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  5  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Cutting  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cutting  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cutting 
  adj  1:  (of  speech)  harsh  or  hurtful  in  tone  or  character;  "cutting 
  remarks";  "edged  satire";  "a  stinging  comment"  [syn:  {edged}, 
  {stinging}] 
  2:  unpleasantly  cold  and  damp;  "bleak  winds  of  the  North 
  Atlantic"  [syn:  {bleak},  {raw}] 
  3:  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";  "a  gray  world  with  ice  and  toothed 
  winds"  [syn:  {keen},  {knifelike},  {piercing},  {stabbing}] 
  4:  suitable  for  cutting  or  severing;  "a  cutting  tool";  "the 
  cutting  edge" 
  n  1:  the  activity  of  selecting  the  scenes  to  be  shown  and  putting 
  them  together  to  create  a  film  [syn:  {film  editing}] 
  2:  a  part  (sometimes  a  root  or  leaf  or  bud)  removed  from  a 
  plant  to  propagate  a  new  plant  through  rooting  or  grafting 
  [syn:  {slip}] 
  3:  the  act  of  cutting  something  into  parts  "his  cuts  were 
  skillful";  "his  cutting  of  the  cake  made  a  terrible  mess" 
  [syn:  {cut}] 
  4:  a  piece  cut  off  from  the  main  part  of  something 
  5:  an  excerpt  cut  from  a  newspaper  or  magazine;  "he  searched 
  through  piles  of  letters  and  clippings"  [syn:  {clipping}, 
  {newspaper  clipping},  {press  clipping},  {press  cutting}] 
  6:  cutting  away  parts  to  create  a  desired  shape  [syn:  {carving}] 
  7:  the  division  of  a  deck  of  cards  before  dealing;  "his  cutting 
  the  cards  before  every  deal  soon  became  a  ritual"  [syn:  {cut}] 
  8:  the  act  of  penetrating  or  opening  open  with  a  sharp  edge; 
  "his  cut  in  the  lining  revealed  the  hidden  jewels"  [syn:  {cut}] 
  9:  the  act  of  diluting  something  "the  cutting  of  whiskey  with 
  water";  "the  thinning  of  paint  with  turpentine"  [syn:  {thinning}] 
  10:  the  act  of  shortening  something  by  cutting  off  the  ends 
  "the  barber  gave  him  a  good  cut"  [syn:  {cut},  {cutting 
  off}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cutting 
  the  flesh  in  various  ways  was  an  idolatrous  practice,  a  part  of 
  idol-worship  (Deut.  14:1;  1  Kings  18:28).  The  Israelites  were 
  commanded  not  to  imitate  this  practice  (Lev.  19:28;  21:5;  Deut. 
  14:1).  The  tearing  of  the  flesh  from  grief  and  anguish  of  spirit 
  in  mourning  for  the  dead  was  regarded  as  a  mark  of  affection 
  (Jer.  16:6;  41:5;  48:37). 
 
  Allusions  are  made  in  Revelation  (13:16;  17:5;  19:20)  to  the 
  practice  of  printing  marks  on  the  body,  to  indicate  allegiance 
  to  a  deity.  We  find  also  references  to  it  through  in  a 
  different  direction,  by  Paul  (Gal.  6;  7)  and  by  Ezekiel  (9:4). 
  (See  {HAIR}.) 
 




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