Definition of Cutting


  • the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
    "the barber gave him a good cut"
    - cutting off
  • the act of diluting something
    "the cutting of whiskey with water"
    "the thinning of paint with turpentine"
  • the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
    "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
  • 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"
  • removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
  • an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
    "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"
    - newspaper clipping - press clipping - press cutting
  • a piece cut off from the main part of something
  • the act of cutting something into parts
    "his cuts were skillful"
    "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
  • a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
  • the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    - film editing


  • 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"
  • unpleasantly cold and damp
    "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
  • (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
    "cutting remarks"
    "edged satire"
    "a stinging comment"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Cutting

  • Scrabble® score of the cutting (10)
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Unscramble cutting

43 unscramble word found using the letters cutting.

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