Definition of Shred

1. Noun. A tiny or scarcely detectable amount.




2. Verb. Tear into shreds.
Exact synonyms: Rip Up, Tear Up
Specialized synonyms: Tease
Generic synonyms: Bust, Rupture, Snap, Tear
Derivative terms: Shredder

3. Noun. A small piece of cloth or paper.
Exact synonyms: Rag, Tag, Tag End, Tatter
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material
Specialized synonyms: Pine-tar Rag

Definition of Shred

1. n. A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip.

2. v. t. To cut or tear into small pieces, particularly narrow and long pieces, as of cloth or leather.

Definition of Shred

1. Noun. A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip. ¹

2. Noun. In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle; a very small amount. ¹

3. Verb. To cut or tear into narrow and long pieces or strips. ¹

4. Verb. (snowboarding) To ride aggressively. ¹

5. Verb. (bodybuilding) To drop fat and water weight before a competition. ¹

6. Verb. (music) To play very fast (especially guitar solos in rock and metal genres). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shred

1. to tear into small strips [v SHREDDED, SHREDDING, SHREDS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shred

shoyu
shoyus
shozoku
shpadoinkle
shpilkes
shraddha
shraddhas
shrag
shragger
shrammed
shrank
shranks
shrapnel
shrapnels
shred (current term)
shredcook
shreddable
shredded
shredder
shredders
shreddier
shreddies
shredding
shreddy
shredless
shreds
shreek
shreeked
shreeking

Literary usage of Shred

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1. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1916)
"Its most striking character is the presence of patches of dark color distributed in a shred-Hke way through the grayish mass. The rock as a whole is massive ..."

2. The London Medical Gazette (1844)
"... and the following is the result :— Examined microscopically, the central membranous shred was found to present the following structure :— The conclusion ..."

3. The Cook's Own Book: Being a Complete Culinary Encyclopedia... With Numerous by N. K. M. Lee (1832)
"... shred , fine; fry them in a ladleful of good broth and fresh butter ; make a sauce of mutton gravy, orange and lemon juice, eg^s' yolks, ..."

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