cutting
Pronunciation
  • (RP, GA) IPA: /ˈkʌtɪŋ/
Noun

cutting

  1. (countable, uncountable) The action of the verb to cut#Verb|cut.
    How many different cuttings can this movie undergo?
  2. (countable) A section#Noun|section remove#Verb|removed from a larger whole.
    1. (countable) A newspaper clipping#Noun|clipping.
    2. (countable, horticulture) A leaf#Noun|leaf, stem#Noun|stem, branch#Noun|branch, or root#Noun|root removed from a plant#Noun|plant and cultivated to grow a new plant.
  3. (countable) An abridged selection of written work#Noun|work, often intended for performance.
    The actor had to make his cutting shorter to fit the audition time.
  4. (countable, Britain) An open#Adjective|open passage at a level#Noun|level low#Adjective|lower than the surrounding#Adjective|surrounding terrain, dig#Verb|dug for a canal, railway, or road to go through.
    Synonyms: cut
    Antonyms: embankment
  5. (uncountable, cinematography, sound engineering) The edit#Verb|editing of film#Noun|film or other recording#Noun|recordings.
  6. (uncountable, machining) The process#Noun|process of bringing metals to a desired#Adjective|desired shape#Noun|shape by chipping away the unwanted material#Noun|material.
    Boring, drilling, milling, and turning are all different kinds of metal cutting processes.
  7. (uncountable, psychology) The act#Noun|act of cutting one's own skin#Noun|skin as a symptom of a personality disorder; self-harm.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: corte
  • Russian: вы́резка
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: montage
  • Italian: decoupage
  • Portuguese: corte
  • Russian: монта́ж
Adjective

cutting (not comparable)

  1. That is use#Verb|used for cut#Verb|cutting.
    I need some sort of cutting utensil to get through this shrink wrap.
  2. Of criticism, remark#Noun|remarks, etc.: (potentially) hurtful.
    The director gave the auditioning actors cutting criticism.
  3. (India) Of a beverage: half-sized#Adjective|sized.
    a cutting chai
Translations Verb
  1. present participle of cut#English|cut

Cutting
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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