slot meaning

[ slɔt ] Pronunciation:   "slot" in a sentence
  • Noun: slot  slót
    1. A position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
      "he developed a version of slot grammar" 
    2. A small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)
      "he put a quarter in the slot" 
    3. A time assigned on a schedule or agenda
      "the TV program has a new time slot"; "an aircraft landing slot"
      - time slot 
    4. A position in a hierarchy or organization
      "Bob Dylan occupied the top slot for several weeks"; "she beat some tough competition for the number one slot" 
    5. The trail of an animal (especially a deer)
      "he followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees" 
    6. (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board
      "the PC had three slots for additional memory"
      - expansion slot 
    7. A slot machine that is used for gambling
      "they spend hours and hours just playing the slots"
      - one-armed bandit
    Verb: slot (slotted,slotting)  slót
    1. Assign a time slot
      "slot a television program"

    Derived forms: slotting, slots, slotted

    Type of: coin machine, interval, position, receptacle, schedule, slit, slot machine, spatial relation, status, time interval, trail

    Encyclopedia: Slot

  • [British slang]
    Verb. Hurt, injure, stab, shoot. E.g."I slotted that bastard last year, and he spent 3 weeks in hospital." [Mainly Army use]

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [C]


    a time when something is arranged to happen, as part of a series of similar things; a position in a list:

    The airline has agreed to give up take-off and landing slots at London's Heathrow.

    TV advertising slots have become cheaper.


    a job, especially a senior one:

    He stepped into the top slot at Dixons in September.

    There is a shortage of executives capable of taking over the CEO slot.

  • [Sports]
    The area directly in front of the goal crease, between the face-off circles, where many scoring opportunities take place.


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  1. can we slot her into a job in the sales department?
  2. she now has her own parking slot on the catwalk level.
  3. she placed her card in a slot on the outside the bank.
  4. she now has her own parking slot on the catwalk level.
  5. slot this disk in.

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