What does cutting mean?

Definitions for cutting
ˈkʌt ɪŋcut·ting

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cutting.

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.

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. Kathy Trieu:

    Increasing evidence suggests that the health impact of dairy foods may be more dependent on the type -- such as cheese, yoghurt, milk, and butter -- rather than the fat content, which has raised doubts if avoidance of dairy fats overall is beneficial for cardiovascular health, our study suggests that cutting down on dairy fat or avoiding dairy altogether might not be the best choice for heart health.

  2. Alabama Senate:

    Raising the debt ceiling doesn't help that issue. I think holding fast on cutting costs, cutting programs that are not value added that gets us to a balanced budget is absolutely something that is in the hands of Congress, and I would fight to do that.

  3. Finance Minister Ibrahim Alassaf:

    We have built reserves, cut public debt to near-zero levels and we are now working on cutting unnecessary expenses while focusing on main development projects and on building human resources in the kingdom, there are some projects like the ones that have been approved a few years ago and haven't been carried out until now - that means such projects are not currently necessary and can be delayed.

  4. Charles Gerba:

    Many people defrost raw meat products in sinks or rinse raw chicken and don't do more than run water to clean it, you really shouldn't be cutting up your salad in the kitchen sink.

  5. Peter Hotez:

    But we know that this is a range, it's a probability, and roughly about 90 % become positive within 10 or 11 days, so possibly that's what they're looking at is cutting it short those extra three days because 90 % of the people are going to be positive by that period, and even 14 days is not perfect.

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    • A. bonzer
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