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slander a false statement or statements made to hurt someone's reputation, or the act of making such statements. [2 definitions]
slang very informal speech that is made up of new words, or new meanings of old words. Slang is not appropriate for serious conversation or writing.
slant to be at a leaning or tilting angle. [2 definitions]
slap a sharp blow with an open hand that makes a cracking sound. [5 definitions]
slapdash done or made in a hurry and without attention.
slash to cut or strike with a strong, sweeping motion. [5 definitions]
slat a long, narrow strip of wood or metal. Slats can be used to make flat surfaces, such as mattress supports, window covers, and bench or chair backs.
slate a rock that tends to split in smooth layers. [3 definitions]
slaughter the killing and butchering of animals for food. [4 definitions]
slave a person who is owned by and forced to work for another with no pay or rights. [4 definitions]
slavery the owning of people by other people; bondage. [3 definitions]
slay to kill deliberately and violently.
sled a low platform of wood or other material that slides on blades and is used to travel over snow and ice. [2 definitions]
sledgehammer a large, heavy hammer that has a long handle. A sledgehammer is held with both hands and used for such tasks as driving posts into the ground.
sleek smooth or shiny. [2 definitions]
sleep to be in the state of rest for the body and mind in which the eyes are closed and one is not fully conscious. [5 definitions]
sleeping bag a large bag with a warm lining and a zipper used to sleep in outdoors.
sleep tight to sleep well or soundly.
sleepy in need of or starting to sleep. [2 definitions]
sleet freezing rain. [2 definitions]
sleeve the part of a shirt, dress, or other garment that covers all or part of the arm.