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SPLICE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does splice mean? 

SPLICE (noun)
  The noun SPLICE has 2 senses:

1. a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together
2. joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together

  Familiarity information: SPLICE used as a noun is rare.


SPLICE (verb)
  The verb SPLICE has 4 senses:

1. join the ends of
2. perform a marriage ceremony
3. join together so as to form new genetic combinations
4. join by interweaving strands

  Familiarity information: SPLICE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPLICE (noun)


Sense 1splice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

splice; splicing

Context example:

the break was due to an imperfect splice

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

conjunction; junction (something that joins or connects)


Sense 2splice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

lap joint; splice

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

joint (junction by which parts or objects are joined together)


SPLICE (verb)


Sense 1splice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Join the ends of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

splice film

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

conjoin; join (make contact or come together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2splice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perform a marriage ceremony

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

marry; splice; wed; tie

Context examples:

The minister married us on Saturday / We were wed the following week / The couple got spliced on Hawaii

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

officiate (act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "splice"):

solemnise; solemnize (perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3splice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Join together so as to form new genetic combinations

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

splice genes

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

conjoin; join (make contact or come together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4splice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Join by interweaving strands

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

Splice the wires

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

enlace; entwine; interlace; intertwine; lace; twine (spin or twist together so as to form a cord)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "splice"):

piece (join during spinning)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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