- the act of one that cuts
- a piece cut off
- Brit. a clipping, as from a newspaper
- Brit. a passage for trains, cars, etc. cut through a hill or high ground; cut
- Hort. a slip or shoot cut away from a plant for rooting or grafting
- that cuts or for cutting: a cutting tool, cutting board
- chilling or piercing
- wounding the feelings; sarcastic
- Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing: a cutting tool.
- Sharply penetrating; piercing: a cutting wind.
- Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings of others: “He can say the driest, most cutting things in the quietest of tones” (Charlotte Bront&edie;).
- A part cut off from a main body.
- A part, such as a stem, leaf, or root, removed from a plant to propagate a new plant, as through rooting or grafting.
- An excavation made through high ground in a construction project.
- The editing of film or recording tape.
- Chiefly British A clipping, as from a newspaper.
- Self-injury in which cuts are made in the skin.
- Present participle of cut.
(countable and uncountable, plural cuttings)
- (countable, uncountable) The action of the verb to cut.
- How many different cuttings can this movie undergo?
- (countable) A section removed from the larger whole.
- (countable) A newspaper clipping.
- (countable) A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant.
- (countable) An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance.
- The actor had to make his cutting shorter to fit the audition time.
- (uncountable) The editing of film or other recordings.
- (uncountable) Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin.
- (countable) A narrow passage, dug for a road, railway or canal to go through.