cut·ting [cutting cuttings] noun, adjective BrE [ˈkʌtɪŋ]
NAmE [ˈkʌtɪŋ]
1. (also ˈpress cutting) (both BrE) (also clip·ping, ˈpress clipping NAmE, BrE) an article or a story that you cut from a newspaper or magazine and keep
newspaper/press cuttings
2. a piece cut off a plant that will be used to grow a new plant
Take geranium cuttings in late summer.
3. (BrE) a narrow open passage that is dug through high ground for a road, railway/railroad or canal
Example Bank:
After about four weeks you will be able to see whether the cuttings have taken.
She had kept all the press cuttings about the murder.
Take cuttings from mature plants in the spring.
These plants are easy to propagate from leaf cuttings.
You can see whether the cuttings have taken.
a cutting from ‘The Guardian’
adjective usually before noun
1. unkind and likely to hurt sb's feelings
Syn: biting
a cutting remark
2. (of winds) cold in a sharp and unpleasant way
Syn: biting
Example Bank:
There was a cutting reference to Taylor's failure to secure a deal.
See also: clipping press cutting

WordNet Dictionary:
1. the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
Syn: film editing
Syn: slip
3. the act of cutting something into parts
- his cuts were skillful
- his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess
Syn: cut
1. (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
- cutting remarks
- edged satire
- a stinging comment
Syn: edged, stinging
2. unpleasantly cold and damp
- bleak winds of the North Atlantic
Syn: bleak, raw
3. 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
Syn: keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.
2.Something cut, cut off, or cut out, as a twig or scion cut off from a stock for the purpose of grafting or of rooting as an independent plant; something cut out of a newspaper; an excavation cut through a hill or elsewhere to make a way for a railroad, canal, etc.; a cut.
a.1.Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool.
2.Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind.
3.Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply; a cutting remark.

Dream Dictionary:
To dream that you are cutting something, signifies a broken relationship or severed connection.

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