Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To join (two pieces of film, for example) at the ends.
  • transitive v. To join (ropes, for example) by interweaving strands.
  • transitive v. To join (pieces of wood) by overlapping and binding at the ends.
  • transitive v. To join together or insert (segments of DNA or RNA) so as to form new genetic combinations or alter a genetic structure.
  • transitive v. Slang To join in marriage: They went to Las Vegas to get spliced.
  • n. A joining by splicing.
  • n. A place where parts have been spliced.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A junction or joining of ropes made by splicing them together.
  • n. The electrical and mechanical connection between two pieces of wire or cable.
  • n. That part of a bat where the handle joins the blade.
  • n. Bonding or joining of overlapping materials.
  • v. To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.
  • v. To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
  • v. To unite in marriage.
  • v. To unite as if splicing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.
  • transitive v. To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
  • transitive v. To unite in marriage.
  • n. A junction or joining made by splicing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To unite or join together, as two ropes or the parts of a rope by interweaving the strands of the ends; also, to unite or join together by overlapping, as two pieces of timber, metal, or other material. See splice, n.
  • To join in marriage; marry.
  • n. The joining together of two ropes or parts of a rope by interweaving part of the untwisted strands of each, or the union so effected.
  • n. The junction of two pieces of wood or metal by overlapping and bolting or otherwise fastening the ends; a scarf. See cut under scarf, 2.
  • n. In cricket, that part of the handle of the bat which fits into the blade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. perform a marriage ceremony
  • n. a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together
  • v. join the ends of
  • n. joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together
  • v. join together so as to form new genetic combinations
  • v. join by interweaving strands

Etymologies

Obsolete Dutch splissen, from Middle Dutch.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch splissen (obsolete); akin to Middle Dutch splitten to split. First known use: circa 1525 (Wiktionary)

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