What does scissors mean?

Definitions for scissors
ˈsɪz ərzscis·sors

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scissors, pair of scissors(noun)

    an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades

  2. scissors, scissors hold, scissor hold, scissor grip, scissors grip(noun)

    a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze

  3. scissors(noun)

    a gymnastic exercise performed on the pommel horse when the gymnast moves his legs as the blades of scissors move

Wiktionary

  1. scissors(Noun)

    A tool used for cutting thin material, consisting of two crossing blades attached at a pivot point in such a way that the blades slide across each other when the handles are closed.

    Etymology: From sisoures (attested since 1350–1400), from cisoires, from *cīsōria, plural of cīsōrium (compare chisel); from word root -cīsus (compare excise) or cæsus, past participle of cædere.

  2. scissors(Noun)

    An attacking move conducted by two players; the player without the ball runs from one side of the ball carrier, behind the ball carrier, and receives a pass from the ball carrier on the other side.

    They executed a perfect scissors.

    Etymology: From sisoures (attested since 1350–1400), from cisoires, from *cīsōria, plural of cīsōrium (compare chisel); from word root -cīsus (compare excise) or cæsus, past participle of cædere.

  3. scissors(Noun)

    A method of skating with one foot significantly in front of the other.

    Etymology: From sisoures (attested since 1350–1400), from cisoires, from *cīsōria, plural of cīsōrium (compare chisel); from word root -cīsus (compare excise) or cæsus, past participle of cædere.

  4. scissors(Noun)

    A scissors hold.

    Etymology: From sisoures (attested since 1350–1400), from cisoires, from *cīsōria, plural of cīsōrium (compare chisel); from word root -cīsus (compare excise) or cæsus, past participle of cædere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scissors

    a cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller, consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a pin in the center, by which they are held together. Often called a pair of scissors

    Etymology: [OE. sisoures, OF. cisoires (cf. F. ciseaux), probably fr. LL. cisorium a cutting instrument, fr. L. caedere to cut. Cf. Chisel, Concise. The modern spelling is due to a mistaken derivation from L. scissor one who cleaves or divides, fr. scindere, scissum, to cut, split.]

Freebase

  1. Scissors

    Scissors are hand-operated cutting instruments. They consist of a pair of metal blades pivoted so that the sharpened edges slide against each other when the handles opposite to the pivot are closed. Scissors are used for cutting various thin materials, such as paper, cardboard, metal foil, thin plastic, cloth, rope, and wire. Scissors can also be used to cut hair and food. Scissors and shears are functionally equivalent, but larger implements tend to be called shears. A large variety of scissors and shears exist for different specialized purposes. Scissors are now normally designed ergonomically with composite thermoplastic and rubber handles which enable to user to exert either a power grip or a precision grip.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scissors

    siz′orz, n.pl. a cutting instrument consisting of two blades fastened at the middle: shears.—v.i. Scise, sīz (obs.), to cut: to penetrate.—adjs. Sciss′ible, Sciss′ile, capable of being cut.—ns. Scis′sion, the act of cutting: division: splitting; Scissipar′ity, reproduction by fission.—v.t. Sciss′or, to cut with scissors.—ns. Sciss′or-bill, a skimmer; Sciss′or-tail, an American bird, the scissor-tailed fly-catcher; Sciss′or-tooth, the sectorial tooth of a carnivore which cuts against its fellow; Scissū′ra (anat.), a fissure, a cleft; Scis′sure, a cleft: a fissure: a rupture: a division; Scissurel′la, a genus of gasteropods with a shell deeply cut. [Formerly written cisors—O. Fr. cisoires, conn. with Fr. ciseaux, scissors, from Late L. cisorium, a cutting instrument—L. cædĕre, cæsum, to cut.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scissors in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scissors in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of scissors in a Sentence

  1. Asier Marzo:

    For me the major application, the best application, would be going smaller and levitating things inside your body and this could be drug capsules, this could be kidney stones, this could be clots or micro surgical instruments, a tiny scalpel, tiny scissors that you could control from the outside without any incision.

  2. Connie Toscano:

    She writes beautifully, draws beautifully, and can cut [with scissors]. She seems to forge ahead of everything.

  3. Amy Martin:

    It looked like if I were to take the kitchen scissors and just pull it out and bluntly over and over cut, because you know it was just very choppy like Jim Carrey on Dumb and Dumber but rounder and a little bit shorter. Thats exactly what it looked like.

  4. Randall Kallinen:

    A story was made up about her that she was threatening to stab people in the room with scissors, it was extremely traumatizing for her and has led to a lot of problems psychologically and she is suffering from depression. Whenever she hears any footsteps outside of her dorm room, she's always terrified.

  5. Takashi Takano:

    They have shown their hand. That is not something they should have be doing at that stage, it's like playing rock-paper-scissors and the defense lawyers lost.

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