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I always say if I'm not good at something it's just because I've not had time to focus on it... it's just uncrafted, like a slab of rock that contains the statue of David within it.
Michael Sheen

Meaning of "slab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SLAB

Of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SLAB

slab  [slæb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Slab is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb slab in English.

WHAT DOES SLAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of slab in the English dictionary

The first definition of slab in the dictionary is a broad flat thick piece of wood, stone, or other material. Other definition of slab is a thick slice of cake, etc. Slab is also any of the outside parts of a log that are sawn off while the log is being made into planks.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SLAB

PRESENT

Present
I slab
you slab
he/she/it slabs
we slab
you slab
they slab
Present continuous
I am slabbing
you are slabbing
he/she/it is slabbing
we are slabbing
you are slabbing
they are slabbing
Present perfect
I have slabbed
you have slabbed
he/she/it has slabbed
we have slabbed
you have slabbed
they have slabbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been slabbing
you have been slabbing
he/she/it has been slabbing
we have been slabbing
you have been slabbing
they have been slabbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I slabbed
you slabbed
he/she/it slabbed
we slabbed
you slabbed
they slabbed
Past continuous
I was slabbing
you were slabbing
he/she/it was slabbing
we were slabbing
you were slabbing
they were slabbing
Past perfect
I had slabbed
you had slabbed
he/she/it had slabbed
we had slabbed
you had slabbed
they had slabbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been slabbing
you had been slabbing
he/she/it had been slabbing
we had been slabbing
you had been slabbing
they had been slabbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will slab
you will slab
he/she/it will slab
we will slab
you will slab
they will slab
Future continuous
I will be slabbing
you will be slabbing
he/she/it will be slabbing
we will be slabbing
you will be slabbing
they will be slabbing
Future perfect
I will have slabbed
you will have slabbed
he/she/it will have slabbed
we will have slabbed
you will have slabbed
they will have slabbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been slabbing
you will have been slabbing
he/she/it will have been slabbing
we will have been slabbing
you will have been slabbing
they will have been slabbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would slab
you would slab
he/she/it would slab
we would slab
you would slab
they would slab
Conditional continuous
I would be slabbing
you would be slabbing
he/she/it would be slabbing
we would be slabbing
you would be slabbing
they would be slabbing
Conditional perfect
I would have slab
you would have slab
he/she/it would have slab
we would have slab
you would have slab
they would have slab
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been slabbing
you would have been slabbing
he/she/it would have been slabbing
we would have been slabbing
you would have been slabbing
they would have been slabbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you slab
we let´s slab
you slab
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to slab
Past participle
slabbed
Present Participle
slabbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLAB


blab
blæb
flab
flæb
lab
læb
lablab
ˈlæbˌlæb
Lib-Lab
ˈlɪbˈlæb
minilab
ˈmɪnɪˌlæb
Skylab
ˈskaɪˌlæb
spacelab
ˈspeɪsˌlæb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLAB

sl
slab cake
slabbed
slabber
slabberer
slabbery
slabbiness
slabbing
slabby
slablike
slabstone
slack
slack suit
slack water
slack-jawed
slacken
slackener
slackening
slacker
slacklining

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLAB

Arab
Bab
cab
crab
dab
fab
gab
grab
hijab
inqilab
jab
kab
kebab
path lab
paving slab
Punjab
rehab
sab
stab
tab

Synonyms and antonyms of slab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SLAB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «slab» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of slab
chunk · hunk · lump · nugget · piece · portion · slice · wedge · wodge

Translation of «slab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLAB

Find out the translation of slab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of slab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «slab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

厚板
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

losa
570 millions of speakers

English

slab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पटिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بلاطة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плиты
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bloco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dalle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Papak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Platte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

厚板
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

두껍고 평평한 조각
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Slab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sàn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பலகை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्लॅब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

levha
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lastra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

płyty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lespede
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλάκα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

blad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

platta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skive
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of slab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLAB»

The term «slab» is very widely used and occupies the 15.149 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLAB» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slab

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2 QUOTES WITH «SLAB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word slab.
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Charles Jencks
Modern Architecture died in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 15, 1972, at 3.32 p.m. (or thereabouts), when the infamous Pruitt Igoe scheme, or rather several of its slab blocks, were given the final coup de grace by dynamite.
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Michael Sheen
I always say if I'm not good at something it's just because I've not had time to focus on it... it's just uncrafted, like a slab of rock that contains the statue of David within it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLAB»

Discover the use of slab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gears of War: The Slab
MARCUS FENIX.
Karen Traviss, 2012
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Slab Techniques
This broad approach to slab work includes a wide variety of building methods and shows the work of many high-profile ceramic artists working in this area.
Ian Marsh, Jim Robison, 2010
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The Slab Boys Trilogy
Phil and Spanky explode onto the stage in a classic vaudeville double-act.Now considered one of Scotland's defining literary works of the twentieth century, the Slab Boys Trilogy premiered at the Traverse back in the late 1970s and early ...
John Byrne, 2003
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Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential ...
This reinforcement protects the slab from cracking caused by shrinkage, temperature changes, concentrated live loads, and settlement. In warm climates, concrete slabs often are used at grade as the first-floor structure, and have thickened ...
Janet Rumbarger, Richard Vitullo, 2003
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Thin Slab Direct Rolling of Microalloyed Steels
This Slab casting and direct rolling (TSDR) technologies are nowadays one of the most promising processing routes to maintain steel as a leading material in technological applications.
J. M. Rodriguez-Ibabe, 2007
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A Study of Slab-on-ground Construction for Residences
The Building Research Advisory Board conducted the study of Slab-on-Ground Construction For Residences at the request of the Federal Housing Administration, The specific objective of the study was to provide the Ftik with advisory ...
National Research Council (U.S.). Building Research Advisory Board, 1955
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Building an Affordable House: Trade Secrets to High-value, ...
Because of deepened frost footings that make forming difficult, in cold-weather areas, it's common to see contractors pour slabs in a costly, three-step process involving footings, a row of concrete block, and then the slab. Post Tensioning for  ...
Fernando Pages Ruiz, 2005
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Ceramics for Kids: Creative Clay Projects to Pinch, Roll, ...
If you've ever rolled out pie dough, you can roll out a slab of clay. Once you've flattened a clay slab with the rolling pin, it's amazing how many different kinds of projects you can make just by cutting shapes from it. Tiles, coasters, puzzles, wind ...
Mary Ellis, 2004
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Structural Design Guide to the ACI Building Code
7. Two-Way. (Waffle). Flat. Slab. Design. GENERAL A "waffle" flat slab is a two- way joist system. Under the general provisions of the 1995 Code, Chapter 13, the two-way joist portion may be combined with a solid column head or with solid ...
Edward S. Hoffman, 1998
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Reinforced Concrete Slabs
12.1 INTRODUCTION The yield line theory due to Johansen considers the presence of only moments and shear forces at the yield lines in the slab and gives a good indication of the ultimate load when the yield line pattern can form without ...
Robert Park, William L. Gamble, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB) Buy Rating Reconfirmed by Analysts …
Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB) had its stock rating noted as Buy by analysts at MKM Partners. MKM Partners currently has a $52 target price on the $2.14B ... «OctaFinance.com, Jul 15»
2
Officials ID 17-Year-Old Crushed to Death by Falling Stone Slab in NJ
Authorities say Jared Marchiano, 17, of Bayville, Ocean County, died over the weekend when he was crushed by a 650-pound stone slab at a business not far ... «NBC 10 Philadelphia, Jun 15»
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Two-foot slab of marble falls when kid touches it in Idaho Capitol
BOISE (AP) — Idaho Statehouse officials have hired a marble expert to inspect the Capitol after a 2-foot slab of marble wainscoting crumbled at the touch of a ... «Idaho State Journal, Jun 15»
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Slab City, The 'Last Free Place In America,' Is Challenged
A car serves as the foundation for the Slab City skateboarding park, March 28, 2015. ... Reporter Angela Carone, from Here & Now contributor KPBS, says Slab ... «WBUR, Jun 15»
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Labour's Infamous 'Ed Stone' Found in London Warehouse – Was …
The stone slab that formed part of an ill-fated Labour gimmick in the last week of the election campaign has finally been discovered in a south London ... «Breitbart News, May 15»
6
Concrete slab falls off truck, kills worker
A 42-year-old man died Thursday afternoon when a 7-ton slab of concrete fell at a construction site along Interstate 295 in Mandarin, according to the ... «WJXT Jacksonville, May 15»
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Silicon Laboratories' (SLAB) CEO Tyson Tuttle on Q1 2015 Results …
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. My name is Ryan and I will be your conference Operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to Silicon ... «Seeking Alpha, Apr 15»
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The week's odd news: Dachshund survives 13 days under concrete …
DERBY, Kan. – A miniature dachshund has been rescued after spending 13 days trapped underneath a concrete slab at her home in Kansas. The dog, named ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Apr 15»
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Kansas Dachshund Spent 13 Days Under Concrete Slab
It turns out Lucy had dug underneath the slab that was supporting the house's air-conditioning unit. Owner Rebecca Felix says her other dog, Thor, had acted ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
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Falling slab kills joyful family in split second
The young couple who died with their 8-month-old baby on Monday when a concrete slab fell onto their truck from a highway overpass were beloved, ... «The Seattle Times, Apr 15»

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