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Other Cutting Definition

[n] the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
[n] the act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine"
[n] the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
[n] the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
[n] the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "his cutting the cards before every deal soon became a ritual"
[n] cutting away parts to create a desired shape
[n] the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
[n] an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"
[n] a piece cut off from the main part of something
[n] a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
[adj] suitable for cutting or severing; "a cutting tool"; "the cutting edge"
[adj] as physically 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"
[adj] unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
[adj] (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"

Misc. Definitions

\Cut"ting\ (k[u^]t"t[i^]ng), n.
1. The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.
2. 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.
\Cut"ting\, a.
1. Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool.
2. Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind.
3. Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply.

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