Splinter vs Shive - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between splinter and shive
is that splinter
is a long, sharp fragment of material, often wood while shive
is a slice, especially of bread or shive
can be (obsolete) a splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material or shive
can be or shive
can be .
As a verb splinter
is to come apart into long sharp fragments.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A long, sharp fragment of material, often wood.
A group that formed by splitting off from a larger membership.
* (long sharp fragment) shard, spelk.
* (group formed by splitting) faction, splinter group.
To come apart into long sharp fragments.
To cause to break apart into long sharp fragments.
- The tall tree splintered during the storm.
- His third kick splintered the door.
(figuratively, of a group) To break, or cause to break, into factions.
- After splintering their lances, they wheeled about, and abandoned the field to the enemy.
- The government splintered when the coalition members could not agree.
To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb.
- The unpopular new policies splintered the company.
- (Bishop Wren)
A parallel form of (sheave
), from a (etyl
) base which probably existed in (etyl
) (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl
) Scheibe, late (etyl
A slice, especially of bread.
* 1980 , Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers :
(obsolete) A sheave.
A beam or plank of split wood.
A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
- In my cool room with the shutters shut and the thin shives of air and light coming through the slats, I cried myself to sleep in an overloud selfpitying transport.
From a (etyl) base which probably existed in Old English (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl) Schebe, (etyl) scheef.
(obsolete) A splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material.
(paper-makin) A particle of impurity in finished paper.
Variant of shiv.
* 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day (Vintage 2007), page 50:
- So every alleyway down here, every shadow big enough to hide a shive artist with a grudge, is a warm invitation to rewrite history.
* 2010 , ,
A Life of Learning
- There are some cultural details in Schissel’s story that are specific to the Jewish community: the family sits shive (seven days of mourning for the dead), and the preference for silence at that time.
* sit shive