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Slit definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLIT, v.t. pret. slit; pp. slot or slitted.
1. To cut lengthwise; to cut into long pieces or strips; as, to slit iron bard into nail rods.
2. To cut or make a long fissure; as, to slit the ear or tongue, or the nose.
3. To cut in general.
4. To rend; to split.
SLIT, n.
1. A long cut; or a narrow opening; as a slit in the ear.
2. A cleft or crack in the breast of cattle.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a long narrow opening
2: obscene terms for female genitals [syn: cunt, puss, pussy, slit, snatch, twat]
3: a depression scratched or carved into a surface [syn: incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent]
4: a narrow fissure v
1: make a clean cut through; "slit her throat" [syn: slit, slice]
2: cut a slit into; "slit the throat of the victim"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from slitten Date: 12th century a long narrow cut or opening slit adjective slitless adjective II. transitive verb (slit; slitting) Etymology: Middle English slitten; akin to Middle High German slitzen to slit, Old High German sl?zan to tear apart, Old English sciell shell more at shell Date: 14th century 1. a. to make a slit in b. to cut off or away ; sever c. to form into a slit 2. to cut into long narrow strips slitter noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a long straight narrow incision. 2 a long narrow opening comparable to a cut. --v.tr. (slitting; past and past part. slit) 1 make a slit in; cut or tear lengthwise. 2 cut into strips. Phrases and idioms: slit-eyed having long narrow eyes. slit-pocket a pocket with a vertical opening giving access to the pocket or to a garment beneath. slit trench a narrow trench for a soldier or a weapon. Derivatives: slitter n. Etymology: ME slitte, rel. to OE slitan, f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slit Slit, obs. 3d. pers. sing. pres. of Slide. --Chaucer.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slit Slit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slit or Slitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Slitting.] [OE. slitten, fr. sliten, AS. st[=i]tan to tear; akin to D. slijten to wear out, G. schleissen to slit, split, OHG. sl[=i]zan to split, tear, wear out, Icel. st[=i]ta to break, tear, wear out, Sw. slita, Dan. slide. Cf. Eclat, Slate, n., Slice.] 1. To cut lengthwise; to cut into long pieces or strips; as, to slit iron bars into nail rods; to slit leather into straps. 2. To cut or make a long fissure in or upon; as, to slit the ear or the nose. 3. To cut; to sever; to divide. [Obs.] And slits the thin-spun life. --Milton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slit Slit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slit or Slitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Slitting.] [OE. slitten, fr. sliten, AS. st[=i]tan to tear; akin to D. slijten to wear out, G. schleissen to slit, split, OHG. sl[=i]zan to split, tear, wear out, Icel. st[=i]ta to break, tear, wear out, Sw. slita, Dan. slide. Cf. Eclat, Slate, n., Slice.] 1. To cut lengthwise; to cut into long pieces or strips; as, to slit iron bars into nail rods; to slit leather into straps. 2. To cut or make a long fissure in or upon; as, to slit the ear or the nose. 3. To cut; to sever; to divide. [Obs.] And slits the thin-spun life. --Milton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slit Slit, n. [AS. slite.] A long cut; a narrow opening; as, a slit in the ear. Gill slit. (Anat.) See Gill opening, under Gill.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(slits, slitting) Note: The form 'slit' is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle. 1. If you slit something, you make a long narrow cut in it. They say somebody slit her throat... He began to slit open each envelope... She was wearing a white dress slit to the thigh. VERB: V n, V n with open, V-ed to/from n 2. A slit is a long narrow cut. Make a slit in the stem about half an inch long. N-COUNT: oft N in n 3. A slit is a long narrow opening in something. She watched them through a slit in the curtains. N-COUNT: oft N in n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Cut (lengthwise). 2. Sunder, divide, rend, cut, split. II. n. Long cut.

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