cutting

[ kuht-ing ]
/ ˈkʌt ɪŋ /

noun

adjective

Origin of cutting

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at cut, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM cutting

cut·ting·ly, adverbcut·ting·ness, nounnon·cut·ting, adjective, nounself-cut·ting, adjective

Definition for cutting (2 of 2)

Origin of cut

1175–1225; Middle English cutten, kytten, kitten, Old English *cyttan; akin to Old Swedish kotta to cut, Old Norse kuti little knife

OTHER WORDS FROM cut

synonym study for cut

2. Cut, chop, hack, hew refer to giving a sharp blow or stroke. Cut is a general word for this: to cut the grass. To chop is to cut by giving repeated blows with something sharp, as an ax. To chop and to hew are practically interchangeable, but hew suggests keeping to a definite purpose: to chop or hew down a tree; to hew out a clearing. To hack is to cut or chop roughly and unevenly: to hack off a limb.
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British Dictionary definitions for cutting (1 of 2)

cutting
/ (ˈkʌtɪŋ) /

noun

adjective

keen; piercinga cutting wind
tending to hurt the feelingsa cutting remark

Derived forms of cutting

cuttingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for cutting (2 of 2)

cut
/ (kʌt) /

verb cuts, cutting or cut

adjective

noun

Word Origin for cut

C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian kutte to cut, Icelandic kuti small knife
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Medical definitions for cutting

cut
[ kŭt ]

v.

n.

The act of cutting.
The result of cutting, especially an opening or wound made by a sharp edge.
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Idioms and Phrases with cutting

cut

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