|1.||[ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable|
"he developed a version of slot grammar"
|2.||[ verb ] assign a time slot|
"slot a television programs"
|Related terms:||schedule time_slot|
|3.||[ noun ] a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)|
"he put a quarter in the slot"
|Related terms:||slit mail_slot coin_slot|
|4.||[ noun ] 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.||[ noun ] (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board|
"the PC had three slots for additional memory"
|Related terms:||receptacle computer|
|6.||[ noun ] the trail of an animal (especially a deer)|
"he followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees"
|7.||[ noun ] a time assigned on a schedule or agenda|
"the TV program has a new time slot" "an aircraft landing slot"
|8.||[ noun ] a slot machine that is used for gambling|
"they spend hours and hours just playing the slots"
|Related terms:||slot_machine fruit_machine|
|9.||[ noun ] (work) a job in an organization|
|Synonyms:||position place post berth spot billet situation office|
"he occupied a post in the treasury"
|Related terms:||occupation job legation professorship apprenticeship academicianship bishopry chairmanship chaplaincy attorneyship clerkship comptrollership bailiffship admiralty discipleship chancellorship foremanship chieftaincy headship commandership internship consulship legislatorship controllership cadetship ambassadorship curacy accountantship counselorship messiahship prelacy editorship eldership emirate protectorship generalship governorship headship solicitorship incumbency inspectorship instructorship tribuneship judgship lectureship fatherhood khanate librarianship lieutenancy councillorship caliphate marshalship mastership mayoralty moderatorship curatorship overlordship pastorship custodianship captainship praetorship precentorship deanship premiership presidency primateship principalship priorship proconsulship proctorship preceptorship prefecture receivership regency rulership secretaryship senatorship sinecure directorship speakership stewardship studentship teachership thaneship throne treasurership cardinalship viceroyship viziership wardenship wardership hot_seat apostleship fatherhood managership manhood peasanthood public_office residency sainthood womanhood magistracy station officiate post|