|1.||a piece cut off from the main part of something|
|a. 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|
|b. 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.||informal (Irish) sharp-wittedness: there is no cutting in him|
|7.||(modifier) designed for or adapted to cutting; edged; sharp: a cutting tool|
|8.||keen; piercing: a cutting wind|
|9.||tending to hurt the feelings: a cutting remark|
v. cut, cut·ting, cuts
To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.
To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever.
To make an incision or a separation.
To have a new tooth grow through the gums.
To form or shape by severing or incising.
To separate from a body; detach.
To lessen the strength of; dilute.
The act of cutting.
The result of cutting, especially an opening or wound made by a sharp edge.
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.)