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, cutting(noun)

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

  2. cutting, slip(noun)

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

  3. cut, cutting(noun)

    the act of cutting something into parts

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

  4. cutting(noun)

    a piece cut off from the main part of something

  5. clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, cutting, press cutting(noun)

    an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine

    "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"

  6. carving, cutting(noun)

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

  7. cut, cutting(noun)

    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, cutting(noun)

    the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

    "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

  9. cutting, thinning(noun)

    the act of diluting something

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

  10. cut, cutting, cutting off(adj)

    the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

    "the barber gave him a good cut"

  11. cutting, edged, stinging(adj)

    (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character

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

  12. bleak, cutting, raw(adj)

    unpleasantly cold and damp

    "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

  13. cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating(adj)

    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. cutting(Noun)

    The action of the verb to cut.

    How many different cuttings can this movie undergo?

  2. cutting(Noun)

    A section removed from the larger whole.

  3. cutting(Noun)

    A newspaper clipping.

  4. cutting(Noun)

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

  5. cutting(Noun)

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

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

  6. cutting(Noun)

    The editing of film or other recordings.

  7. cutting(Noun)

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

  8. cutting(Noun)

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

  9. cutting(Adjective)

    That is used for cutting.

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

  10. cutting(Adjective)

    Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.

    The director gave the auditioning actors cutting criticism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cutting

    of Cut

  2. Cutting(noun)

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

  3. Cutting(noun)

    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. Cutting(adj)

    adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool

  5. Cutting(adj)

    chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind

  6. Cutting(adj)

    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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How to say cutting in sign language?

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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. Michael Cohen:

    When telling me in 2008 or 2009 that Michael Cohen was cutting employees' salaries in half -- including mine -- Michael Cohen showed me what Michael Cohen claimed was a $ 10 million IRS tax refund, and he said that Michael Cohen could not believe how stupid the government was for giving' someone like Michael Cohen' that much money back.

  2. Angus Lind:

    When they tore it down, it really was like cutting out a part of my heart.

  3. Kurt Kaser:

    When I was cutting it, the nerve endings, I could feel, like, the ping every time I sawed around that pipe, and all at once it went and it let me go and I got the heck out of there.

  4. Philip Tierno:

    It is somewhat helpful, since you’re cutting down on some of the salivary secretions, but there’s nothing foolproof here.

  5. Ronald Crawford:

    The force of the seat belt cutting into her was so severe that it cut into her side.

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