English dictionary

Hint: Wildcards can be used multiple times in a query.

English noun: sliver

1. sliver (object) a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

SamplesHe got a splinter in his finger.
It broke into slivers.


Broader (hypernym)bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap

2. sliver (object) a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

Synonymsparing, shaving

Broader (hypernym)fragment

Narrower (hyponym)splint, turning

English verb: sliver

1. sliver (social) divide into slivers or splinters


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up

2. sliver (change) break up into splinters or slivers

SamplesThe wood splintered.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize

3. sliver (change) form into slivers

SamplesSliver wood.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)form, shape

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk