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Slash definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLASH, v.t.
1. To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long cuts.
2. To lash.
SLASH, v.i. To strike violently and at random with a sword, hanger or other edger instrument; to lay about one with blows. Hewing and slashing at their idle shades.
SLASH, n. A long cut; a cut made at random.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut" [syn: cut, gash, slash, slice]
2: an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
3: a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information [syn: solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix]
4: a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument [syn: slash, gash] v
1: cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete [syn: slash, cut down]
2: beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced" [syn: flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce]
3: cut open; "she slashed her wrists" [syn: slash, gash]
4: cut drastically; "Prices were slashed"
5: move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed" [syn: convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1548 intransitive verb to lash out, cut, or thrash about with or as if with an edged blade transitive verb 1. to cut with or as if with rough sweeping strokes 2. cane, lash 3. to cut slits in (as a garment) so as to reveal a color beneath 4. to criticize cuttingly 5. to reduce sharply ; cut II. noun Date: 1576 1. the act of slashing; also a long cut or stroke made by or as if by slashing 2. an ornamental slit in a garment 3. a. an open tract in a forest strewn with debris (as from logging) b. the debris in such a tract 4. a mark / used typically to denote "or" (as in and/or), "and or" (as in straggler/deserter), or "per" (as in feet/second) called also diagonal, slant, solidus, virgule III. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1652 a low swampy area often overgrown with brush

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. 1 intr. make a sweeping or random cut or cuts with a knife, sword, whip, etc. 2 tr. make such a cut or cuts at. 3 tr. make a long narrow gash or gashes in. 4 tr. reduce (prices etc.) drastically. 5 tr. censure vigorously. 6 tr. make (one's way) by slashing. 7 tr. a lash (a person etc.) with a whip. b crack (a whip). --n. 1 a a slashing cut or stroke. b a wound or slit made by this. 2 an oblique stroke; a solidus. 3 Brit. sl. an act of urinating. 4 US debris resulting from the felling or destruction of trees. Phrases and idioms: slash-and-burn (of cultivation) in which vegetation is cut down, allowed to dry, and then burned off before seeds are planted. Derivatives: slasher n. Etymology: ME perh. f. OF esclachier break in pieces

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slash Slash, n. 1. A long cut; a cut made at random. 2. A large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings. 3. [Cf. Slashy.] pl. Swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slash Slash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slashed; p. pr. & vb. n. Slashing.] [OE. slaschen, of uncertain origin; cf. OF. esclachier to break, esclechier, esclichier, to break, and E. slate, slice, slit, v. t.] 1. To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits. 2. To lash; to ply the whip to. [R.] --King. 3. To crack or snap, as a whip. [R.] --Dr. H. More.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slash Slash, v. i. To strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly. Hewing and slashing at their idle shades. --Spenser.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slash Slash, n. A opening or gap in a forest made by wind, fire, or other destructive agency. We passed over the shoulder of a ridge and around the edge of a fire slash, and then we had the mountain fairly before us. --Henry Van Dyke.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(slashes, slashing, slashed) 1. If you slash something, you make a long, deep cut in it. He came within two minutes of bleeding to death after slashing his wrists. VERB: V n Slash is also a noun. Make deep slashes in the meat and push in the spice paste. N-COUNT 2. If you slash at a person or thing, you quickly hit at them with something such as a knife. He slashed at her, aiming carefully. VERB: V at n 3. To slash something such as costs or jobs means to reduce them by a large amount. (JOURNALISM) Car makers could be forced to slash prices after being accused of overcharging yesterday... = cut VERB: V n 4. You say slash to refer to a sloping line that separates letters, words, or numbers. For example, if you are giving the number 340/2/K you say 'Three four zero, slash two, slash K.' (SPOKEN)

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Slit. 2. Crack, snap, smack. II. n. Slit, long cut.

Moby Thesaurus

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