Definition of Cutting

1. Noun. The activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film.

Exact synonyms: Film Editing
Generic synonyms: Creating By Removal
Derivative terms: Cut, Cut

2. Adjective. (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character. "A stinging comment"
Exact synonyms: Edged, Stinging
Similar to: Unkind

3. Noun. A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting.
Exact synonyms: Slip
Specialized synonyms: Quickset
Generic synonyms: Stalk, Stem

4. Adjective. Unpleasantly cold and damp. "Bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
Exact synonyms: Bleak, Raw
Similar to: Cold
Derivative terms: Bleakness, Rawness

5. Noun. The act of cutting something into parts. "His cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
Exact synonyms: Cut
Specialized synonyms: Severance, Severing, Dissection, Scission, Slicing, Undercut
Generic synonyms: Division
Derivative terms: Cut, Cut

6. Adjective. Painful as if caused by a sharp instrument. "Lancinating pain"
Exact synonyms: Keen, Knifelike, Lancinate, Lancinating, Piercing, Stabbing
Similar to: Sharp

7. Noun. A piece cut off from the main part of something.
Generic synonyms: Part, Piece
Specialized synonyms: Pruning

8. Noun. An excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine. "He searched through piles of letters and clippings"

9. Noun. Removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape.
Exact synonyms: Carving
Generic synonyms: Creating By Removal
Specialized synonyms: Petroglyph, Truncation
Derivative terms: Carve, Cut

10. Noun. The division of a deck of cards before dealing. "The cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
Exact synonyms: Cut
Generic synonyms: Division
Group relationships: Card Game, Cards
Derivative terms: Cut

11. Noun. The act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge. "His cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
Exact synonyms: Cut
Generic synonyms: Opening
Specialized synonyms: Nick, Notch, Snick, Gash, Slash, Incision, Section, Surgical Incision
Derivative terms: Cut

12. Noun. The act of diluting something. "The thinning of paint with turpentine"
Exact synonyms: Thinning
Generic synonyms: Dilution
Derivative terms: Cut, Thin

13. Noun. The act of shortening something by chopping off the ends. "The barber gave him a good cut"
Exact synonyms: Cut, Cutting Off
Generic synonyms: Shortening
Specialized synonyms: Clip, Clipping, Snip, Haircut, Clipping, Trim, Trimming, Shearing
Derivative terms: Cut

Definition of Cutting

1. n. The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.

2. a. Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool.

Definition of Cutting

1. Verb. (present participle of cut) ¹

2. Noun. (countable uncountable) The action of the verb to '''cut'''. ¹

3. Noun. A section removed from the larger whole. ¹

4. Noun. A newspaper clipping. ¹

5. Noun. A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant. ¹

6. Noun. An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance. ¹

7. Noun. The editing of film or other recordings. ¹

8. Noun. Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin. ¹

9. Noun. A narrow passage, dug for a road, railway or canal to go through. ¹

10. Adjective. (not comparable) That is used for cutting. ¹

11. Adjective. Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Cutting

1. a section cut from a plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cutting

1. Portion of a stem, root, or leaf cut from the parent plant for the production of a new independent plant by inducing it to form shoots and roots under favorable environmental conditions (for example, stem cuttings, leaf cuttings, leaf-bud cuttings, and root cuttings). (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cutting

cutting (current term)
cutting angle
cutting bait
cutting board
cutting boards
cutting down
cutting edge
cutting forceps
cutting implement
cutting in
cutting it
cutting needle
cutting off
cutting off one's nose to spite one's face

Literary usage of Cutting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"... 1919, and the purpose is to recover damages of defendant for wrongfully cutting timber trees from lands claimed by plaintiff, and to restrain defendant ..."

2. Proceedings by Bristol Naturalists' Society (Bristol, England), Bristol Naturalists' Society (1891)
"Mr. Charles Richardson kindly took ine to see the cutting in an early stage, and with the permission of Mr. WK Lawrence, I have since frequently visited the ..."

3. Bulletin by Philippines. Bureau of forestry (1906)
"cutting AREAS. cutting areas should conform as nearly as possible to the wishes of ... In assigning cutting areas, the forester shall follow as nearly as ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"in the patent as being used for cutting tongues, grooves, mortises, etc. cutting grooves or mortises or tongues, by the Newton rotary disc, is merely sawing ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1890)
"The cutting instrument is a small copper disk, sometimes as tiny as a dentist's tool, ... This is the real cutting agent ; the disk simply applies it. ..."

6. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"In 1886. one AK cutting, a subject of the United States, was arrested in Mexico for an alleged ... Mexico maintained that she had a right to punish cutting, ..."

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