browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
cut

more about cut

cut


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cut  \Cut\,  v.  t. 
 
  {To  cut  out},  to  separate  from  the  midst  of  a  number;  as  to 
  cut  out  a  steer  from  a  herd;  to  cut  out  a  car  from  a 
  train.  Cut  \Cut\,  n. 
  1.  (Lawn  Tennis,  etc.)  A  slanting  stroke  causing  the  ball  to 
  spin  and  bound  irregularly;  also  the  spin  so  given  to  the 
  ball. 
 
  2.  (Cricket)  A  stroke  on  the  off  side  between  point  and  the 
  wicket;  also  one  who  plays  this  stroke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cut  \Cut\,  v.  t. 
  1.  (Cricket)  To  deflect  (a  bowled  ball)  to  the  off  with  a 
  chopping  movement  of  the  bat. 
 
  2.  (Billiards,  etc.)  To  drive  (an  object  ball)  to  either  side 
  by  hitting  it  fine  on  the  other  side  with  the  cue  ball  or 
  another  object  ball. 
 
  3.  (Lawn  Tennis,  etc.)  To  strike  (a  ball)  with  the  racket 
  inclined  or  struck  across  the  ball  so  as  to  put  a  certain 
  spin  on  the  ball. 
 
  4.  (Croqu?t)  To  drive  (a  ball)  to  one  side  by  hitting  with 
  another  ball. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cut  \Cut\  (k[u^]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cut};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cutting}.]  [OE.  cutten,  kitten,  ketten;  prob.  of  Celtic 
  origin;  cf  W.  cwtau  to  shorten,  curtail,  dock,  cwta 
  bobtailed,  cwt  tail,  skirt,  Gael.  cutaich  to  shorten, 
  curtail,  dock,  cutach  short,  docked,  cut  a  bobtail,  piece, 
  Ir  cut  a  short  tail,  cutach  bobtailed.  Cf  {Coot}.] 
  1.  To  separate  the  parts  of  with  or  as  with  a  sharp 
  instrument;  to  make  an  incision  in  to  gash;  to  sever;  to 
  divide. 
 
  You  must  cut  this  flesh  from  off  his  breast.  --Shak. 
 
  Before  the  whistling  winds  the  vessels  fly,  With 
  rapid  swiftness  cut  the  liquid  way  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  sever  and  cause  to  fall  for  the  purpose  of  gathering; 
  to  hew;  to  mow  or  reap. 
 
  Thy  servants  can  skill  to  cut  timer.  --2.  Chron. 
  ii  8 
 
  3.  To  sever  and  remove  by  cutting;  to  cut  off  to  dock;  as 
  to  cut  the  hair;  to  cut  the  nails. 
 
  4.  To  castrate  or  geld;  as  to  cut  a  horse. 
 
  5.  To  form  or  shape  by  cutting;  to  make  by  incision,  hewing, 
  etc.;  to  carve;  to  hew  out 
 
  Why  should  a  man.  whose  blood  is  warm  within,  Sit 
  like  his  grandsire  cut  in  alabaster?  --Shak. 
 
  Loopholes  cut  through  thickest  shade.  --Milton. 
 
  6.  To  wound  or  hurt  deeply  the  sensibilities  of  to  pierce; 
  to  lacerate;  as  sarcasm  cuts  to  the  quick. 
 
  The  man  was  cut  to  the  heart.  --Addison. 
 
  7.  To  intersect;  to  cross;  as  one  line  cuts  another  at  right 
  angles. 
 
  8.  To  refuse  to  recognize;  to  ignore;  as  to  cut  a  person  in 
  the  street;  to  cut  one's  acquaintance.  [Colloq.] 
 
  9.  To  absent  one's  self  from  as  to  cut  an  appointment,  a 
  recitation.  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cut  \Cut\  (k[u^]t),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  do  the  work  of  an  edged  tool;  to  serve  in  dividing  or 
  gashing;  as  a  knife  cuts  well 
 
  2.  To  admit  of  incision  or  severance;  to  yield  to  a  cutting 
  instrument. 
 
  Panels  of  white  wood  that  cuts  like  cheese. 
  --Holmes. 
 
  3.  To  perform  the  operation  of  dividing,  severing,  incising, 
  intersecting,  etc.;  to  use  a  cutting  instrument. 
 
  He  saved  the  lives  of  thousands  by  manner  of  cutting 
  for  the  stone.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  To  make  a  stroke  with  a  whip. 
 
  5.  To  interfere,  as  a  horse. 
 
  6.  To  move  or  make  off  quickly.  [Colloq.] 
 
  7.  To  divide  a  pack  of  cards  into  two  portion  to  decide  the 
  deal  or  trump,  or  to  change  the  order  of  the  cards  to  be 
  dealt. 
 
  {To  cut  across},  to  pass  over  or  through  in  the  most  direct 
  way  as  to  cut  across  a  field. 
 
  {To  cut  and  run},  to  make  off  suddenly  and  quickly;  --  from 
  the  cutting  of  a  ship's  cable,  when  there  is  not  time  to 
  raise  the  anchor.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  cut}  {in  or  into},  to  interrupt;  to  join  in  anything 
  suddenly. 
 
  {To  cut  up}. 
  a  To  play  pranks.  [Colloq.] 
  b  To  divide  into  portions  well  or  ill;  to  have  the 
  property  left  at  one's  death  turn  out  well  or  poorly 
  when  divided  among  heirs,  legatees,  etc  [Slang.] 
  ``When  I  die,  may  I  cut  up  as  well  as  Morgan 
  Pendennis.''  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cut  \Cut\  (k[u^]t),  a. 
  1.  Gashed  or  divided,  as  by  a  cutting  instrument. 
 
  2.  Formed  or  shaped  as  by  cutting;  carved. 
 
  3.  Overcome  by  liquor;  tipsy.  [Slang] 
 
  {Cut  and  dried},  prepered  beforehand;  not  spontaneous. 
 
  {Cut  glass},  glass  having  a  surface  ground  and  polished  in 
  facets  or  figures. 
 
  {Cut  nail},  a  nail  cut  by  machinery  from  a  rolled  plate  of 
  iron,  in  distinction  from  a  wrought  nail. 
 
  {Cut  stone},  stone  hewn  or  chiseled  to  shape  after  having 
  been  split  from  the  quarry. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cut  \Cut\,  n. 
  1.  An  opening  made  with  an  edged  instrument;  a  cleft;  a  gash; 
  a  slash;  a  wound  made  by  cutting;  as  a  sword  cut. 
 
  2.  A  stroke  or  blow  or  cutting  motion  with  an  edged 
  instrument;  a  stroke  or  blow  with  a  whip. 
 
  3.  That  which  wounds  the  feelings,  as  a  harsh  remark  or 
  criticism,  or  a  sarcasm;  personal  discourtesy,  as 
  neglecting  to  recognize  an  acquaintance  when  meeting  him 
  a  slight. 
 
  Rip  called  him  by  name  but  the  cur  snarled,  snapped 
  his  teeth,  and  passed  on  This  was  an  unkind  cut 
  indeed.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  4.  A  notch,  passage,  or  channel  made  by  cutting  or  digging;  a 
  furrow;  a  groove;  as  a  cut  for  a  railroad. 
 
  This  great  cut  or  ditch  Secostris  .  .  .  purposed  to 
  have  made  a  great  deal  wider  and  deeper.  --Knolles. 
 
  5.  The  surface  left  by  a  cut;  as  a  smooth  or  clear  cut. 
 
  6.  A  portion  severed  or  cut  off  a  division;  as  a  cut  of 
  beef;  a  cut  of  timber. 
 
  It  should  be  understood,  moreover,  .  .  .  that  the 
  group  are  not  arbitrary  cuts,  but  natural  groups  or 
  types.  --Dana. 
 
  7.  An  engraved  block  or  plate;  the  impression  from  such  an 
  engraving;  as  a  book  illustrated  with  fine  cuts. 
 
  8. 
  a  The  act  of  dividing  a  pack  cards. 
  b  The  right  to  divide;  as  whose  cut  is  it? 
 
  9.  Manner  in  which  a  thing  is  cut  or  formed;  shape;  style; 
  fashion;  as  the  cut  of  a  garment. 
 
  With  eyes  severe  and  beard  of  formal  cut.  --Shak. 
 
  10.  A  common  work  horse;  a  gelding.  [Obs.] 
 
  He'll  buy  me  a  cut,  forth  for  to  ride.  --Beau.  & 
  Fl 
 
  11.  The  failure  of  a  college  officer  or  student  to  be  present 
  at  any  appointed  exercise.  [College  Cant] 
 
  12.  A  skein  of  yarn.  --Wright. 
 
  {A  cut  in  rates}  (Railroad),  a  reduction  in  fare,  freight 
  charges,  etc.,  below  the  established  rates. 
 
  {A  short  cut},  a  cross  route  which  shortens  the  way  and  cuts 
  off  a  circuitous  passage. 
 
  {The  cut  of  one's  jib},  the  general  appearance  of  a  person. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  draw  cuts},  to  draw  lots  as  of  paper,  etc.,  cut  unequal 
  lengths. 
 
  Now  draweth  cut  .  .  .  The  which  that  hath  the 
  shortest  shall  begin.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cut 
  adj  1:  separated  into  parts  or  laid  open  or  penetrated  with  a  sharp 
  edge  or  instrument;  "the  cut  surface  was  mottled"; 
  "cut  tobacco";  "blood  from  his  cut  forehead"; 
  "bandages  on  her  cut  wrists"  [ant:  {uncut}] 
  2:  fashioned  or  shaped  by  cutting;  "a  well-cut  suit";  "cut 
  diamonds";  "cut  velvet"  [ant:  {uncut}] 
  3:  with  parts  removed;  "the  drastically  cut  film"  [syn:  {shortened}] 
  4:  made  neat  and  tidy  by  trimming;  "his  neatly  trimmed  hair" 
  [syn:  {trimmed}]  [ant:  {untrimmed}] 
  5:  (used  of  grass  or  vegetation)  cut  down  with  a  hand  implement 
  or  machine;  "the  smell  of  new-mown  hay"  [syn:  {mown}] 
  [ant:  {unmown}] 
  6:  (of  pages  of  a  book)  having  the  folds  of  the  leaves  trimmed 
  or  slit;  "the  cut  pages  of  the  book"  [ant:  {uncut}] 
  7:  (of  a  male  animal)  having  the  testicles  removed;  "a  cut 
  horse"  [syn:  {emasculated},  {gelded}] 
  8:  having  a  long  rip  or  tear;  "a  split  lip"  [syn:  {split}] 
  9:  wounded  by  cutting  deeply;  "got  a  gashed  arm  in  a  knife 
  fight";  "had  a  slashed  cheek  from  the  broken  glass"  [syn: 
  {gashed},  {slashed}] 
  10:  cut  down  "the  tree  is  down"  [syn:  {cut  down},  {down}] 
  11:  (used  of  rates  or  prices)  reduced  usually  sharply;  "the 
  slashed  prices  attracted  buyers"  [syn:  {slashed}] 
  12:  mixed  with  water;  "sold  cut  whiskey";  "a  cup  of  thinned 
  soup"  [syn:  {thinned},  {weakened}] 
  n  1:  a  share  of  the  profits;  "everyone  got  a  cut  of  the  earnings" 
  2:  in  films:  an  immediate  transition  from  one  shot  to  the  next 
  "the  cut  from  the  accident  scene  to  the  hospital  seemed 
  too  abrupt" 
  3:  a  trench  resembling  a  furrow  that  was  made  by  erosion  or 
  excavation  [syn:  {gash}] 
  4:  a  step  on  some  scale;  "he  is  a  cut  above  the  the  rest" 
  5:  a  wound  made  by  cutting;  "he  put  a  bandage  over  the  cut" 
  [syn:  {gash},  {slash},  {slice}] 
  6:  a  piece  of  meat  that  has  been  cut  from  an  animal  carcass 
  [syn:  {cut  of  meat}] 
  7:  a  remark  capable  of  wounding  mentally;  "the  unkindest  cut  of 
  all"  [syn:  {stinger}] 
  8:  the  part  that  is  omitted  when  an  editorial  change  shortens  a 
  written  passage;  "an  editor's  deletions  frequently  upset 
  young  authors"  [syn:  {deletion}] 
  9:  the  style  in  which  a  garment  is  cut;  "a  dress  of  traditional 
  cut" 
  10:  a  canal  made  by  erosion  or  excavation 
  11:  a  refusal  to  recognize  someone  you  know  "the  snub  was 
  clearly  intentional"  [syn:  {snub},  {cold  shoulder}] 
  12:  in  baseball;  a  batter's  attempt  to  hit  a  pitched  ball;  "he 
  took  a  vicious  cut  at  the  ball"  [syn:  {baseball  swing},  {swing}] 
  13:  a  stroke  (in  tennis  or  badminton  or  squash)  that  puts 
  reverse  spin  on  the  ball;  "cuts  do  not  bother  a  good 
  tennis  player" 
  14:  the  division  of  a  deck  of  cards  before  dealing;  "his  cutting 
  the  cards  before  every  deal  soon  became  a  ritual"  [syn:  {cutting}] 
  15:  the  act  of  penetrating  or  opening  open  with  a  sharp  edge; 
  "his  cut  in  the  lining  revealed  the  hidden  jewels"  [syn: 
  {cutting}] 
  16:  the  act  of  cutting  something  into  parts  "his  cuts  were 
  skillful";  "his  cutting  of  the  cake  made  a  terrible  mess" 
  [syn:  {cutting}] 
  17:  the  act  of  shortening  something  by  cutting  off  the  ends 
  "the  barber  gave  him  a  good  cut"  [syn:  {cutting},  {cutting 
  off}] 
  18:  the  act  of  reducing  the  amount  or  number;  "the  mayor 
  proposed  extensive  cuts  in  the  city  budget" 
  19:  an  unexcused  absence  from  class;  "he  was  punished  for  taking 
  too  many  cuts  in  his  math  class" 
  v  1:  separate  with  or  as  if  with  an  instrument;  "Cut  the  rope" 
  2:  cut  down  on  make  a  reduction  in  "reduce  your  daily  fat 
  intake";  "The  employer  wants  to  cut  back  health  benefits" 
  [syn:  {reduce},  {cut  down},  {cut  back},  {trim},  {trim  down}, 
  {trim  back},  {bring  down}] 
  3:  turn  sharply;  change  direction  abruptly;  "The  car  cut  to  the 
  left  at  the  intersection";  "The  motorbike  veered  to  the 
  right"  [syn:  {swerve},  {sheer},  {curve},  {trend},  {veer}, 
  {slue},  {slew}] 
  4:  make  an  incision  or  separation;  "cut  along  the  dotted  line" 
  5:  discharge  from  a  group  "The  coach  cut  two  players  from  the 
  team" 
  6:  form  by  probing,  penetrating,  or  digging;  "cut  a  hole";  "cut 
  trenches";  "The  sweat  cut  little  rivulets  into  her  face" 
  7:  style  and  tailor  in  a  certain  fashion;  "cut  a  dress";  "style 
  a  wedding  dress"  [syn:  {style},  {tailor}] 
  8:  hit  (a  ball)  with  a  spin  so  that  it  turns  in  the  opposite 
  direction;  "cut  a  pingpong  ball" 
  9:  make  out  and  issue;  "write  out  a  check";  "cut  a  ticket"; 
  "Please  make  the  check  out  to  me"  [syn:  {write  out},  {issue}, 
  {make  out}] 
  10:  edit;  "cut  film";  "cut  recording  tape"  [syn:  {edit},  {edit 
  out}] 
  11:  intentionally  fail  to  attend:  "cut  class"  [syn:  {skip}] 
  12:  informal:  be  able  to  manage  or  manage  successfully;  "I  can't 
  hack  it  anymore";  "she  could  not  cut  the  long  days  in  the 
  office"  [syn:  {hack}] 
  13:  give  the  appearance  or  impression  of  "cut  a  nice  figure" 
  14:  move  as  of  a  fist  in  boxing;  "his  opponent  cut  upward 
  toward  his  chin" 
  15:  pass  directly  and  often  in  haste;  "We  cut  through  the 
  neighbor's  yard  to  get  home  sooner" 
  16:  pass  through  or  across  "The  boat  cut  the  water" 
  17:  make  an  abrupt  change  of  image  or  sound;  "cut  from  one  scene 
  to  another" 
  18:  stop  filming;  "cut  a  movie  scene" 
  19:  make  a  recording  of:  "cut  the  songs" 
  20:  record  a  performance  on  "cut  a  record" 
  21:  create  by  recording  electronically;  "cut  a  disk";  "cut  a  CD" 
  22:  form  or  shape  by  cutting  or  incising;  "cut  out  paper  dolls" 
  [syn:  {cut  out}] 
  23:  perform  or  carry  out  "cut  a  caper" 
  24:  function  as  a  cutting  instrument;  "This  knife  cuts  well" 
  25:  allow  incision  or  separation;  "This  bread  cuts  easily" 
  26:  divide  a  deck  of  cards  into  two  parts  to  make  selection 
  difficult;  "Wayne  cut" 
  27:  divide  at  random;  "cut  a  deck  of  cards" 
  28:  cause  to  stop  operating  by  disengaging  a  switch;  "Turn  off 
  the  lights,  please";  "cut  the  engine"  [syn:  {switch  off}, 
  {turn  off},  {turn  out}]  [ant:  {switch  on}] 
  29:  reap  or  harvest;  "cut  grain" 
  30:  fell  by  sawing;  hew;  "The  Vietnamese  cut  a  lot  of  timber 
  while  they  occupied  Cambodia" 
  31:  penetrate  injuriously;  "The  glass  from  the  shattered 
  windshield  cut  into  her  forehead" 
  32:  refuse  to  acknowledge;  "She  cut  him  dead  at  the  meeting" 
  [syn:  {ignore},  {disregard},  {snub}] 
  33:  shorten  as  if  by  severing  the  edges  or  ends  of  "cut  my 
  hair" 
  34:  weed  out  unwanted  or  unnecessary  things  "We  had  to  lose 
  weight,  so  we  cut  the  sugar  from  our  diet"  [syn:  {prune}, 
  {rationalize}] 
  35:  dissolve  by  breaking  down  the  fat  of  "soap  cuts  grease" 
  36:  reduce  in  amount;  "This  cuts  into  my  earnings" 
  37:  cease,  stop:  "cut  the  noise";  "We  had  to  cut  short  the 
  conversation"  [syn:  {cut  off}] 
  38:  reduce  in  scope  while  retaining  essential  elements;  "The 
  manuscript  must  be  shortened"  [syn:  {abridge},  {foreshorten}, 
  {abbreviate},  {shorten},  {contract},  {reduce}] 
  39:  lessen  the  strength  or  flavor  of  a  solution  or  mixture;  "cut 
  bourbon"  [syn:  {dilute},  {thin},  {thin  out},  {reduce}] 
  40:  have  grow  through  the  gums;  "The  baby  cut  a  tooth" 
  41:  grow  through  the  gums;  "The  new  tooth  is  cutting" 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CUT 
  Control  Unit  Terminal 
 
 




more about cut