Definitions for: Splice


[n] joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together
[n] a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together; "the break was due to an imperfect splice"
[v] join by interweaving strands; "Splice the wires"
[v] join together so as to form new genetic combinations; "splice genes"
[v] join the ends of; "splice film"
[v] perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"



Webster (1913) Definition: Splice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spliced; p. pr. & vb. n.
Splicing.] [D. splitsen, splitten; akin to G. splissen, Sw.
splissa, Dan. splisse, and E. split; -- from the dividing or
splitting the ends into separate strands. See Split, v. t.]
1. 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.

2. 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.

3. To unite in marrige. [Slang]

Splice grafting.ee under Grafting.

To splice the main brace (Naut.), to give out, or drink, an
extra allowance of spirits on occasion of special exposure
to wet or cold, or to severe fatigue; hence, to take a
dram.


Splice, n.
A junction or joining made by splicing.

Synonyms: lap joint, marry, splicing, tie, wed

See Also: conjoin, conjunction, enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, join, joint, junction, lace, officiate, piece, solemnise, solemnize, twine

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