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  3  definitions  found 
  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  1.6  [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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