What does cutting mean?

Definitions for cutting
ˈkʌt ɪŋcut·ting

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. film editing, cuttingnoun

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

  2. cutting, slipnoun

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

  3. cut, cuttingnoun

    the act of cutting something into parts

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

  4. cuttingnoun

    a piece cut off from the main part of something

  5. clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, cutting, press cuttingnoun

    an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine

    "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"

  6. carving, cuttingnoun

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

  7. cut, cuttingnoun

    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"

  8. cut, cuttingnoun

    the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

    "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

  9. cutting, thinningnoun

    the act of diluting something

    "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine"

  10. cut, cutting, cutting offadjective

    the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

    "the barber gave him a good cut"

  11. cutting, edged, stingingadjective

    (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character

    "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"

  12. bleak, cutting, rawadjective

    unpleasantly cold and damp

    "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

  13. cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinatingadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. cuttingnoun

    The action of the verb to cut.

    How many different cuttings can this movie undergo?

  2. cuttingnoun

    A section removed from the larger whole.

  3. cuttingnoun

    A newspaper clipping.

  4. cuttingnoun

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

  5. cuttingnoun

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

    The actor had to make his cutting shorter to fit the audition time.

  6. cuttingnoun

    The editing of film or other recordings.

  7. cuttingnoun

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

  8. cuttingnoun

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

  9. cuttingadjective

    That is used for cutting.

    I need some sort of cutting utensil to get through this shrink wrap.

  10. cuttingadjective

    Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.

    The director gave the auditioning actors cutting criticism.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cuttingnoun

    A piece cut off; a chop.

    Etymology: from cut.

    The burning of the cuttings of vines, and casting them upon land, doth much good. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 667.

    Many are propagated above ground by slips or cuttings. John Ray.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cutting

    of Cut

  2. Cuttingnoun

    the act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc

  3. Cuttingnoun

    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

  4. Cuttingadjective

    adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool

  5. Cuttingadjective

    chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind

  6. Cuttingadjective

    severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply

Freebase

  1. Cutting

    Cutting is the separation of a physical object, or a portion of a physical object, into two or more portions, through the application of an acutely directed force. Implements commonly used for cutting are the knife and saw, or in medicine and science the scalpel and microtome. However, any sufficiently sharp object is capable of cutting if it has a hardness sufficiently larger than the object being cut, and if it is applied with sufficient force. Even liquids can be used to cut things when applied with sufficient force. Cutting is a compressive and shearing phenomenon, and occurs only when the total stress generated by the cutting implement exceeds the ultimate strength of the material of the object being cut. The simplest applicable equation is stress = force/area: The stress generated by a cutting implement is directly proportional to the force with which it is applied, and inversely proportional to the area of contact. Hence, the smaller the area, the less force is needed to cut something.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cutting

    The adjusting of a cask or spar, or turning it round.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cutting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3701

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cutting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2024

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cutting' in Nouns Frequency: #2246

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of cutting in a Sentence

  1. Mark Elworthy:

    It’s been a little bit of a perfect storm, people are cutting out of their positions where they’ve been long and wrong ... a lot of people are running for a small door and prices get pushed to much more extreme levels than they would otherwise.

  2. Tran Minh Son:

    It was like cutting my legs off so I've no way back, my parents complained quite a lot. They said, 'You're not my son - move out'.

  3. Louise Gibson:

    I don't know about tougher (than the men), we didn't have the option of quitting or cutting it short. We rode all the way up to Tignes and it was absolutely chucking it down, it was really dangerous, but we rode through it.

  4. Alexey Marey:

    Today our clients have less money and there is no bank which can afford to refrain from cutting costs or raising efficiency in an environment of depressed revenue growth and rising costs of risk, for some banks it is a question of survival, for others - it is a question of choosing priorities in cost cutting and development.

  5. Andrew Hollenhorst:

    The slowing trend evident across categories raises concern that a slowing trend most evident in manufacturing is also becoming more apparent in the broader economy, this should leave the Fed right on the precipice of providing some 'insurance' by cutting rates at the July meeting.

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