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SLOT (slotted, slotting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slot mean? 

SLOT (noun)
  The noun SLOT has 7 senses:

1. a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
2. a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)
3. a time assigned on a schedule or agenda
4. a position in a hierarchy or organization
5. the trail of an animal (especially a deer)
6. (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board
7. a slot machine that is used for gambling

  Familiarity information: SLOT used as a noun is common.


SLOT (verb)
  The verb SLOT has 1 sense:

1. assign a time slot

  Familiarity information: SLOT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLOT (noun)


Sense 1slot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he developed a version of slot grammar

Hypernyms ("slot" is a kind of...):

position; spatial relation (the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated)


Sense 2slot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

he put a quarter in the slot

Hypernyms ("slot" is a kind of...):

slit (a long narrow opening)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "slot"):

coin slot (a slot through which coins can be inserted into a slot machine)

mail slot (a slot (usually in a door) through which mail can be delivered)


Sense 3slot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A time assigned on a schedule or agenda

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

time slot; slot

Context examples:

the TV program has a new time slot / an aircraft landing slot

Hypernyms ("slot" is a kind of...):

interval; time interval (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)


Sense 4slot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A position in a hierarchy or organization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context examples:

Bob Dylan occupied the top slot for several weeks / she beat some tough competition for the number one slot

Hypernyms ("slot" is a kind of...):

position; status (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society)


Sense 5slot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trail of an animal (especially a deer)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

he followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees

Hypernyms ("slot" is a kind of...):

trail (a track or mark left by something that has passed)


Sense 6slot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

expansion slot; slot

Context example:

the PC had three slots for additional memory

Hypernyms ("slot" is a kind of...):

receptacle (an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert)

Domain category:

computer; computing device; computing machine; data processor; electronic computer; information processing system (a machine for performing calculations automatically)


Sense 7slot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slot machine that is used for gambling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

one-armed bandit; slot

Context example:

they spend hours and hours just playing the slots

Hypernyms ("slot" is a kind of...):

coin machine; slot machine (a machine that is operated by the insertion of a coin in a slot)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "slot"):

fruit machine (a coin-operated gambling machine that produces random combinations of symbols (usually pictures of different fruits) on rotating dials; certain combinations win money for the player)


SLOT (verb)


Sense 1slot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assign a time slot

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

slot a television programs

Hypernyms (to "slot" is one way to...):

schedule (plan for an activity or event)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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