slot Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “slot” in the English Dictionary

"slot" in British English

See all translations

slotnoun [C]

uk   /slɒt/  us   /slɑːt/

slotverb [I or T, + adv/prep]

uk   /slɒt/  us   /slɑːt/ (-tt-)
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of slot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slot" in American English

See all translations

slotnoun [C]

 us   /slɑt/
  • slot noun [C] (HOLE)

a narrow hole or opening: Drop the letter in the mail slot.
  • slot noun [C] (POSITION)

a place or position available to someone or something: Perry will fill one of the open slots on the commission. Shaap’s program can be heard in the same time slot every morning.

slotverb [T]

 us   /slɑt/ (-tt-)
  • slot verb [T] (PUT IN POSITION)

to put someone or something in a particular position: Weather reports are slotted between commercials.
(Definition of slot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"slot" in Business English

See all translations

slotnoun [C]

uk   us   /slɒt/
(also time slot) an amount of time that is allowed for a single event in a planned order of activities or events: I think I have a slot open in my diary.1-hour/90 minute/4-hour, etc. slot What can we test in the 90-minute time slot?the 9pm/Saturday night/morning, etc. slot The show competes with 'Bob the Builder' in the morning slot.delivery/viewing/landing slot Airlines are competing for landing slots at Gatwick airport.
a job in a company or organization: Five of the fifteen slots on the charity's board are open this year. Johnson moved to the top slot last month. a training/teaching/management slotthe CEO/Vice President/Director slot She left the CEO slot in 2009.
a position in a list of ranks: Within a few years we expect to compete with the big Wall Street firms for the top slot in the industry.the number 1/2/3, etc. slot They fought their way to the number 1 slot in the nation. a top 10/50/100 slot
IT a small, narrow opening for something to be put in: the memory card slot in your computerin/into a slot You can insert a smart card into a slot on the keyboard to verify digital signatures.
(Definition of slot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of slot?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“slot” in Business English

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

galaxy

one of the independent groups of stars in the universe

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More