• Cut-off-Saw
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cut with parts removed "the drastically cut film"
    • adj cut 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"
    • adj cut (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit "the cut pages of the book"
    • adj cut fashioned or shaped by cutting "a well-cut suit","cut diamonds","cut velvet"
    • adj cut mixed with water "sold cut whiskey","a cup of thinned soup"
    • adj cut (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply "the slashed prices attracted buyers"
    • adj cut (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine "the smell of newly mown hay"
    • adj cut (of a male animal) having the testicles removed "a cut horse"
    • adj cut made neat and tidy by trimming "his neatly trimmed hair"
    • v cut cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses) "the vet gelded the young horse"
    • v cut grow through the gums "The new tooth is cutting"
    • v cut have grow through the gums "The baby cut a tooth"
    • v cut cut and assemble the components of "edit film","cut recording tape"
    • v cut lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture "cut bourbon"
    • v cut reduce in scope while retaining essential elements "The manuscript must be shortened"
    • v cut cease, stop "cut the noise","We had to cut short the conversation"
    • v cut cut down on; make a reduction in "reduce your daily fat intake","The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
    • v cut have a reducing effect "This cuts into my earnings"
    • v cut dissolve by breaking down the fat of "soap cuts grease"
    • v cut weed out unwanted or unnecessary things "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
    • v cut shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of "cut my hair"
    • v cut refuse to acknowledge "She cut him dead at the meeting"
    • v cut make out and issue "write out a check","cut a ticket","Please make the check out to me"
    • v cut penetrate injuriously "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
    • v cut fell by sawing; hew "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
    • v cut reap or harvest "cut grain"
    • v cut hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction "cut a Ping-Pong ball"
    • v cut cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch "Turn off the stereo, please","cut the engine","turn out the lights"
    • v cut separate with or as if with an instrument "Cut the rope"
    • v cut divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult "Wayne cut","She cut the deck for a long time"
    • v cut make an incision or separation "cut along the dotted line"
    • v cut allow incision or separation "This bread cuts easily"
    • v cut function as a cutting instrument "This knife cuts well"
    • v cut style and tailor in a certain fashion "cut a dress"
    • v cut perform or carry out "cut a caper"
    • v cut form or shape by cutting or incising "cut paper dolls"
    • v cut form by probing, penetrating, or digging "cut a hole","cut trenches","The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
    • v cut create by duplicating data "cut a disk","burn a CD"
    • v cut record a performance on (a medium) "cut a record"
    • v cut make a recording of "cut the songs","She cut all of her major titles again"
    • v cut stop filming "cut a movie scene"
    • v cut make an abrupt change of image or sound "cut from one scene to another"
    • v cut pass through or across "The boat cut the water"
    • v cut pass directly and often in haste "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
    • v cut turn sharply; change direction abruptly "The car cut to the left at the intersection","The motorbike veered to the right"
    • v cut move (one's fist) "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
    • v cut give the appearance or impression of "cut a nice figure"
    • v cut discharge from a group "The coach cut two players from the team"
    • v cut be able to manage or manage successfully "I can't hack it anymore","she could not cut the long days in the office"
    • v cut intentionally fail to attend "cut class"
    • n cut an unexcused absence from class "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"
    • n cut the act of reducing the amount or number "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
    • n cut the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends "the barber gave him a good cut"
    • n cut the act of cutting something into parts "his cuts were skillful","his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
    • n cut the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
    • n cut 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"
    • n cut (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
    • n cut in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
    • n cut a refusal to recognize someone you know "the snub was clearly intentional"
    • n cut a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
    • n cut a canal made by erosion or excavation
    • n cut the style in which a garment is cut "a dress of traditional cut"
    • n cut the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors","both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
    • n cut 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"
    • n cut (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
    • n cut a remark capable of wounding mentally "the unkindest cut of all"
    • n cut a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
    • n cut a share of the profits "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
    • n cut a wound made by cutting "he put a bandage over the cut"
    • n cut a step on some scale "he is a cut above the rest"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Straight Cut Straight Cut
Sliding Cut Sliding Cut
Opening for Drawer Cut Out of Front Rail of Table Opening for Drawer Cut Out of Front Rail of Table
Cut off from rations for three days Cut off from rations for three days
Cut down. Wichita Cut down. Wichita
Example. To cut with an ax Example. To cut with an ax
The Step-Sister Cuts off her Toe The Step-Sister Cuts off her Toe

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper
    • Cut A common work horse; a gelding. "He'll buy me a cut , forth for to ride."
    • Cut 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."
    • Cut 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."
    • Cut A skein of yarn.
    • Cut (Lawn Tennis, etc) A slanting stroke causing the ball to spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to the ball.
    • Cut (Cricket) A stroke on the off side between point and the wicket; also, one who plays this stroke.
    • Cut A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.
    • Cut An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts .
    • Cut An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut .
    • Cut Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.
    • Cut Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.
    • Cut 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 ."
    • Cut Overcome by liquor; tipsy.
    • Cut 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."
    • Cut The act of dividing a pack cards.
    • Cut The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.
    • Cut The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?
    • Cut The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut .
    • Cut To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc. "An English tradesman is always solicitous to cut the shop whenever he can do so with impunity."
    • Cut To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument. "Panels of white wood that cuts like cheese."
    • Cut To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.
    • Cut (Cricket) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat.
    • Cut 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 dealt.
    • Cut To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well.
    • Cut (Croquet) To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with another ball.
    • Cut (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.
    • Cut 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?"
      "Loopholes cut through thickest shade."
    • Cut To interfere, as a horse.
    • Cut To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.
    • Cut To make a stroke with a whip.
    • Cut To move or make off quickly.
    • Cut To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument. "He saved the lives of thousands by his manner of cutting for the stone."
    • Cut To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance.
    • Cut To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide. "You must cut this flesh from off his breast.""Before the whistling winds the vessels fly,
      With rapid swiftness cut the liquid way."
    • Cut To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap. "Thy servants can skill to cut timer."
    • Cut To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
    • Cut (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.
    • Cut 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On average, a beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.
    • cut To make, with an edged tool or instrument, an incision in; wound with something having a sharp edge; incise: as, to cut one's finger.
    • cut To penetrate or cleave, as a sharp or edged instrument does.
    • cut To wound the sensibilities of; affect deeply.
    • cut To make incision in for the purpose of dividing or separating into two or more parts; sever or divide with a sharp instrument: used with into (sometimes in) before the parts or divisions, and sometimes with an intensive up: as, to cut a rope in two (that is, into two pieces or parts); to cut bread into slices; to cut up an ox into portions suitable for the market.
    • cut Hence In card-playing, to divide or separate (a pack of cards) at random into two or more parts for the purpose of determining the deal, trumps, etc., or for the prevention of cheating in dealing, etc.
    • cut To sever by the application of a sharp or edged instrument, such as an ax, a saw, a sickle, etc., in order to facilitate removal. Specifically— To hew or saw down; fell: as, to cut timber.
    • cut To reap; mow; harvest: as, to cut grain or hay.
    • cut Hence To remove or separate entirely and effectually by or as by a cutting instrument; sever completely. To take away.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People still cut the cheese shortly after death
    • v.t Cut kut to make an incision in: to cleave or pass through: to divide: to carve, hew, or fashion by cutting: to wound or hurt: to affect deeply: to shorten: to break off acquaintance with, to pass intentionally without saluting: to renounce, give up: to castrate: to perform or execute, as 'to cut a caper.'—v.i. to make an incision: to pass, go quickly:
    • pr.p Cut cut′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. cut
    • n Cut a cleaving or dividing: a stroke or blow: an act of unkindness: the card obtained by cutting or dividing the pack: an incision or wound: a piece cut off: an engraved block, or the picture from it: manner of cutting, or, fashion:
    • v.t Cut kut (slang) to run away, to be off: to twiddle the feet rapidly in dancing
    • n Cut (pl.) a lot
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  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “Cut your losses and let your profits run.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat”
  • Proverb
    “Measure three times before you cut once.”
  • Robert A. Cook
    Robert A. Cook
    “Cut your morning devotions into your personal grooming. You would not go out to work with a dirty face. Why start the day with the face of your soul unwashed?”
  • C. S. Lewis
    “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”


A slice off a cut loaf is never missed - Used colloquially to describe having sexual intercourse with someone who is not a virgin, especially when they are in a relationship. The analogy refers to a loaf of bread; it is not readily apparent, once the end has been removed, exactly how many slices have been taken.('You never miss a slice from a cut loaf' is also used.)
Cut a dash - If someone cuts a dash, their clothes and appearance makes an impression on people.
Cut a long story short - This idiom is used as a way of shortening a story by getting to to the end or the point.
Cut a rug - To cut a rug is to dance.
Cut above - If a person is described as a cut above other people, they are better in some way.
Cut and dried - If something is cut and dried, then everything has already been decided and, in the case of an opinion, might be a little stale and predictable.
Cut and run - If people cut and run, they take what they can get and leave before they lose everything.
Cut corners - If people try to do something as cheaply or as quickly as possible, often sacrificing quality, they are cutting corners.
Cut down the tall poppies - (AU) If people cut down the tall poppies, they criticise people who stand out from the crowd.
Cut from the same cloth - If people are cut from the same cloth, they are very similar in terms of ideas, opinions, beliefs, etc.
Cut it fine - If you cut it fine, you only just manage to do something- at the very last moment. 'Cut things fine' is the same. 'Cut it a bit fine' is a common variation.
Cut off your nose to spite your face - If you cut off your nose to spite your face, you do something rash or silly that ends up making things worse for you, often because you are angry or upset.
Cut someone some slack - To relax a rule or make an allowance, as in allowing someone more time to finish something.
Cut the Gordian knot - If someone cuts the Gordian knot, they solve a very complex problem in a simple way.
Cut the mustard - If somebody or something doesn't cut the mustard, they fail or it fails to reach the required standard.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

Is it likely such people as these would cut a stranger's throat on the chance of finding a few roubles in his pocket?
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
To break glass bottles, make neatly a deep cut with a file, then touch the glass near the cut with a red-hot wire.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Allen was struck by a round shot that cut off his left leg near the thigh.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
After the boards have been roughly cut to size, they should have one edge cut straight with the plough.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Guard Against Being Cut off.= When out patrolling always guard against being cut off.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
To do this it was necessary to cut down the forests which had stood so long.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
The wind cut through the rigging, and the boat cut through the sea.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Projecting iron points at the front end gather the grain, and vibrating knives, powered from the hob of the wheel, cut the grain.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
The little city is entirely cut off from communication with the outside world.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
One may be seen in cut on page 30.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy

In poetry:

In Katsushika,
At Mama inlet
The drifting
Jewelled seaweed cutting:
Maid Tegona, I remember you.
"In Katsushika" by Yamabe no Akahito
Cut short,
I will not vanish into the skies;
No end to
The loathsome, hurtful world to which
I am returning.
"Cut short," by Ise
Unbroken over swamp and hill
The rounding shadow lay,
Save where the river cut at will
A pathway to the day.
"Norembega" by John Greenleaf Whittier
In my desolation
I am as duckweed:
Cut my roots and
Take me away-would the water do it,
I should go, I think.
"In my desolation" by Ono no Komachi
Of purest water its rare worth
Lay, clouded, till I met
Love, the wise jeweller, to cut,
Polish for me and set.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
"Hyperborean doves be here
Prophetic, and when snow
Hoars nature, cut thou, Druid-like,
The immortal mistletoe."
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

Cut fat in Dill Chicken Salad by cutting mayo.
Students are choosing to commute — by bus, car and train — to different campuses because severe funding cuts have forced colleges to cut classes and consolidate programs.
Cut Throat and Candy Pants of the Cut Throat Freak Show, married sideshow performers traveling with (and partying with) the Coney Island Rock and Roll Road show.
Plain Dealer file "It's an electronic barrier that cuts out vital parts of communication, cuts out nonverbal cues," said Jay Milano, an area defense attorney, on police testifying before grand juries by video conference .
ESAB Cutting Systems offers the new Smart Voltage Height Control (SVHC) system, which automatically compensates for electrode wear in plasma cutting.
When using leaner cuts of meat, such as boneless turkey or center-cut pork, reduce cooking times.
Its hook design offers a power-cutting zone for thicker branches and a precision-cutting zone for smaller branches.
Sixty nine jobs will be cut as part of a cost cutting measure at Providence Hospitals.
Photo Sixty nine jobs will be cut as part of a cost cutting measure at Providence Hospitals.
Citigroup announced Wednesday that it would cut 11,000 jobs, reducing its work force by roughly 4 percent in an effort to cut costs.
ST LOUIS — Energizer plans to cut roughly 10 percent of its workforce as part of a cost-cutting overhaul.
In Washington and in Harrisburg the theme seems to be cut, cut, cut.
The current hullabaloo over tax cuts, spending cuts, entitlement programs, and the debt ceiling has yielded much fodder for policy-minded columnists, practically establishing a job-creation program for budget-following wonks.
Directions Peel watermelon and cut into small cubes Peel cucumbers Cut cucumbers in half (lengthwise) and remove seeds using a small spoon Slice cucumbers into 1/4 half-moon slices.
Madusalon has recognized that unruly, wild tendrils need a more nuanced cut than straight hair, and there's a simple way to achieve this: Cut the hair while it's dry.

In science:

These additional branch cuts are responsible for the failure of cutting rules and unitarity in noncommutative theories with space-time noncommutativity.
Space-Time Noncommutative Field Theories And Unitarity
We say (I1 , I2 ) is a Dedekind cut of ¯a if it is a Dedekind cut of Dom(¯a).
Classification theory for theories with NIP - a modest beginning
Cuts of certain electron efficiency were involved at the end on these distributions and the pion efficiency is derived within these cuts.
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
This first cut is followed by a second cut perpendicular to this direction that continues until another atom of the honeycomb lattice is hit.
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
Pseudo Angle Cut() calculates and returns an angular cut for the t–channel methods T Channel X() above.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++