Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cutting

10 senses of cutting

Sense 1
film editing, cutting -- (the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film)
       => creating by removal -- (the act of creating by removing something)

Sense 2
cutting, slip -- (a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting)
       => stalk, stem -- (a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ)

Sense 3
cut, cutting -- (the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess")
       => division -- (the act or process of dividing)

Sense 4
cutting -- (a piece cut off from the main part of something)
       => part, piece -- (a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite")

Sense 5
clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, cutting, press cutting -- (an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings")
       => excerpt, excerption, extract, selection -- (a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings")

Sense 6
carving, cutting -- (removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape)
       => creating by removal -- (the act of creating by removing something)

Sense 7
cut, cutting -- (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")
       => division -- (the act or process of dividing)

Sense 8
cut, cutting -- (the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels")
       => opening -- (becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for")

Sense 9
cutting, thinning -- (the act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine")
       => dilution -- (weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner)

Sense 10
cut, cutting, cutting off -- (the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut")
       => shortening -- (act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cut

41 senses of cut

Sense 1
cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")
       => separate, disunite, divide, part -- (force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea")
          Phrasal Verb-> cut away#2; cut out#2; cut up#1; cut into#1; cut off#5; cut out#4

Sense 2
reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down -- (cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 3
swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut -- (turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 4
cut -- (make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line")

Sense 5
cut -- (discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team")
       => free, discharge -- (free from obligations or duties)

Sense 6
cut -- (form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 7
cut, tailor -- (style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress")
       => design -- (create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit")

Sense 8
cut -- (hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a Ping-Pong ball")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 9
write out, issue, make out, cut -- (make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me")
       => write -- (communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week")

Sense 10
edit, cut, edit out -- (cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 11
cut, skip -- (intentionally fail to attend; "cut class")
       => miss -- (fail to attend an event or activity; "I missed the concert"; "He missed school for a week")

Sense 12
hack, cut -- (be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office")
       => cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage -- (come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day")

Sense 13
cut -- (give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure")
       => look, appear, seem -- (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time")

Sense 14
cut -- (move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 15
cut -- (pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner")
       => pass, go through, go across -- (go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind")

Sense 16
cut -- (pass through or across; "The boat cut the water")
       => transit, pass through, move through, pass across, pass over -- (make a passage or journey from one place to another; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert")

Sense 17
cut -- (make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another")
       => switch, shift, change -- (lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes")
          Phrasal Verb-> cut to#1

Sense 18
cut -- (stop filming; "cut a movie scene")
       => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

Sense 19
cut -- (make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again")
       => record, tape -- (register electronically; "They recorded her singing")

Sense 20
cut -- (record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record")
       => record, tape -- (register electronically; "They recorded her singing")

Sense 21
cut, burn -- (create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD")
       => produce, make, create -- (create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries")

Sense 22
cut -- (form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 23
cut -- (perform or carry out; "cut a caper")
       => perform, execute, do -- (carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance")

Sense 24
cut -- (function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well")
       => function, work, operate, go, run -- (perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore")

Sense 25
cut -- (allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 26
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")
       => shuffle, ruffle, mix -- (mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards")

Sense 27
switch off, cut, turn off, turn out -- (cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights")
       => throw, flip, switch -- (cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever")

Sense 28
cut -- (reap or harvest; "cut grain")
       => reap, harvest, glean -- (gather, as of natural products; "harvest the grapes")

Sense 29
cut -- (fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia")
       => fell, drop, strike down, cut down -- (cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers")

Sense 30
cut -- (penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 31
ignore, disregard, snub, cut -- (refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting")
       => treat, handle, do by -- (interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently")

Sense 32
cut -- (shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair")
       => shorten -- (make short or shorter; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches")

Sense 33
cut, prune, rationalize, rationalise -- (weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet")
       => extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with -- (terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts")
          Phrasal Verb-> cut back#4; cut back#2; cut out#1

Sense 34
cut -- (dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease")
       => dissolve, resolve, break up -- (cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water")

Sense 35
cut -- (have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 36
cut, cut off -- (cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation")
       => interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off -- (make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages")
          Phrasal Verb-> cut off#1

Sense 37
abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce -- (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 38
dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cut -- (lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Sense 39
cut -- (have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth")
       => grow, develop, produce, get, acquire -- (come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts")

Sense 40
cut -- (grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting")
       => grow -- (increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore")

Sense 41
geld, cut -- (cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse")
       => emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise -- (remove the testicles of a male animal)

Antonyms of adj cutting

3 senses of cutting

Sense 1
cutting, edged, stinging -- ((of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment")

INDIRECT (VIA unkind) -> kind -- (having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter")

Sense 2
bleak, cutting, raw -- (unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic")

INDIRECT (VIA cold) -> hot -- (used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead")

Sense 3
cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating -- (painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain")

INDIRECT (VIA sharp) -> dull -- (not keenly felt; "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain")

Similarity of adj cutting

3 senses of cutting

Sense 1
cutting, edged, stinging -- ((of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment")
       => unkind (vs. kind) -- (lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all")

Sense 2
bleak, cutting, raw -- (unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic")
       => cold (vs. hot) -- (having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer")

Sense 3
cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating -- (painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain")
       => sharp (vs. dull) -- (keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds")

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