• Cut Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To absent ones self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc.
- (v. t.) To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide.
- (a.) Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.
- (n.) The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.
- (v. t.) To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.
- (v. i.) To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.
- (a.) Overcome by liquor; tipsy.
- (v. i.) To move or make off quickly.
- (n.) 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.
- (imp. & p. p.) of Cut
- (v. i.) To make a stroke with a whip.
- (n.) The act of dividing a pack cards.
- (n.) A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber.
- (n.) A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.
- (n.) Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the cut of a garment.
- (n.) A common work horse; a gelding.
- (a.) Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.
- (n.) The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.
- (v. t.) To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.
- (n.) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?
- (v. i.) To interfere, as a horse.
- (n.) A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.
- (n.) An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.
- (v. t.) To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut ones acquaintance.
- (v. t.) To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
- (n.) A skein of yarn.
- (v. i.) 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.
- (v. t.) To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.
- (n.) An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.
- (v. i.) To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well.
- (v. t.) To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.
- (v. i.) To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument.
- (v. t.) To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.
- (v. t.) To strike (a ball) with the racket inclined or struck across the ball so as to put a certain spin on the ball.
- (v. t.) To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with another ball.
- (v. t.) To drive (an object ball) to either side by hitting it fine on the other side with the cue ball or another object ball.
- (n.) A stroke on the off side between point and the wicket; also, one who plays this stroke.
- (v. t.) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat.
- (n.) A slanting stroke causing the ball to spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to the ball.
• Cut-off Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) That which cuts off or shortens, as a nearer passage or road.
- (n.) The valve gearing or mechanism by which steam is cut off from entering the cylinder of a steam engine after a definite point in a stroke, so as to allow the remainder of the stroke to be made by the expansive force of the steam already let in. See Expansion gear, under Expansion.
- (n.) Any device for stopping or changing a current, as of grain or water in a spout.