Definition of "cutting" []

  • Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing: a cutting tool. (adjective)
  • Sharply penetrating; piercing: a cutting wind. (adjective)
  • Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings of others: a cutting remark. See Synonyms at incisive. (adjective)
  • A part cut off from a main body. (noun)
  • A part, such as a stem, leaf, or root, removed from a plant to propagate a new plant, as through rooting or grafting. (noun)
  • A piece cut off from the main part of something (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A method of vegetative propagation in which a part of a plant, such as a stem or leaf, is induced to form its own roots (noun)
  • A part separated for this purpose (noun)
  • An article, photograph, etc, cut from a newspaper or other publication (noun)
  • The editing process by which a film is cut and made (noun)
  • An excavation in a piece of high land for a road, railway, etc, enabling it to remain at approximately the same level (noun)
  • Sharp-wittedness (noun)
  • Designed for or adapted to cutting; edged; sharp (noun)
  • Keen; piercing (adjective)
  • Tending to hurt the feelings (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cutting" in a sentence
  • "The subjects of “purpose of thread cutting, kinds of threads” as the description of the “tools for thread cutting” should be taught by employing all the teaching aids available."
  • "The expression "cutting the cord" describes a necessary action to take when it's time to end a dependent relationship."
  • "The term cutting edge is so misleading – many of our autistic children entering their teens are doing so well not just from ABA but from all types of medically sound early interventions with speech, PT, OT, food, psychological and psychiatric therapies."