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Cut appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Mrs Hunt had a country cut front
    in the front of her country cut pettycoat.
  • I'm a sock cutter and I cut socks.
    I'm a sock cutter and I cut socks.
    I'm a sock cutter and I cut socks.
  • Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.
    Not a punt cut square,
    Just a square cut punt.
    It's round in the stern and blunt in the front.
    Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.

Cut appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Nino's cut did Tucson in!
  • Did I sell lettuce we cut?… tell Les I did.
  • Tuckered obese Bo Derek can know I won knackered obese Bo Derek… "Cut!"
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Usage statistics for the verb cut:

spoken English53.21%written English46.79% conversational speech60.79%task-oriented speech39.21% imaginative writing51.48%informational writing48.52%
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Cut is sometimes a misspelling of caught or cup.

The word cut is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun cut

What does cut mean as a name of something?

Cut is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: cuts

  1. a share of the profits
    • example: everyone got a cut of the earnings
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic words: part / percentage / portion / share = assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    • more specific words: rake-off / vigorish = a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster
    • part of: booty / dirty money / loot / pillage / plunder / prize / swag = goods or money obtained illegally
  2. (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • example: the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: transition = a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
    • more specific term: jump cut = an immediate transition from one scene to another
  3. a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of cut: gash
    • more generic word: furrow = a long shallow trench in the ground
  4. a step on some scale
    • example: he is a cut above the rest
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: gradation / step = relative position in a graded series
  5. a wound made by cutting
    • example: he put a bandage over the cut
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of cut: gash / slash / slice
    • more generic words: lesion / wound = an injury to living tissue
  6. a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of cut: cut of meat
    • more generic word: meat = the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
    • more specific terms:
      • joint / roast = a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
      • confit = a piece of meat (especially a duck) cooked slowly in its own fat
      • chop = a small cut of meat including part of a rib
      • chine = cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone
      • leg = the limb of an animal used for food
      • side of meat / side = a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
      • forequarter = the front half of a side of meat
      • hindquarter = the back half of a side of meat
      • cut of beef = cut of meat from beef cattle
      • rib = cut of meat including one or more ribs
      • entrecote = cut of meat taken from between the ribs
      • shank = a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg
      • shin bone / shin = a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg
      • brisket = a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest especially of beef
      • steak = a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish
      • loin = a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump
      • sirloin = the portion of the loin (especially of beef) just in front of the rump
      • tenderloin / undercut = the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
      • neck = a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
      • shoulder = a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg
      • cut of veal = cut of meat from a calf
      • cut of mutton = cut of meat from a mature sheep
      • cut of lamb = cut of meat from a lamb
      • saddle = cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
      • rack = rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
      • cut of pork = cut of meat from a hog or pig
  7. a remark capable of wounding mentally
  8. a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
  9. the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
  10. the style in which a garment is cut
    • example: a dress of traditional cut
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic word: fashion = the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
  11. a canal made by erosion or excavation
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: canal = long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
  12. a refusal to recognize someone you know
  13. in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
    • example: he took a vicious cut at the ball
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of cut: baseball swing / swing
    • more generic words: shot / stroke = the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
  14. (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
  15. the division of a deck of cards before dealing
    • example: he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of cut: cutting
    • more generic word: division = the act or process of dividing
    • part of: card game / cards = a game played with playing cards
  16. the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
    • example: his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of cut: cutting
    • more generic word: opening = becoming open or being made open
    • more specific terms:
  17. the act of cutting something into parts
    • example: his cuts were skillful
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of cut: cutting
    • more generic word: division = the act or process of dividing
    • more specific words:
  18. the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
    • example: the barber gave him a good cut
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of cut: cutting / cutting off
    • more generic word: shortening = act of decreasing in length
    • more specific words:
  19. the act of reducing the amount or number
  20. an unexcused absence from class
    • example: he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: absence = failure to be present

Alternative definition of the noun cut

noun

  1. An opening resulting from cutting.
  2. The act of cutting.
  3. The result of cutting.
  4. A share or portion.
  5. [cricket] A batsman's shot played with a swinging motion of the bat, to hit the ball backward of point.
  6. [cricket] Sideways movement of the ball through the air caused by a fast bowler imparting spin to the ball.
  7. The act or right of dividing a deck of playing cards.
  8. The manner or style a garment is fashioned in.
  9. A slab, especially of meat.
  10. [fencing] An attack made with a chopping motion of the blade, landing with its edge or point.
  11. A deliberate snub, typically a refusal to return a bow or other acknowledgement of acquaintance.
  12. A definable part, such as an individual song, of a recording, particularly of commercial records, audio tapes, CDs, etc.
  13. [archaeology] A truncation, a context that represents a moment in time when other archaeological deposits were removed for the creation of some feature such as a ditch or pit.

Specialised definition of the noun cut

Glossary of sports / basketball

a quick change in direction, to elude a defender or find an open area on the floor

Glossary of sports / boxing

a head injury (usually in the region of the eyebrow) (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / cricket

a shot on the off side, between cover and third man, played with the bat close to the horizontal

Glossary of sports / fencing

a type of hit. Cuts are only valid if hit above the belt-line. One differentiates between high (to the head or face mask) and low cuts (to the flank, chest or stomach) as well as straight and curved cuts. Cuts are hit from certain fencing positions (prime, sec-onde, tierce, quarte, quinte, sixte, septime, octave). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

a hit in sabre competition made by striking with the edge of the blade

a hit with a sabre

Glossary of sports / golf

the highest score that allows a player to continue in a tournament, usually determined after the first 36 holes of a 72-hole tournament. If a player shoots that score or lower, he is said to have made the cut. To shoot a higher score is to miss the cut

a shot in which the bail intentionally moves from left to right in the air (for a right-handed player).

the redaction of the field in a tournament after a set number of rounds (usually two), only those players with the better scores qualifying to play in the final round(s)

Glossary of sports / polo

a ball hit away from the horse (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / tennis

a sliced ball (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the adjective cut

What does cut mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: cutter | cutest

  1. separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument
  2. fashioned or shaped by cutting
  3. with parts removed
  4. made neat and tidy by trimming
  5. (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
  6. (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit
    • example: the cut pages of the book
    • antonym: uncut
  7. (of a male animal) having the testicles removed
  8. (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
  9. mixed with water

Alternative definition of the adjective cut

adjective

  1. [context: participial adjective] Having been 'cut'.
  2. See Reduced.
  3. [context: of a gem] Carved into a shape; not raw.
  4. [rare] [cricket, of a shot] Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point.
  5. [bodybuilding] Having muscular definition in which individual groups of muscle fibers stand out among larger muscles.
  6. [informal] Circumcised.
  7. [Australia, slang] Emotionally hurt.

Definition of the verb cut

What does cut mean as a doing word?

Cut is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
cutcutcuttingcuts

  1. separate with or as if with an instrument
    • examples: Cut the rope | They cut the newspapers
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient]Carol cut at the breadVerbs of Cutting: chip, chop, clip, hack, hew, rip, saw, scrape, scratch, slash, slice, snip
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol cut at the bread with a knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Carol cut her finger
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Carol cut the envelop open
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Carol cut the envelope open with the knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] from [Source]Sympathetic fans clipped copies of Ms. Shere's recipes from magazines
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] from [Source] with [Instrument]Susan cut the recipes from the magazine with a sharp knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Carol cut the envelope into pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Carol cut the envelope into pieces with a knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol cut the bread with a knife
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]This knife cuts well
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient]The knife cut the bread
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The knife cut the envelope open
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The knife cut the envelope into pieces
      [Patient - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Adverb]The bread cuts easily
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] apartI broke the twig and the branch apartVerbs of Separating and Disassembling: blow, break, draw, hack, hew, kick, knock, pry, pull, push, rip, roll, saw, shove, slip, snap, split, tear, tug, yank
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] off / off of / from [Patient 2]I broke the twig off the branch
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] apartThe twig and the branch broke apart
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] apart [Adverb]Those twigs and branches break apart easily
      [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] off / off of / from [Patient 2]The twig broke off the branch
      [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] off / off of / from [Patient 2] [Adverb]Twigs break off of those branches easily
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: disunite / divide / part / separate = force, take, or pull apart
    • more specific terms:
  2. cut down on; make a reduction in
    • examples: The employer wants to cut back health benefits | They will cut the duet
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of cut: bring down / cut back / cut down / reduce / trim / trim back / trim down
    • more generic words: decrease / lessen / minify = make smaller
    • more specific terms:
      • shorten = make shorter than originally intended
      • spill = reduce the pressure of wind on
      • quench = reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
      • retrench = make a reduction, as in one's workforce
      • slash = cut drastically
      • thin out = make sparse
      • thin = make thin or thinner
      • take away / detract = take away a part from
      • deflate = reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
      • inflate = increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
      • downsize = reduce in size or number of employees
      • subtract = take off or away
      • knock off / shave = cut the price of
  3. turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    • example: The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of cut: curve / sheer / slew / slue / swerve / trend / veer
    • more generic word: turn = change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
    • more specific terms:
      • peel off = leave a formation
      • yaw = swerve off course momentarily
  4. make an incision or separation
    • example: cut along the dotted line
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
  5. discharge from a group
    • example: The coach cut two players from the team
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: discharge / free = free from obligations or duties
  6. form by probing, penetrating, or digging
    • examples: cut a hole | cut trenches | The sweat cut little rivulets into her face
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
    • more specific word: blast = make with or as if with an explosion
  7. style and tailor in a certain fashion
    • examples: cut a dress | They cut the cape
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb]Martha carves
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] for [Asset]The contractor will build you a house for $100,000
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved the baby a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product]Martha carved the piece of wood into a toy
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood into a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]Martha carves toys
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Asset]The contractor builds houses for $100,000
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Asset]Martha will carve a toy out of a piece of wood for $50
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood for the baby
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product]$100,000 will build you a house
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] from / out of [Material]$100,000 builds you a house out of sticks
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Product]$100,000 builds a house
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]$100,000 builds a house out of sticks
      [Material - concrete object] [Verb] [Product]This wood carved beautiful toys

      Verbs of Creation (with the same syntax): build, carve, make, sculpt, shape.

    • domain: fashion
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of cut: tailor
    • more generic word: design = create the design for
    • more specific word: gore = cut into gores
  8. hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
    • example: cut a Ping-Pong ball
    • domain: athletics / sport
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: hit = deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  9. make out and issue
    • examples: cut a ticket | The banks cut the check
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of cut: issue / make out / write out
    • more generic word: write = communicate or express by writing
    • more specific word: check = write out a check on a bank account
  10. cut and assemble the components of
    • examples: cut recording tape | They will cut the duet
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of cut: edit / edit out
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  11. intentionally fail to attend
    • example: cut class
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of cut: skip
    • more generic word: miss = fail to attend an event or activity
    • more specific terms: play hooky / bunk off = play truant from work or school
  12. be able to manage or manage successfully
    • example: she could not cut the long days in the office
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of cut: hack
    • more generic terms: contend / cope / deal / get by / grapple / make do / make out / manage = succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available
  13. give the appearance or impression of
    • example: cut a nice figure
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic words: appear / look / seem = give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
  14. move (one's fist)
    • example: his opponent cut upward toward his chin
    • domain: boxing / fisticuffs / pugilism
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  15. pass directly and often in haste
    • example: We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: pass = go across or through
  16. pass through or across
  17. make an abrupt change of image or sound
    • example: cut from one scene to another
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: change / shift / switch = lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
    • more specific term: cut away = move quickly to another scene or focus when filming
  18. stop filming
    • example: cut a movie scene
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: stop = cause to stop
  19. make a recording of
    • examples: cut the songs | She cut all of her major titles again | They will cut the duet
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: record / tape = register electronically
  20. record a performance on (a medium)
    • example: cut a record
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: record / tape = register electronically
  21. create by duplicating data
    • example: cut a disk
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of cut: burn
    • more generic words: create / make / produce = create or manufacture a man-made product
  22. form or shape by cutting or incising
    • example: cut paper dolls
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 7
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
  23. perform or carry out
    • example: cut a caper
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: do / execute / perform = carry out or perform an action
  24. function as a cutting instrument
    • example: This knife cuts well
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient]Carol cut at the bread
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol cut at the bread with a knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Carol cut her finger
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Carol cut the envelop open
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Carol cut the envelope open with the knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] from [Source]Sympathetic fans clipped copies of Ms. Shere's recipes from magazines
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] from [Source] with [Instrument]Susan cut the recipes from the magazine with a sharp knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Carol cut the envelope into pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Carol cut the envelope into pieces with a knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol cut the bread with a knife
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]This knife cuts well
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient]The knife cut the bread
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The knife cut the envelope open
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The knife cut the envelope into pieces
      [Patient - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Adverb]The bread cuts easily

      Verbs of Cutting (with the same syntax): chip, chop, clip, hack, hew, rip, saw, scrape, scratch, slash, slice, snip.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: function / go / operate / run / work = perform as expected when applied
  25. allow incision or separation
    • example: This bread cuts easily
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  26. divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
    • examples: Wayne cut | She cut the deck for a long time
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: mix / ruffle / shuffle = mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
  27. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
    • example: cut the engine
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of cut: switch off / turn off / turn out
    • more generic words: flip / switch / throw = cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
    • more specific word: kill = cause to cease operating
  28. reap or harvest
    • examples: cut grain | They cut rye in the field
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: glean / harvest / reap = gather, as of natural products
  29. fell by sawing; hew
    • example: The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: cut down / drop / fell / strike down = cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
  30. penetrate injuriously
    • examples: The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead | They cut themselves
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient]Carol cut at the breadVerbs of Cutting: chip, chop, clip, hack, hew, rip, saw, scrape, scratch, slash, slice, snip
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol cut at the bread with a knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Carol cut her finger
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Carol cut the envelop open
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Carol cut the envelope open with the knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] from [Source]Sympathetic fans clipped copies of Ms. Shere's recipes from magazines
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] from [Source] with [Instrument]Susan cut the recipes from the magazine with a sharp knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Carol cut the envelope into pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Carol cut the envelope into pieces with a knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol cut the bread with a knife
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]This knife cuts well
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient]The knife cut the bread
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The knife cut the envelope open
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The knife cut the envelope into pieces
      [Patient - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Adverb]The bread cuts easily
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Patient]Tessa hurt/sprained her ankleVerbs Involving the Body: bark, bite, bruise, bump, burn, contuse, hurt, injure, nick, prick, scald, scratch, skin, strain, sunburn
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: penetrate / perforate = pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
  31. refuse to acknowledge
  32. shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
    • example: cut my hair
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Celia brushed her hair | Celia brushed the baby's hair | Marlene dressed the baby | Sheila groomed the horse | The hygienist flossed my teethVerbs of Grooming and Bodily Care: bob, braid, brush, clip, coldcream, comb, condition, crimp, crop, curl, dye, file, gel, henna, highlight, lather, manicure, paint, part, perm, plait, pluck, powder, rinse, rouge, set, shampoo, soap, style, talc, tease, towel, trim, wave, wax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient]Carol cut at the breadVerbs of Cutting: chip, chop, clip, hack, hew, rip, saw, scrape, scratch, slash, slice, snip
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol cut at the bread with a knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Carol cut her finger
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Carol cut the envelop open
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Carol cut the envelope open with the knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] from [Source]Sympathetic fans clipped copies of Ms. Shere's recipes from magazines
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] from [Source] with [Instrument]Susan cut the recipes from the magazine with a sharp knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Carol cut the envelope into pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Carol cut the envelope into pieces with a knife
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol cut the bread with a knife
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]This knife cuts well
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient]The knife cut the bread
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The knife cut the envelope open
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The knife cut the envelope into pieces
      [Patient - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Adverb]The bread cuts easily
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: shorten = make short or shorter
    • more specific words:
      • shave / trim = cut closely
      • French = cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking
      • crop = cut short
  33. weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
  34. dissolve by breaking down the fat of
    • example: soap cuts grease
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: break up / dissolve / resolve = cause to go into a solution
  35. have a reducing effect
    • example: This cuts into my earnings
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: decrease / lessen / minify = make smaller
  36. cease, stop
    • examples: cut the noise | We had to cut short the conversation
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of cut: cut off
    • more generic terms: break up / cut off / disrupt / interrupt = make a break in
  37. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
  38. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
    • example: cut bourbon
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of cut: dilute / reduce / thin / thin out
    • more generic word: weaken = lessen the strength of
    • more specific term: water down = make less strong or intense
  39. have grow through the gums
    • example: The baby cut a tooth
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic words: acquire / develop / get / grow / produce = come to have or undergo a change of
  40. grow through the gums
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic word: grow = increase in size by natural process
  41. cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)

Alternative definition of the verb cut

verb

  1. [transitive] To perform an incision on, for example with a knife.
  2. [transitive] To divide with a knife, scissors, or another sharp instrument.
  3. [transitive] To separate from prior association; to remove a portion of a recording during editing.
  4. [transitive, computing] To remove and place in memory for later use.
  5. [intransitive] To enter a queue in the wrong place.
  6. [intransitive, cinema, audio, usually as imperative] To cease recording activities.
  7. [transitive] To reduce, especially intentionally.
  8. [transitive] To form or shape by cutting.
  9. [intransitive] To intersect or cross in such a way as to divide in half or nearly so.
  10. [transitive, cricket] To make the ball spin sideways by running one's fingers down the side of the ball while bowling it. [rfex]
  11. [transitive, informal] To not attend a class, especially when not permitted.
  12. [intransitive] To change direction suddenly.
  13. [transitive, intransitive] To divide a pack of playing cards into two
  14. [transitive, slang] To dilute a liquid, usually alcohol.
  15. [transitive, dated] To ignore as a social snub.
  16. [transitive, slang] To wound with a knife.
  17. rfdef, lang=en

Specialised definition of the verb cut

Glossary of sports

to hit a ball with a racket in such a way that it spins as it flies through the air (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / basketball

to make a quick change in direction, to elude a defender or find an open area on the floor

Glossary of sports / cricket

to strike a cricket ball square on the offside with the bat more or less parallel to the ground (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / tennis

to hit the ball with a short, downward slicing motion, often drawing the racket strings across it to give some sideways spin in addition to backspin

Films

  1. "Cut" is a 2000 Australian comedy horror film, which was directed by Kimble Rendall and stars Kylie Minogue, Molly Ringwald and Tiriel Mora.
  2. "Cut" is a 2011 Japanese drama film directed by Amir Naderi, starring Hidetoshi Nishijima and Takako Tokiwa.
  3. "Cut" a.k.a. "Family" is a 1996 comedy drama film written and directed by Fernando León de Aranoa.
  4. "Cut" is a 2013 short fantasy black and white film written and directed by Anita Thacher.
  5. "Cut" is a 2013 short film written and directed by Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller.
  6. "Cut" is a film, directed by Raed Abbas Mahdi.

Writings

  1. "Cut" is a 2000 novel by Patricia McCormick, targeted at young adults. In 2002 it was named one of the ALA's "Best Books for Young Adults" for that year.
    • also known as "Cut (Collins Flamingo)", Cut: Bericht einer Selbstverletzung
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Young-adult fiction, Children's literature, Fiction
    • subject: Psychiatric Hospitals
    • released in (15 years ago)
  2. "Cut" is a work written by Robin Hobb.
    • released in (14 years ago)
    • award:
      • Nebula Award for Best Short Story nomination for Robin Hobb
      • Locus Award for Best Short Story nomination for Robin Hobb
  3. "Cut" is a 2007 JBF Awards nominated article by Brad A. Johnson.
    • released in (9 years ago)
    • award: - James Beard Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award nomination for Brad A. Johnson

Music

  1. "Cut" is the debut album by The Slits. It was originally released in September 1979 on the Island Records label in the UK and on Antilles in the US. Although it only made a brief impact on the UK top 30 at the time, in 2004 it was voted at no 58 in the Observer's list, The 100 Greatest British Albums.
  2. "Cut" is an album by Dutch hard rock band Golden Earring, released in 1982. The album spawned the hit song "Twilight Zone," which reached #1 in the Netherlands and #1 in the United States on Billboard '​s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.
    • genre: Hard rock
    • released in (33 years ago)
  3. "Cut" is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band, Hunters & Collectors. It was mostly produced by American Don Gehman with the group and issued by White Label/Mushroom on 5 October 1992. It reached No. 6 on the ARIA Albums Chart and No. 17 on the New Zealand Albums Chart. The band were nominated for Best Group at the 1992 ARIA Music Awards and Album of the Year for Cut in the following year.
  4. "Cut" is a single from Plumb's album Chaotic Resolve, which was released digitally.
  5. "Cut" is a musical EP of Aaron Yan.
    • released on
  6. "Cut" is an album by C-Tec originally released in 2000.
  7. "Cut" is the tenth studio album by Crack the Sky, released in 1998.
  8. "Cut" is a composition.
  9. "Cut" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  10. "Cut" is a musical EP of Nemertines.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  11. "Cut" is a musical album of Chris Corsano.
    • released on
  12. "CUT" is a musical album of Yellow6.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  13. "Cut" a.k.a. "Cut!" is a musical album of Belgian Asociality.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  14. "Cut" is a musical album of Bilders.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  15. "Cut" is a musical EP of Brunatex.
    • released in (15 years ago)

Groups

  1. CUT is a musical group.
    • albums: "Operation Manitoba", "Will You Die 4 Me?", "Torture EP", "Bare Bones", "A Different Beat", "Annihilation Road"
    • official website: www.soundofcut.com
  2. CuT is a musical group.
    • albums: "Time Traveller", "Let's Go", "Page 59"
    • official website: cut.uk.com
  3. Cut is a musical group.
    • album: "Millionairhead"

There are other groups with in their name, like Un-Cut, One Cut, Cut City, Cut Copy, Deep Cut, deep-cut, Cut'n'Run, Cut Throat, Cut-Throat, Sajama Cut, Shadow Cut, Throat-Cut, Travis Cut, Cut Masters, Cut My Skin, The Cut Ups, Cut 'N' Move, Cut the Shit, Cut To Shock.

Business

Cut is a record label, defunct organization.

Place

Cut a.k.a. Cut, Texas: Cut is an unincorporated community in Houston County, Texas. Cut is located on Texas State Highway 19 6 miles south of Crockett. The community was founded in 1872 as a stop on the Houston and Great Northern Railroad; it was known at first as Paso or Paso Switch. The town became Cut in 1900, and a post office by that name opened in 1903. The post office closed in 1918, and the community began to decline in the following decade. By the 1990s, Cut had been abandoned.

Miscellanea

  1. Cut: In civil engineering, a cut or cutting is where soil or rock material from a hill or mountain is cut out to make way for a canal, road or railway line.
  2. cut: In computing, cut is a Unix command line utility which is used to extract sections from each line of input — usually from a file.
  3. Cut: In graph theory, a cut is a partition of the vertices of a graph into two disjoint subsets. Any cut determines a cut-set, the set of edges that have one endpoint in each subset of the partition. These edges are said to cross the cut. In a connected graph, each cut-set determines a unique cut, and in some cases cuts are identified with their cut-sets rather than with their vertex partitions.
  4. Cut: When a gemstone is desired to be used in jewelry, it is cut depending on the size and shape of the rough, as well as the desired piece of jewelry to be made. As a rule of thumb, a cut gemstone will reduce the mass by about 50 percent.
  5. Cut: In African American music, a cut "overtly insists on the repetitive nature of the music, by abruptly skipping it back to another beginning which we have already heard. Moreover, the greater the insistence on the pure beauty and value of repetition, the greater the awareness must also be that repetition takes place not on the level of musical development or progression, but on the purest tonal and timbric level".
  6. Cut: In the post-production process of film editing and video editing, a cut is an abrupt, but usually trivial film transition from one sequence to another. It is synonymous with the term edit, though "edit" can imply any number of transitions or effects. The cut, dissolve and wipe serve as the three primary transitions. The term refers to the physical action of cutting film or videotape, but also refers to a similar edit performed in software; it has also become associated with the resulting visual "break".
  7. Cut: After a deck of playing cards is shuffled by the dealer, it is often given to a player other than the one who performed the shuffle for a procedure called a cut. This is not to be confused with cut cards which are used in casino poker games.
  8. Cut is a British advertising campaign launched in 2009 by the charitable organisation Women's Aid to promote awareness of domestic violence. The campaign was created by advertising agency Grey London, and centres on a 120-second commercial starring Keira Knightley. The commercial was supported by poster and online components. Cut was directed by Joe Wright and produced by Dominic Delaney. Post-production work was handled by Big Buoy and Prime Focus. The campaign drew a significant amount of media attention, especially after advertising approval body Clearcast prohibited the short film from appearing on even post-watershed television, due to several particularly violent scenes. The title of the piece refers to the filmmaking practice of cutting.
  9. The cut, in Prolog, is a goal, written as !, which always succeeds, but cannot be backtracked past. It is best used to prevent unwanted backtracking, for example, to prevent extra solutions being found by Prolog and avoid additional computations that are not desired or required in a program.
  10. Cut is a one-shot Japanese manga written and illustrated by Toko Kawai. It was serialized in Biblos' magazine, Magazine Be x Boy, finishing at 5 chapters. It is licensed in North America by Digital Manga Publishing, which released the manga through its imprint, Juné, on March 25, 2009. It is licensed in France as Juste au Coin de la Rue by Taifu Comics. Biblos released the manga on March 10, 2003.
  11. Cut in clothing, sewing and tailoring, is the style or shape of a garment as opposed to its fabric or trimmings.
  12. Cut is a 2007 JBF Awards nominated restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA.
    • award: - James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant nomination for Wolfgang Puck
  13. Cut: In Archaeology and archaeological stratification a cut or truncation is a context that represents a moment in time when other archaeological deposits were removed for the creation of some feature such as a ditch or pit. In laymans terms a cut can be thought of a hole that was dug in the past, though cut also applies to other parts of the archaeological record such as horizontal truncations like terraced ground. A cut context is sometimes referred to as a "negative context" as opposed to a "positive context". The term denotes that a cut has removed material from the archaeological record or natural at the time of its creation as opposed to a positive context which adds material to the archaeological record. A cut has zero thickness and no material properties of its own and is defined by the limits of other contexts. Cuts are seen in the record by virtue of the difference between the material it was cut through and the material that back fills it. This difference is seen as an "edge" by the archaeologists on site.

Phrases with Cut

Phrases starting with the word Cut:

  1. cut in
  2. Cut It
  3. cut to
  4. cut up
  5. cut-in
  6. cut-up
  7. cut off
  8. cut out
  9. Cut-off
  10. Cut-out
  11. cut away
  12. cut back

Phrases ending with the word Cut:

  1. low-cut
  2. Non-Cut
  3. pay cut
  4. tax cut
  5. Boot Cut
  6. Boot-Cut
  7. Bowl cut
  8. crew cut

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cut

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Google previewA Dictionary of Numeral Words, by which All Difficulty in the Remembrance of Figures is Removed (1829)

With an Explanation of the Plan by William Henry Crook (LL.D.)

Cut both. Be tied. Be too august. Cots. Boy „тет. Beat a bush. Betidest. Byavagueoath. Beauteous. But a wish. Be too coy. Beautißeth. Beauty hath. Cut easiest. Beat away. But оЬеу.' Be tidy. Cut a gash. Beauty saith. Cat away. Cot boy. Beatify.

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Usage statistics about cut

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Usage statistics for the verb cut:

spoken English53.21%written English46.79% conversational speech60.79%task-oriented speech39.21% imaginative writing51.48%informational writing48.52%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun cut:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb cut:

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Quotes about Cut

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. (Fran Lebowitz)
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Scrabble value of C3U1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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