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cut - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'cut' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Cut [ a.]
- Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.
- Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.
- Overcome by liquor; tipsy.
2 . Cut [ imp. & p. p.]
- of Cut
3 . Cut [ n.]
- 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.
- A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.
- The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.
- A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber.
- An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.
- The act of dividing a pack cards.
- The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?
- Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the cut of a garment.
- A common work horse; a gelding.
- The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.
- A skein of yarn.
4 . Cut [ v. i.]
- To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well.
- To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.
- To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument.
- To make a stroke with a whip.
- To interfere, as a horse.
- To move or make off quickly.
- 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.
5 . Cut [ v. t.]
- To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide.
- To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.
- To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
- To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.
- To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.
- To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.
- To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.
- To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance.
- To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc.

Meaning of 'cut' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . cut [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the style in which a garment is cut
Example in sentence:
  • a dress of traditional cut
Meaning (2):
- the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
Example in sentence:
  • an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors;
  • both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause
Meaning (3):
- (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
Example in sentence:
  • cuts do not bother a good tennis player
Meaning (4):
- a share of the profits
Example in sentence:
  • everyone got a cut of the earnings
Meaning (5):
- the division of a deck of cards before dealing
Example in sentence:
  • he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal;
  • the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual
Meaning (6):
- a step on some scale
Example in sentence:
  • he is a cut above the rest
Meaning (7):
- a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
Example in sentence:
  • he played the first cut on the cd;
  • the title track of the album
Meaning (8):
- a wound made by cutting
Example in sentence:
  • he put a bandage over the cut
Meaning (9):
- in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
Example in sentence:
  • he took a vicious cut at the ball
Meaning (10):
- an unexcused absence from class
Example in sentence:
  • he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class
Meaning (11):
- the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
Example in sentence:
  • his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels
Meaning (12):
- the act of cutting something into parts
Example in sentence:
  • his cuts were skillful;
  • his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess
Meaning (13):
- the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
Example in sentence:
  • the barber gave him a good cut
Meaning (14):
- (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
Example in sentence:
  • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt
Meaning (15):
- the act of reducing the amount or number
Example in sentence:
  • the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget
Meaning (16):
- a refusal to recognize someone you know
Example in sentence:
  • the snub was clearly intentional
Meaning (17):
- a remark capable of wounding mentally
Example in sentence:
  • the unkindest cut of all
18 . cut [ v]
Meaning (18):
- create by duplicating data
Example in sentence:
  • burn a CD;
  • cut a disk
Meaning (19):
- perform or carry out
Example in sentence:
  • cut a caper;
  • make a decision;
  • make a move;
  • make a phone call;
  • make advances
Meaning (20):
- style and tailor in a certain fashion
Example in sentence:
  • cut a dress
Meaning (21):
- form by probing, penetrating, or digging
Example in sentence:
  • cut a hole;
  • cut trenches;
  • The sweat cut little rivulets into her face
Meaning (22):
- stop filming
Example in sentence:
  • cut a movie scene
Meaning (23):
- give the appearance or impression of
Example in sentence:
  • cut a nice figure
Meaning (24):
- hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
Example in sentence:
  • cut a Ping-Pong ball
Meaning (25):
- record a performance on (a medium)
Example in sentence:
  • cut a record
Meaning (26):
- make out and issue
Example in sentence:
  • cut a ticket;
  • Please make the check out to me;
  • write out a check
Meaning (27):
- make an incision or separation
Example in sentence:
  • cut along the dotted line
Meaning (28):
- lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
Example in sentence:
  • cut bourbon
Meaning (29):
- intentionally fail to attend
Example in sentence:
  • cut class
Meaning (30):
- make an abrupt change of image or sound
Example in sentence:
  • cut from one scene to another
Meaning (31):
- reap or harvest
Example in sentence:
  • cut grain
Meaning (32):
- shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
Example in sentence:
  • cut my hair
Meaning (33):
- form or shape by cutting or incising
Example in sentence:
  • cut paper dolls
Meaning (34):
- cut and assemble the components of
Example in sentence:
  • cut recording tape;
  • edit film
Meaning (35):
- cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
Example in sentence:
  • cut the engine;
  • Turn off the stereo, please;
  • turn out the lights
Meaning (36):
- cease, stop
Example in sentence:
  • cut the noise;
  • We had to cut short the conversation
Meaning (37):
- separate with or as if with an instrument
Example in sentence:
  • Cut the rope
Meaning (38):
- make a recording of
Example in sentence:
  • cut the songs;
  • She cut all of her major titles again
Meaning (39):
- refuse to acknowledge
Example in sentence:
  • He turns a blind eye to the injustices in his office;
  • She cut him dead at the meeting
Meaning (40):
- move (one's fist)
Example in sentence:
  • his opponent cut upward toward his chin
Meaning (41):
- be able to manage or manage successfully
Example in sentence:
  • I can't hack it anymore;
  • she could not cut the long days in the office
Meaning (42):
- cut down on; make a reduction in
Example in sentence:
  • reduce your daily fat intake;
  • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
Meaning (43):
- divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
Example in sentence:
  • She cut the deck for a long time;
  • Wayne cut
Meaning (44):
- dissolve by breaking down the fat of
Example in sentence:
  • soap cuts grease
Meaning (45):
- have grow through the gums
Example in sentence:
  • The baby cut a tooth
Meaning (46):
- pass through or across
Example in sentence:
  • The boat cut the water
Meaning (47):
- turn sharply; change direction abruptly
Example in sentence:
  • The car cut to the left at the intersection;
  • The motorbike veered to the right
Meaning (48):
- discharge from a group
Example in sentence:
  • The coach cut two players from the team
Meaning (49):
- penetrate injuriously
Example in sentence:
  • The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead
Meaning (50):
- reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Example in sentence:
  • The manuscript must be shortened
Meaning (51):
- grow through the gums
Example in sentence:
  • The new tooth is cutting
Meaning (52):
- cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
Example in sentence:
  • the vet gelded the young horse
Meaning (53):
- fell by sawing; hew
Example in sentence:
  • The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia
Meaning (54):
- allow incision or separation
Example in sentence:
  • This bread cuts easily
Meaning (55):
- have a reducing effect
Example in sentence:
  • This cuts into my earnings
Meaning (56):
- function as a cutting instrument
Example in sentence:
  • This knife cuts well
Meaning (57):
- pass directly and often in haste
Example in sentence:
  • We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner
Meaning (58):
- weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
Example in sentence:
  • We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet
59 . cut [ a]
Meaning (59):
- fashioned or shaped by cutting
Example in sentence:
  • a well-cut suit;
  • cut diamonds;
  • cut velvet
Meaning (60):
- separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument
Example in sentence:
  • bandages on her cut wrists;
  • blood from his cut forehead;
  • cut tobacco;
  • the cut surface was mottled
Meaning (61):
- made neat and tidy by trimming
Example in sentence:
  • his neatly trimmed hair
Meaning (62):
- (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit
Example in sentence:
  • the cut pages of the book
Meaning (63):
- (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
Example in sentence:
  • the smell of newly mown hay
64 . cut [ s]
Meaning (64):
- mixed with water
Example in sentence:
  • a cup of thinned soup;
  • sold cut whiskey
Meaning (65):
- (of a male animal) having the testicles removed
Example in sentence:
  • a cut horse
Meaning (66):
- with parts removed
Example in sentence:
  • the drastically cut film
Meaning (67):
- (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
Example in sentence:
  • the slashed prices attracted buyers