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6 definitions found
 for Cutting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cutting \Cut"ting\ (k[u^]t"t[i^]ng), n.
     1. The act or process of making an incision, or of severing,
        felling, shaping, etc.
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     2. 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cutting \Cut"ting\, a.
     1. Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool.
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     2. Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind.
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     3. Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply; a cutting
        remark.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cut; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Cutting.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic
     origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta
     bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten,
     curtail, dock, cutach short, docked, cut a bobtail, piece,
     Ir. cut a short tail, cutach bobtailed. Cf. Coot.]
     1. To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp
        instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to
        divide.
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              You must cut this flesh from off his breast. --Shak.
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              Before the whistling winds the vessels fly,
              With rapid swiftness cut the liquid way. --Pope.
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     2. To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering;
        to hew; to mow or reap.
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              Thy servants can skill to cut timer.  --2. Chron.
                                                    ii. 8
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     3. To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as,
        to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
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     4. To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.
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     5. To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing,
        etc.; to carve; to hew out.
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              Why should a man. whose blood is warm within,
              Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster? --Shak.
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              Loopholes cut through thickest shade. --Milton.
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     6. To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce;
        to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.
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              The man was cut to the heart.         --Addison.
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     7. To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right
        angles.
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     8. To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in
        the street; to cut one's acquaintance. [Colloq.]
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     9. To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a
        recitation. etc. [Colloq.]
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              An English tradesman is always solicitous to cut the
              shop whenever he can do so with impunity. --Thomas
                                                    Hamilton.
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     10. (Cricket) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a
         chopping movement of the bat.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     11. (Billiards, etc.) To drive (an object ball) to either
         side by hitting it fine on the other side with the cue
         ball or another object ball.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     12. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) To strike (a ball) with the racket
         inclined or struck across the ball so as to put a certain
         spin on the ball.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     13. (Croquet) To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with
         another ball.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     To cut a caper. See under Caper.
  
     To cut the cards, to divide a pack of cards into portions,
        in order to determine the deal or the trump, or to change
        the cards to be dealt.
  
     To cut both ways, to have effects both advantageous and
        disadvantageous.
  
     To cut corners, to deliberately do an incomplete or
        imperfect job in order to save time or money.
  
     To cut a dash or To cut a figure, to make a display of
        oneself; to give a conspicuous impression. [Colloq.]
  
     To cut down.
         (a) To sever and cause to fall; to fell; to prostrate.
             "Timber . . . cut down in the mountains of Cilicia."
             --Knolles.
         (b) To put down; to abash; to humble. [Obs] "So great is
             his natural eloquence, that he cuts down the finest
             orator." --Addison
         (c) To lessen; to retrench; to curtail; as, to cut down
             expenses.
         (d) (Naut.) To raze; as, to cut down a frigate into a
             sloop.
  
     To cut the knot or To cut the Gordian knot, to dispose of
        a difficulty summarily; to solve it by prompt, arbitrary
        action, rather than by skill or patience.
  
     To cut lots, to determine lots by cuttings cards; to draw
        lots.
  
     To cut off.
         (a) To sever; to separate.
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                   I would to God, . . .
                   The king had cut off my brother's. --Shak.
         (b) To put an untimely death; to put an end to; to
             destroy. "Iren[ae]us was likewise cut off by
             martyrdom." --Addison.
         (c) To interrupt; as, to cut off communication; to cut
             off (the flow of) steam from (the boiler to) a steam
             engine.
         (d) To intercept; as,, to cut off an enemy's retreat.
         (e) To end; to finish; as, to cut off further debate.
  
     To cut out.
         (a) To remove by cutting or carving; as, to cut out a
             piece from a board.
         (b) To shape or form by cutting; as, to cut out a
             garment. " A large forest cut out into walks."
             --Addison.
         (c) To scheme; to contrive; to prepare; as, to cut out
             work for another day. "Every man had cut out a place
             for himself." --Addison.
         (d) To step in and take the place of; to supplant; as, to
             cut out a rival. [Colloq.]
         (e) To debar. "I am cut out from anything but common
             acknowledgments." --Pope.
         (f) To seize and carry off (a vessel) from a harbor, or
             from under the guns of an enemy.
         (g) to separate from the midst of a number; as, to cut
             out a steer from a herd; to cut out a car from a
             train.
         (h) to discontinue; as, to cut out smoking.
  
     To cut to pieces.
         (a) To cut into pieces; as, to cut cloth to pieces.
         (b) To slaughter; as, to cut an army to pieces.
  
     To cut a play (Drama), to shorten it by leaving out
        passages, to adapt it for the stage.
  
     To cut rates (Railroads, etc.), to reduce the charges for
        transportation below the rates established between
        competing lines.
  
     To cut short, to arrest or check abruptly; to bring to a
        sudden termination. "Achilles cut him short, and thus
        replied." --Dryden.
  
     To cut stick, to make off clandestinely or precipitately.
        [Slang]
  
     To cut teeth, to put forth teeth; to have the teeth pierce
        through the gum and appear.
  
     To have cut one's eyeteeth, to be sharp and knowing.
        [Colloq.]
  
     To cut one's wisdom teeth, to come to years of discretion.
        
  
     To cut under, to undersell; as, to cut under a competitor
        in trade; more commonly referred to as undercut.
  
     To cut up.
         (a) To cut to pieces; as, to cut up an animal, or bushes.
         (b) To damage or destroy; to injure; to wound; as, to cut
             up a book or its author by severe criticism. "This
             doctrine cuts up all government by the roots."
             --Locke.
         (c) To afflict; to discourage; to demoralize; as, the
             death of his friend cut him up terribly. [Colloq.]
             --Thackeray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cutting
      adj 1: (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character;
             "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"
             [syn: cutting, edged, stinging]
      2: unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North
         Atlantic" [syn: bleak, cutting, raw]
      3: painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind";
         "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains";
         "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain";
         "lancinating pain" [syn: cutting, keen, knifelike,
         piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating]
      n 1: the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and
           putting them together to create a film [syn: film
           editing, cutting]
      2: a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant
         to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting [syn:
         cutting, slip]
      3: the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were
         skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
         [syn: cut, cutting]
      4: a piece cut off from the main part of something
      5: an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched
         through piles of letters and clippings" [syn: clipping,
         newspaper clipping, press clipping, cutting, press
         cutting]
      6: removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern
         or shape [syn: carving, cutting]
      7: the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted
         that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the
         cutting of the cards soon became a ritual" [syn: cut,
         cutting]
      8: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge;
         "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels" [syn:
         cut, cutting]
      9: the act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with
         water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine" [syn:
         cutting, thinning]
      10: the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends;
          "the barber gave him a good cut" [syn: cut, cutting,
          cutting off]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  397 Moby Thesaurus words for "cutting":
     IC analysis, Siberian, abbreviation, abscission, accidence, acerb,
     acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrid,
     acrimonious, acute, adulteration, affix, affixation, algid,
     allomorph, amphibian, amputation, ana, analects, angiosperm,
     annual, anthology, apocope, aposiopesis, apportionment, appositive,
     aquatic plant, arctic, asperous, astringent, attribute,
     attributive, attrition, bastardizing, below zero, biennial, bit,
     biting, bitter, bitterly cold, bleak, boreal, bound morpheme,
     brisk, brumal, budgeting, butchering, butt, caustic, chill, chip,
     chopping, chunk, clear-cut, cleavage, clip, clipping, clippings,
     cold, cold as charity, cold as death, cold as ice, cold as marble,
     collectanea, collection, collop, complement, conjugation,
     construction modifier, contamination, contemptuous, contraction,
     corroding, corrosive, corruption, cosmopolite, crasis, crisp, crop,
     crumb, curtailment, cut, cutting the pie, cuttings, debasement,
     deciduous plant, declension, decrease, decrement, deep structure,
     depletion, depreciation, derivation, derogation, detraction,
     dichotomy, dicot, dicotyledon, difference of form, diluent,
     dilution, diminution, dip, direct object, disparagement,
     dissolvent, dividing, division, divvy, doctoring, dollop,
     double-edged, drastic, driving, edged, effective, elision,
     ellipsis, enclitic, end, enucleation, ephemeral, escharotic,
     evergreen, excerpta, excerpts, excessive, excision, exorbitant,
     exotic, extraction, extracts, extravagant, extreme, featheredged,
     fierce, filler, fine, fission, florilegium, flowering plant,
     flowers, forceful, forcible, form-function unit, formative,
     fortifying, fragment, fragments, free form, freezing,
     freezing cold, frigid, function, fungus, furious, gametophyte,
     gathering, gelid, glacial, gleaning, gleanings, gob, gobbet, great,
     gutsy, gymnosperm, harsh, harvest, harvesting, hibernal, hiemal,
     hunk, hydrophyte, hyperborean, ice-cold, ice-encrusted, icelike,
     icy, immediate constituent analysis, immoderate, impairment,
     imperative, impressive, incisive, inclement, indirect object,
     infix, infixation, inflection, ingoing, intemperate, intense,
     invidious, irritating, keen, keen-edged, knifelike, laceration,
     lacing, lessening, levels, lump, malevolent, malicious,
     miscellanea, miscellany, modicum, modifier, moiety, monocot,
     monocotyl, mordacious, mordant, morph, morpheme,
     morphemic analysis, morphemics, morphology, morphophonemics,
     morsel, mutilation, nervous, nipping, nippy, nose-tickling,
     numbing, nutting, object, outrageous, paradigm, parceling, paring,
     particle, partition, partitioning, penetrating, perennial,
     phrase structure, piece, piercing, pinching, piquant, plant,
     poignant, pollution, polycot, polycotyl, polycotyledon, portioning,
     powerful, predicate, prefix, prefixation, probing, proclitic,
     pruning, punchy, pungent, qualifier, radical, ranks, rasher,
     rationing, raw, razor-edged, reaping, reduction, remission,
     rending, repartition, resection, resolutive, resolvent, retraction,
     retrenchment, rigorous, ripping, root, rough, sarcastic, sardonic,
     scathing, scion, scission, scoop, scorching, scornful, scrap,
     section, seed plant, seedling, sensational, set, severance, severe,
     shallow structure, shard, sharing, sharing out, sharp, shaving,
     shiver, shortening, shred, shrinkage, sinewed, sinewy, slashing,
     sleety, slice, slicing, slip, sliver, slot, slot and filler,
     slushy, smithereen, snack, snappy, snatch, sneering, snip, snippet,
     solvent, sour, spermatophyte, spiking, splinter, splitting,
     sporophyte, stabbing, stem, stern, stinging, stitch, stone-cold,
     strata, strident, stringent, strong, structure, stump, subject,
     subzero, suffix, suffixation, supercooled, surface structure,
     surgery, syncope, syneresis, syntactic analysis,
     syntactic structure, syntactics, syntax, tagmeme, tart, tatter,
     tearing, telling, thallophyte, theme, thinning, tough, trenchant,
     triennial, truncation, two-edged, unconscionable,
     underlying structure, vascular plant, vegetable, vehement,
     venomous, vicious, vigorous, violent, virulent, vital, vitriolic,
     watering, weed, winterbound, winterlike, wintery, wintry,
     withering, word arrangement, word order, word-formation,
     wounding
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Cutting
     the flesh in various ways was an idolatrous practice, a part of
     idol-worship (Deut. 14:1; 1 Kings 18:28). The Israelites were
     commanded not to imitate this practice (Lev. 19:28; 21:5; Deut.
     14:1). The tearing of the flesh from grief and anguish of spirit
     in mourning for the dead was regarded as a mark of affection
     (Jer. 16:6; 41:5; 48:37).
     
       Allusions are made in Revelation (13:16; 17:5; 19:20) to the
     practice of printing marks on the body, to indicate allegiance
     to a deity. We find also references to it, through in a
     different direction, by Paul (Gal. 6; 7) and by Ezekiel (9:4).
     (See HAIR.)
     

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