Hypertext Webster Gateway: "cut"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Cut \Cut\, v. t.

{To cut out}, to separate from the midst of a number; as, to
cut out a steer from a herd; to cut out a car from a
train. Cut \Cut\, n.
1. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) A slanting stroke causing the ball to
spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to the

2. (Cricket) A stroke on the off side between point and the
wicket; also, one who plays this stroke.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Cut \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.

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

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

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)

Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), v. i.
1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or
gashing; as, a knife cuts well.

2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting

Panels of white wood that cuts like cheese.

3. 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.

4. To make a stroke with a whip.

5. To interfere, as a horse.

6. To move or make off quickly. [Colloq.]

7. 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

{To cut across}, to pass over or through in the most direct
way; as, to cut across a field.

{To cut and run}, to make off suddenly and quickly; -- from
the cutting of a ship's cable, when there is not time to
raise the anchor. [Colloq.]

{To cut} {in or into}, to interrupt; to join in anything

{To cut up}.
(a) To play pranks. [Colloq.]
(b) To divide into portions well or ill; to have the
property left at one's death turn out well or poorly
when divided among heirs, legatees, etc. [Slang.]
``When I die, may I cut up as well as Morgan
Pendennis.'' --Thackeray.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), a.
1. Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.

2. Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.

3. Overcome by liquor; tipsy. [Slang]

{Cut and dried}, prepered beforehand; not spontaneous.

{Cut glass}, glass having a surface ground and polished in
facets or figures.

{Cut nail}, a nail cut by machinery from a rolled plate of
iron, in distinction from a wrought nail.

{Cut stone}, stone hewn or chiseled to shape after having
been split from the quarry.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Cut \Cut\, n.
1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash;
a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.

2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged
instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.

3. 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.

4. A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a
furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.

This great cut or ditch Secostris . . . purposed to
have made a great deal wider and deeper. --Knolles.

5. The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.

6. A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of
beef; a cut of timber.

It should be understood, moreover, . . . that the
group are not arbitrary cuts, but natural groups or
types. --Dana.

7. 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?

9. Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style;
fashion; as, the cut of a garment.

With eyes severe and beard of formal cut. --Shak.

10. A common work horse; a gelding. [Obs.]

He'll buy me a cut, forth for to ride. --Beau. &

11. The failure of a college officer or student to be present
at any appointed exercise. [College Cant]

12. A skein of yarn. --Wright.

{A cut in rates} (Railroad), a reduction in fare, freight
charges, etc., below the established rates.

{A short cut}, a cross route which shortens the way and cuts
off a circuitous passage.

{The cut of one's jib}, the general appearance of a person.

{To draw cuts}, to draw lots, as of paper, etc., cut unequal

Now draweth cut . . . The which that hath the
shortest shall begin. --Chaucer.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 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" [ant: {uncut}]
2: fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut
diamonds"; "cut velvet" [ant: {uncut}]
3: with parts removed; "the drastically cut film" [syn: {shortened}]
4: made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
[syn: {trimmed}] [ant: {untrimmed}]
5: (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement
or machine; "the smell of new-mown hay" [syn: {mown}]
[ant: {unmown}]
6: (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed
or slit; "the cut pages of the book" [ant: {uncut}]
7: (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut
horse" [syn: {emasculated}, {gelded}]
8: having a long rip or tear; "a split lip" [syn: {split}]
9: wounded by cutting deeply; "got a gashed arm in a knife
fight"; "had a slashed cheek from the broken glass" [syn:
{gashed}, {slashed}]
10: cut down; "the tree is down" [syn: {cut down}, {down}]
11: (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the
slashed prices attracted buyers" [syn: {slashed}]
12: mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned
soup" [syn: {thinned}, {weakened}]
n 1: the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor
proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
2: a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
[syn: {gash}, {slash}, {slice}]
3: a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
[syn: {cut of meat}]
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" [syn: {track}]
5: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge;
"his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels" [syn: {cutting}]
6: a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
7: a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the the rest"
8: a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or
excavation [syn: {gash}]
9: (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next;
"the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed
too abrupt"
10: the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were
skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
[syn: {cutting}]
11: the part that is omitted when an editorial change shortens a
written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset
young authors" [syn: {deletion}]
12: the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional
13: the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends;
"the barber gave him a good cut" [syn: {cutting}, {cutting
14: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he
took a vicious cut at the ball" [syn: {baseball swing}, {swing}]
15: a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of
all" [syn: {stinger}]
16: a canal made by erosion or excavation
17: a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was
clearly intentional" [syn: {snub}, {cold shoulder}]
18: a stroke (in tennis or badminton or squash) that puts
reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good
tennis player"
19: the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "his cutting
the cards before every deal soon became a ritual" [syn: {cutting}]
20: an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking
too many cuts in his math class"
v 1: separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat
intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
[syn: {reduce}, {cut down}, {cut back}, {trim}, {trim down},
{trim back}, {bring down}]
3: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the
left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the
right" [syn: {swerve}, {sheer}, {curve}, {trend}, {veer},
{slue}, {slew}]
4: make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"
5: discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the
6: form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut
trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
7: style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"; "style
a wedding dress" [syn: {style}, {tailor}]
8: hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite
direction; "cut a pingpong ball"
9: make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket";
"Please make the check out to me" [syn: {write out}, {issue},
{make out}]
10: edit; "cut film"; "cut recording tape" [syn: {edit}, {edit
11: intentionally fail to attend: "cut class" [syn: {skip}]
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" [syn: {hack}]
13: give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
14: move, as of a fist in boxing; "his opponent cut upward
toward his chin"
15: pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the
neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
16: pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
17: make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene
to another"
18: stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
19: make a recording of: "cut the songs"
20: record a performance on; "cut a record" [syn: {burn}]
21: create by recording electronically; "cut a disk"; "cut a CD"
22: form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut out paper dolls"
[syn: {cut out}]
23: perform or carry out; "cut a caper"
24: function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"
25: allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"
26: divide a deck of cards into two parts to make selection
difficult; "Wayne cut"
27: divide at random; "cut a deck of cards"
28: cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off
the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the
lights" [syn: {switch off}, {turn off}, {turn out}] [ant:
{switch on}]
29: reap or harvest; "cut grain"
30: fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber
while they occupied Cambodia"
31: penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered
windshield cut into her forehead"
32: refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
[syn: {ignore}, {disregard}, {snub}]
33: shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my
34: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose
weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet" [syn: {prune},
{rationalize}, {rationalise}]
35: dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"
36: reduce in amount; "This cuts into my earnings"
37: cease, stop: "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the
conversation" [syn: {cut off}]
38: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The
manuscript must be shortened" [syn: {abridge}, {foreshorten},
{abbreviate}, {shorten}, {contract}, {reduce}]
39: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut
bourbon" [syn: {dilute}, {thin}, {thin out}, {reduce}]
40: have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
41: grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"

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