Hypertext Webster Gateway: "shred"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Shred \Shred\, n. [OE. shrede, schrede, AS. scre['a]de; akin to
OD. schroode, G. schrot a piece cut off, Icel. skrjo[eth]r a
shred, and to E. shroud. Cf. {Screed}, {Scroll}, {Scrutiny}.]
1. A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip. ``Shreds of
tanned leather.'' --Bacon.

2. In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Shred \Shred\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shred} or {Shredded}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Shredding}.] [OE. shreden, schreden, AS.
scre['a]dian; akin to OD. schrooden, OHG. scr?tan, G.
schroten. See {Shred}, n.]
1. To cut or tear into small pieces, particularly narrow and
long pieces, as of cloth or leather. --Chaucer.

2. To lop; to prune; to trim. [Obs.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a tiny or scarcely detectable amount [syn: {scintilla}, {whit},
{iota}, {tittle}, {smidgen}, {smidgeon}, {smidgin}, {smidge}]
2: a small piece of cloth [syn: {rag}, {tag}, {tag end}, {tatter}]
v : tear into shreds [syn: {tear up}, {rip up}]

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