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cutting

[kuht-ing] /ˈkʌt ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that cuts.
2.
something cut, cut off, or cut out.
3.
Horticulture. a piece, as a root, stem, or leaf, cut from a plant and used for propagation.
4.
something made by cutting, as a recording.
5.
a form of repetitive self-injury in which a person deliberately cuts the skin, as to cope with stress or negative emotions.
6.
Chiefly British. a clipping from a newspaper, magazine, etc.
7.
British. a trenchlike excavation, especially through a hill, as one made in constructing a highway.
adjective
8.
able to cut or slice:
a cutting blade.
9.
piercing, as a wind.
10.
wounding the feelings severely; sarcastic.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see cut, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
cuttingly, adverb
cuttingness, noun
noncutting, adjective, noun
self-cutting, adjective
Synonyms
10. caustic, biting, mordant, acid, sardonic.
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Examples for cuttings
  • In this case, cuttings of an easily rooted plant are used to provide a rootstock.
  • The cuttings are usually cultivars, selected both for yield and quality of fruit.
  • Some bougainvillea cultivars are sterile, and are propagated from cuttings.
British Dictionary definitions for cuttings

cutting

/ˈkʌtɪŋ/
noun
1.
a piece cut off from the main part of something
2.
(horticulture)
  1. 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
  2. a part separated for this purpose
3.
Also called (esp US and Canadian) clipping. an article, photograph, etc, cut from a newspaper or other publication
4.
the editing process by which a film is cut and made
5.
an excavation in a piece of high land for a road, railway, etc, enabling it to remain at approximately the same level
6.
(Irish, informal) sharp-wittedness there is no cutting in him
7.
(modifier) designed for or adapted to cutting; edged; sharp a cutting tool
adjective
8.
keen; piercing a cutting wind
9.
tending to hurt the feelings a cutting remark
Derived Forms
cuttingly, adverb
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cuttings in the Bible

the flesh in various ways was an idolatrous practice, a part of idol-worship (Deut. 14:1; 1 Kings 18:28). The Israelites were commanded not to imitate this practice (Lev. 19:28; 21:5; Deut. 14:1). The tearing of the flesh from grief and anguish of spirit in mourning for the dead was regarded as a mark of affection (Jer. 16:6; 41:5; 48:37). Allusions are made in Revelation (13:16; 17:5; 19:20) to the practice of printing marks on the body, to indicate allegiance to a deity. We find also references to it, through in a different direction, by Paul (Gal. 6; 7) and by Ezekiel (9:4). (See HAIR.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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