Definition of shred :
1. A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip.
2. In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle.
3. of Shred
4. To cut or tear into small pieces, particularly narrow and long pieces, as of cloth or leather.
5. To lop; to prune; to trim.
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particle (part of speech: noun)
- Or if one could say that you cherished a shred of loyalty for him who betrays it. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- It was a little difficult in this affair to keep a shred of dignity. - "The Dark Flower", John Galsworthy.
- So the next night, with the last shred of the dying old moon rising, she took some of the water in which she had revived the snake, put it in a bottle, and set out, accompanied by her cat. - "The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories", George MacDonald.