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Definition of Cut

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sliced; reduced; cheaper, reduced in price
make an incision; trim, clip; reduce; carve; make an audio recording (i.e. of music, etc.); weaken a solution by mixing in another substance; be absent from; disqualify someone from participating; stop the acting in a scene that is being recorded (Film)
incision; wound; slice; reduction
Cut Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.
The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?
The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.
The act of dividing a pack cards.
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.
Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the cut of a garment.
An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.
An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.
A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.
A skein of yarn.
A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber.
A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.
A common work horse; a gelding.
(imp. & p. p.)
of Cut
Overcome by liquor; tipsy.
Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.
Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.
(v. i.)
To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.
(v. i.)
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.
(v. i.)
To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well.
(v. i.)
To interfere, as a horse.
(v. i.)
To make a stroke with a whip.
(v. i.)
To move or make off quickly.
(v. i.)
To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument.
(v. t.)
To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc.
(v. t.)
To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.
(v. t.)
To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.
(v. t.)
To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.
(v. t.)
To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance.
(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.
(v. t.)
To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.
(v. t.)
To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
(v. t.)
To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\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.
\cut\, v. t.

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defined, clearly visible Neil's muscles are well cut. They ripple when he moves.
The Phrase Finder
To depart quickly.
A naval reference, originally meaning cutting the cable and running before the wind.
Disadvantage yourself in order to do harm to an adversary.
To be able and effective.
Around the turn of the 20th century mustard became popular and the best stuff became synonymous with quality. 'Up to mustard' or just 'mustard' meant good quality in the same way as 'up to snuff'. Cutting the mustard is just a variant of the same notion.
Get to the point - leaving out unnecessary preamble.
Many early films ended in chase sequences preceded by obligatory, and often dull, storylines.
Either do some useful work or leave and let other get on with it.
US origin. Cut bait means stop fishing.
In a frenzied manner.
Poultry twitch and sometimes run around after decapitation.
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English Idioms WM 1.3a
defined, clearly visible
Neil's muscles are well cut. They ripple when he moves.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
n., gearradh
v., gearraim
I cut: gearraim
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cut = v. a hovel, shed, or stye
Amdori = v. to amputate, to cut about
Anhyladd = a. not easily cut off
Archoll = n. a wound, a cut
Archolledig = a. wounded, cut
Archolli = v. to wound, to cut
Athrwch = n. a cut through
Briw = n. a wound, a cut
Briwio = v. to break; to crumble, to cut; to wound; to hurt
Cyllellu = v. to cut with a knife
Dyddarnu = v. to cut in pieces
Eillio = v. to cut off; to shave
Ffosawd = n. a gash, a cut
Ffwyn = n. hay newly cut
Golwytho = v. to cut chops
Gorthori = v. to cut over
Gwelleifio = v. to cut with shears
Hac = n. cut, notch, hack
Hacio = v. to hack, to cut
Hyladd = a. easily cut off
Lladd = n. a cut off; a killing, v. to kill, to cut off
Lladdadwy = a. that may be cut off or killed
Lladdedig = a. killed, cut off
Lleifiaw = v. to cut; to reap
Llifio = v. to saw, to cut with a saw
Medi = v. to reap, to cut corn
Toci = n. what is cut out; a share
Tori = v. to break, to cut, to fracture
Trwch = n. a cut; a section; thickness
Trychfa = n. place that is cut
Trychiedig = a. being cut, truncated
Trychu = v. to cut, to cut into
Trychyn = n. a small cut
Twc = n. a cut, a clip, a chip
Ysgwthr = n. a cut out; a lop
Shakespeare Words
a cheat 'To draw cuts' is to draw lots
Australian Slang
1. dilute a drug with another substance; 2. renounce; give up: “to cut the grog”; 3. hurt or offended by another's actions: “He was really cut because she didn't phone”; 4. upset; angered; annoyed: “Don't get cut about it, I was only kidding”; 5. circumcised; 6. diluted; adulterated; impure: “cut heroin”; 7. share: “His cut was 20 per cent”; 8. recording of a song, etc.; 9. the cuts - caning
poor haircut, which appears as though the barber merely placed an inverted bowl on the head and trimmed the hair that hung below the rim
poor haircut, which appears as though the barber merely placed an inverted bowl on the head and trimmed the hair that hung below the rim
(cricket) inside edge wide of leg stump
the guts
(older slang) make an impression by one's ostentatious or flamboyant behaviour or dress
1. allow oneself (or someone else) a share: "He cut his brother in on the deal"; 2. join a card game by taking the place of someone who is leaving
make the grade; be competent: "She couldn't cut it in her new job"
free oneself from restraint
make no impression on; be unconvincing: "His excuses cut no ice with me"
abandon a project in which one has already invested some part of one's capital, either material or emotional, for no return, so as not to incur more losses
cuckold (someone)
(older slang) be off
1. (prison) serve time instead of paying a fine; 2. (prison) serve a short sentence; 3. spend (an amount of money)
to fart
achieve success in line with the expectations of others (originally US slang, from earlier "mustard" - something that adds flavour)
1. criticise severely; 2. upset or cause distress to
behave badly; become unpleasant
behave badly; become unpleasant
(military) member of the Army Reserve
(cricket) inside edge wide of leg stump
go very fast
participating in the expectation of a share in the spoils or profit
extremely active
very angry, very upset; crazy; furious
be very hungry
be in a state of confusion or panic (from earlier "chooky", "chuckey", from British dialect, ultimately imitative of the cackling of chickens)
smb. has a long trip ahead of him
you must get your hair cut
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. muscular, usually due to the absence of fat: "He is cut"
2. a canal [Midlands/North use]
WordNet 2.0

1. the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
(hypernym) decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
(hyponym) budget cut
2. a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
(synonym) gash, slash, slice
(hypernym) wound, lesion
3. a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
(synonym) cut of meat
(hypernym) meat
(hyponym) roast, joint
4. 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"
(synonym) track
(hypernym) excerpt, extract, selection
5. the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
(synonym) cutting
(hypernym) opening
(hyponym) notch, nick, snick
6. a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
(hypernym) share, portion, part, percentage
(hyponym) rake-off, vigorish
(part-holonym) loot, booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money
7. a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the the rest"
(hypernym) gradation, step
8. a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
(synonym) gash
(hypernym) furrow
9. (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
(hypernym) transition
(hyponym) jump cut
10. the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
(synonym) cutting
(hypernym) division
(hyponym) severance, severing
11. 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"
(synonym) deletion, excision
(hypernym) editing, redaction
12. the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"
(hypernym) fashion
13. the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
(synonym) cutting, cutting off
(hypernym) shortening
(hyponym) clip, clipping, snip
14. in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
(synonym) baseball swing, swing
(hypernym) stroke, shot
15. a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
(synonym) stinger
(hypernym) abuse, insult, revilement, contumely, vilification
16. a canal made by erosion or excavation
(hypernym) canal
17. a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"
(synonym) snub, cold shoulder
(hypernym) rebuff, slight
18. (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
(synonym) undercut
(hypernym) stroke, shot
(classification) tennis, lawn tennis
19. 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"
(synonym) cutting
(hypernym) division
(part-holonym) card game, cards
20. an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"
(hypernym) absence

1. separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
(hypernym) separate, disunite, divide, part
(hyponym) manicure
(see-also) cut away
(derivation) cutter
2. cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
(synonym) reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down
(hypernym) decrease, lessen, minify
(hyponym) shorten
3. turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
(synonym) swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew
(hypernym) turn
(hyponym) peel off
4. make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"
(derivation) cutting
5. discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"
(hypernym) free, discharge
6. form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
(hypernym) make, create
7. style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"
(synonym) tailor
(hypernym) design
(hyponym) gore
(classification) fashion
8. hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a pingpong ball"
(hypernym) hit
(classification) sport, athletics
9. make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
(synonym) write out, issue, make out
(hypernym) write
(hyponym) check
10. cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
(synonym) edit, edit out
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(verb-group) abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, contract, reduce
(derivation) film editing, cutting
11. intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"
(synonym) skip
(hypernym) miss
(hyponym) bunk off, play hooky
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"
(synonym) hack
(hypernym) cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage
13. give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
(hypernym) look, appear, seem
14. move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
(hypernym) move
(classification) boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs
15. pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
(hypernym) pass, go through, go across
16. pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
(hypernym) transit, pass through, pass across, pass over
17. make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"
(hypernym) switch, shift, change
(hyponym) cut away
(see-also) cut to
(derivation) film editing, cutting
18. stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
(hypernym) stop
19. make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
(hypernym) record, tape
20. record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"
(hypernym) record, tape
(verb-group) burn
21. create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
(synonym) burn
(hypernym) produce, make, create
22. form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"
(hypernym) make, create
(derivation) carving, cutting
23. perform or carry out; "cut a caper"
(hypernym) perform, execute, do
24. function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"
(hypernym) function, work, operate, go, run
25. allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"
(hypernym) be
26. divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"
(hypernym) shuffle, ruffle, mix
(derivation) cutting
27. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
(synonym) switch off, turn off, turn out
(hypernym) throw, flip, switch
(hyponym) kill
28. reap or harvest; "cut grain"
(hypernym) reap, harvest, glean
29. fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
(hypernym) fell, drop, strike down, cut down
30. penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
(hypernym) penetrate, perforate
31. refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
(synonym) ignore, disregard, snub
(hypernym) treat, handle, do by
32. shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"
(hypernym) shorten
(hyponym) shave, trim
33. weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
(synonym) prune, rationalize, rationalise
(hypernym) eliminate, get rid of, do away with
(see-also) restrict, curtail, curb, cut back
34. dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"
(hypernym) dissolve, resolve, break up
35. have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"
(hypernym) decrease, lessen, minify
(verb-group) reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down
36. cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
(synonym) cut off
(hypernym) interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
(see-also) interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
37. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
(synonym) abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, contract, reduce
(hypernym) decrease, lessen, minify
(hyponym) bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten
(verb-group) edit, edit out
38. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
(synonym) dilute, thin, thin out, reduce
(hypernym) weaken
(hyponym) water down
(derivation) cutting, thinning
39. have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
(hypernym) grow, develop, produce, get, acquire
40. grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"
(hypernym) grow
41. cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"
(synonym) geld
(hypernym) emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise

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"
(antonym) uncut
(similar) chopped, shredded, sliced
2. fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"
(antonym) uncut, rough
(similar) cut out
3. with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"
(synonym) shortened
(similar) abridged
4. made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
(synonym) trimmed
(similar) clipped
5. (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of new-mown hay"
(synonym) mown
(classification) vegetation, flora
6. (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book"
(antonym) uncut
7. (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse"
(synonym) emasculated, gelded
(similar) castrated, unsexed
8. having a long rip or tear; "a split lip"
(synonym) split
(similar) injured
9. wounded by cutting deeply; "got a gashed arm in a knife fight"; "had a slashed cheek from the broken glass"
(synonym) gashed, slashed
(similar) injured
10. cut down; "the tree is down"
(synonym) cut down, down
(similar) felled, downed
11. (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers"
(synonym) slashed
(similar) decreased, reduced
12. mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
(synonym) thinned, weakened
(similar) diluted, dilute
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public void cut ()
Normally transfers the currently selected range in the associated text model to the system clipboard, removing the contents from the model. This is not a good thing for a password field and is reimplemented to simply beep.Overrides: cut in class JTextComponent
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Transfers the currently selected range in the associated text model to the system clipboard, removing the contents from the model. The current selection is reset. Does nothing for null selections.
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An abrupt transition between two clips. The first frame of the incoming clip immediately follows the last frame of the outgoing clip.
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To remove something, either a sound or a segment, by selecting it and choosing the cut function from the module menu. What you cut is placed on the clipboard.
Cut Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Cut may refer to:
  • The act of cutting, the separation of an object into two through acutely-directed force
  • Cut, a type of wound

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Cut Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
A quick change in direction, to elude a defender or find an open area on the floor. As a verb, to make a cut.
The score that reduces the field to a pre-determined number and eliminates players in a tournament. Usually made after 36 of a 72 hole tournament.
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adjective to describe a bodybuilder who has good separation between muscle groups. Occurs when the bodybuilder has reduced bodyfat levels.
Cut Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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"Cut" (or "Middle cut" or "Heart of the run"), is the middle portion, between foreshots and feints, and the best part of the distillation.
At the beginning of the distillation are obtained the "Foreshots"(or "Heads"), and the "Feints" (or "Tails") at the end, both are re-distilled.
Cut Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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to leave, to depart; the first also means to outdo a soloist or band in competition.
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1) A song selection on a CD, record, etc. 2) To mute or turn off. 3) To reduce the gain of a select range of frequencies as with an equalizer. 4) To filter out a specific frequency or frequency range.
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TUPAC SHAKUR Rap Dictionary V.2.0
1) (n) A record, the latest hit 2) (n) A recently received haircut. 3) (v) Cutting wax: scratching a record. "Rip the cut!" -- Just Ice (Back to the old school) [198?] 4) (n) Behind, or out of the way. "I glance in the cut and I see my homey Nate" -- Warren G (Regulate [1994]).
Rap-music terminology and bios of artists
1) (n) A record, the latest hit
2) (n) A recently received haircut.
3) (v) Cutting wax: scratching a record. "Rip the cut!" -- Just Ice (Back to the old school) [198?]
4) (n) Behind, or out of the way. "I glance in the cut and I see my homey Nate" -- Warren G (Regulate [1994]).
When the dealer divides a deck into two parts and inverts them after they have been well shuffled.
film and video
A visual transition created in editing in which one shot is instantaneously replaced on screen by another.
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
nesh, nesh-tor
English - Klingon
v. pe'
v. chIp - hair