Definitions for cutting

Definitions for (noun) cutting

Main entry: cut, cutting, cutting off

Definition: the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

Usage: the barber gave him a good cut

Main entry: cutting, thinning

Definition: the act of diluting something

Usage: the cutting of whiskey with water; the thinning of paint with turpentine

Main entry: cut, cutting

Definition: the act of cutting something into parts

Usage: his cuts were skillful; his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess

Main entry: cut, cutting

Definition: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

Usage: his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels

Main entry: cut, cutting

Definition: the division of a deck of cards before dealing

Usage: he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal; the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual

Main entry: cutting, carving

Definition: removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape

Main entry: cutting, film editing

Definition: the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film

Main entry: newspaper clipping, clipping, cutting, press clipping, press cutting

Definition: an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine

Usage: he searched through piles of letters and clippings

Main entry: cutting

Definition: a piece cut off from the main part of something

Main entry: slip, cutting

Definition: a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

Definitions for (adj) cutting

Main entry: lancinate, lancinating, keen, knifelike, stabbing, cutting, piercing

Definition: painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

Usage: a cutting wind; keen winds; knifelike cold; piercing knifelike pains; piercing cold; piercing criticism; a stabbing pain; lancinating pain

Main entry: raw, bleak, cutting

Definition: unpleasantly cold and damp

Usage: bleak winds of the North Atlantic

Main entry: stinging, cutting, edged

Definition: (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character

Usage: cutting remarks; edged satire; a stinging comment

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