cut Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a share of the profits
- everyone got a cut of the earnings
noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
- the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt
noun a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
noun a step on some scale
- he is a cut above the rest
noun a wound made by cutting
gash; slice; slash.
- he put a bandage over the cut
noun a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
cut of meat.
noun a remark capable of wounding mentally
- the unkindest cut of all
noun a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
- he played the first cut on the cd
- the title track of the album
noun the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
- an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors
- both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause
noun the style in which a garment is cut
- a dress of traditional cut
noun a canal made by erosion or excavation
noun a refusal to recognize someone you know
cold shoulder; snub.
- the snub was clearly intentional
noun in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
baseball swing; swing.
- he took a vicious cut at the ball
noun (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
- cuts do not bother a good tennis player
noun 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
noun the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
- his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels
noun the act of cutting something into parts
- his cuts were skillful
- his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess
noun the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
cutting off; cutting.
- the barber gave him a good cut
noun the act of reducing the amount or number
- the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget
noun an unexcused absence from class
- he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class
verb separate with or as if with an instrument
- Cut the rope
verb cut down on; make a reduction in
trim; cut back; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
- reduce your daily fat intake
- The employer wants to cut back health benefits
verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
swerve; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slew; slue.
- The car cut to the left at the intersection
- The motorbike veered to the right
verb make an incision or separation
- cut along the dotted line
verb discharge from a group
- The coach cut two players from the team
verb form by probing, penetrating, or digging
- cut a hole
- cut trenches
- The sweat cut little rivulets into her face
verb style and tailor in a certain fashion
- cut a dress
verb hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
- cut a Ping-Pong ball
verb make out and issue
make out; issue; write out.
- write out a check
- cut a ticket
- Please make the check out to me
verb cut and assemble the components of
edit; edit out.
- edit film
- cut recording tape
verb intentionally fail to attend
- cut class
verb be able to manage or manage successfully
- I can't hack it anymore
- she could not cut the long days in the office
verb give the appearance or impression of
- cut a nice figure
verb move (one's fist)
- his opponent cut upward toward his chin
verb pass directly and often in haste
- We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner
verb pass through or across
- The boat cut the water
verb make an abrupt change of image or sound
- cut from one scene to another
verb stop filming
- cut a movie scene
verb make a recording of
- cut the songs
- She cut all of her major titles again
verb record a performance on (a medium)
- cut a record
verb create by duplicating data
- cut a disk
- burn a CD
verb form or shape by cutting or incising
- cut paper dolls
verb perform or carry out
- cut a caper
verb function as a cutting instrument
- This knife cuts well
verb allow incision or separation
- This bread cuts easily
verb divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
- Wayne cut
- She cut the deck for a long time
verb cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
switch off; turn out; turn off.
- Turn off the stereo, please
- cut the engine
- turn out the lights
verb reap or harvest
- cut grain
verb fell by sawing; hew
- The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia
verb penetrate injuriously
- The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead
verb refuse to acknowledge
ignore; disregard; snub.
- She cut him dead at the meeting
verb shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
- cut my hair
verb weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
rationalise; prune; rationalize.
- We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet
verb dissolve by breaking down the fat of
- soap cuts grease
verb have a reducing effect
- This cuts into my earnings
verb cease, stop
- cut the noise
- We had to cut short the conversation
verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
reduce; abbreviate; abridge; shorten; contract; foreshorten.
- The manuscript must be shortened
verb lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
thin out; dilute; reduce; thin.
- cut bourbon
verb have grow through the gums
- The baby cut a tooth
verb grow through the gums
- The new tooth is cutting
verb cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
- the vet gelded the young horse
adjective 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
adjective fashioned or shaped by cutting
- a well-cut suit
- cut diamonds
- cut velvet
adjective satellite with parts removed
- the drastically cut film
adjective made neat and tidy by trimming
- his neatly trimmed hair
adjective (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
- the smell of newly mown hay
adjective (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit
- the cut pages of the book
adjective satellite (of a male animal) having the testicles removed
- a cut horse
adjective satellite (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
- the slashed prices attracted buyers
adjective satellite mixed with water
- sold cut whiskey
- a cup of thinned soup
Cut transitive verb
To sparate 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.
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
To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cutthe hair; to cutthe nails.
To castrate or geld; as, to. cuta horse
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.
To wound or hurt deeply the snsibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm. cutsto the quick
The man was cut to the heart. Addison.
To intersect; to cross; as, one line. cutsanother at right angles
To refuse to recognize; to ignorre;Colloq. as, to cuta person in the street; to cutone's acquaintance.
To absent one's self from;Colloq. as, to. etc. cutan appointment, a recitation
An English tradesman is always solicitous to cut the shop whenever he can do so with impunity. Thomas Hamilton.
Cut intransitive verb
To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife. cutswell
To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.
Panels of white wood that cuts like cheese. Holmes.
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.
To make a stroke with a whip.
To interfere, as a horse.
To move or make off quickly.Colloq.
To divide a pack of cards into two portion to decide the deal or trump, or to schange the order of the cards to be dealt.Thackeray.
An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword. cut
A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.
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.
A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a. cutfor a railroad
This great cut or ditch Secostris . . . purposed to have made a great deal wider and deeper. Knolles.
The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear. cut
A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cutof beef; a cutof timber.
It should be understood, moreover, . . . that the group are not arbitrary cuts, but natural groups or types. Dana.
An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine. cuts
(a) The act of dividing a pack cards. (b) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?
Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the. cutof a garment
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut. Shak.
A common work horse; a gelding.Obs.
He'll buy me a cut, forth for to ride. Beau. & Fl.
The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.College Cant
A skein of yarn.Wright.
Now draweth cut . . . The which that hath the shortest shall begin. Chaucer.
Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.
Formed or shaped as by cuttting; carved.
Overcome by liquor; tipsy.Slang