from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing: a cutting tool.
- adj. Sharply penetrating; piercing: a cutting wind.
- adj. Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings of others: a cutting remark. See Synonyms at incisive.
- n. A part cut off from a main body.
- n. A part, such as a stem, leaf, or root, removed from a plant to propagate a new plant, as through rooting or grafting.
- n. An excavation made through high ground in a construction project.
- n. The editing of film or recording tape.
- n. Chiefly British A clipping, as from a newspaper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of cut.
- n. The action of the verb to cut.
- n. A section removed from the larger whole.
- n. A newspaper clipping.
- n. A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant.
- n. An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance.
- n. The editing of film or other recordings.
- n. Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin.
- n. A narrow passage, dug for a road, railway or canal to go through.
- adj. That is used for cutting.
- adj. Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.
- n. Something cut, cut off, or cut out, as a twig or scion cut off from a stock for the purpose of grafting or of rooting as an independent plant; something cut out of a newspaper; an excavation cut through a hill or elsewhere to make a way for a railroad, canal, etc.; a cut.
- adj. Adapted to cut.
- adj. Chilling; penetrating; sharp.
- adj. Severe; sarcastic; biting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Penetrating or dividing by a cut, as of an edged tool; serving to penetrate or divide; sharp.
- 2. Wounding or deeply affecting the feelings, as with pain, shame, etc.; satirical; severe: applied to persons or things: as, he was very cutting; a cutting remark.
- Thieving; swaggering; bullying.
- n. A piece cut off; a slip; a slice; a clipping.
- n. A section; a thin slice used for microscopical purposes.
- n. A slip cut from a newspaper or other print containing a paragraph or an article which one wishes to use or preserve.
- n. An excavation made through a hill or rising ground, in constructing a road, railway, canal, etc.: the opposite of a filling.
- n. The action of a horse when he strikes the inner and lower part of the fetlock-joint with the opposite hoof while traveling.
- n. A caper; a curvet.
- n. In coal-mining, work done in mining or getting coal so that it may be broken down.
- n. plural The refuse obtained from the sieve of a hutch.
- n. plural Bruised groats, or oats prepared for gruel, porridge, etc.
- n. See the extract.
- n. A process in bookbinding. After gluing, rounding, and backing, the edges are cut in a special machine. Cutting is one of the secondary processes included in the general term forwarding. See forwarding, n., 2.
- n. An area upon which the entire stand has been cut.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
- n. the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
- n. the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
- n. the division of a deck of cards before dealing
- n. the act of cutting something into parts
- n. the act of diluting something
- adj. painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
- n. an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
- n. removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
- n. a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
- n. a piece cut off from the main part of something
- adj. unpleasantly cold and damp
- adj. (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
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