Definitions of cutting

  1. Dividing by an edged instrument; piercing the heart; wounding the feelings; satirical.
  2. Dividing by an edged instrument; deeply wounding the feelings; sarcastic; piercing; chilling; sharp; as, a cutting remark.
  3. cutting away parts to create a desired shape
  4. the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; " the barber gave him a good cut"
  5. the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; " his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
  6. the division of a deck of cards before dealing; " his cutting the cards before every deal soon became a ritual"
  7. the act of diluting something; " the cutting of whiskey with water"; " the thinning of paint with turpentine"
  8. the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
  9. a piece cut off from the main part of something
  10. A piece cut off or from; a slip, as from a plant; an incision.
  11. A dividing or lopping off: an incision: a piece cut off: a twig.
  12. A separation or division; a slip; the operation of removing the stone; an excavation through a hill in making a road, canal, & c.
  13. An incision; a piece cut off; a portion of a plant for propagation; a long deep excavation, as in making a road, a railway, or a canal.
  14. Sarcastic; severe.
  15. suitable for cutting or severing; " a cutting tool"; " the cutting edge"
  16. 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"
  17. The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.
  18. Something cut, cut off, or cut out, as a twig or scion cut off from a stock for the purpose of grafting or of rooting as an independent plant; something cut out of a newspaper; an excavation cut through a hill or elsewhere to make a way for a railroad, canal, etc.; a cut.
  19. Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool.
  20. Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind.
  21. Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply.