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cutting

cutting - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cutting

Definition
(noun) the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
Synonyms : film editing

Definition
(noun) a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
Synonyms : slip

Definition
(noun) the act of cutting something into parts
Synonyms : cut
Example Sentence
  • his cuts were skillful
  • his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess

Definition
(noun) a piece cut off from the main part of something
Definition
(noun) an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
Example Sentence
  • he searched through piles of letters and clippings

Definition
(noun) removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
Synonyms : carving

Definition
(noun) the division of a deck of cards before dealing
Synonyms : cut
Example Sentence
  • he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal
  • the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual

Definition
(noun) the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
Synonyms : cut
Example Sentence
  • his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels

Definition
(noun) the act of diluting something
Synonyms : thinning
Example Sentence
  • the cutting of whiskey with water
  • the thinning of paint with turpentine

Definition
(noun) the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
Synonyms : cut , cutting off
Example Sentence
  • the barber gave him a good cut

Definition
(adj) (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
Synonyms : edged , stinging
Example Sentence
  • cutting remarks
  • edged satire
  • a stinging comment

Definition
(adj) unpleasantly cold and damp
Synonyms : bleak , raw
Example Sentence
  • bleak winds of the North Atlantic

Definition
(adj) painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
Example Sentence
  • a cutting wind
  • keen winds
  • knifelike cold
  • piercing knifelike pains
  • piercing cold
  • piercing criticism
  • a stabbing pain
  • lancinating pain

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