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cutting

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noun cut·ting \ˈkə-tiŋ\

Simple Definition of cutting

  • : a stem, leaf, or root that is cut from a plant and used to grow a new plant

Full Definition of cutting

  1. 1 :  something cut or cut off or out: as a :  a plant section originating from stem, leaf, or root and capable of developing into a new plant b :  harvest

  2. 2 :  something made by cutting; especially :  record 4

Examples of cutting

  1. Take some cuttings from the plant and put them in water.

  2. <a bag full of grass cuttings>



14th Century

First Known Use of cutting

14th century


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cutting

adjective cut·ting

Simple Definition of cutting

  • : used for cutting things

  • : unpleasantly cold

  • : causing great physical pain

Full Definition of cutting

  1. 1 :  given to or designed for cutting; especially :  sharp, edged

  2. 2 :  marked by sharp piercing cold <cutting winds>

  3. 3 :  inclined or likely to wound the feelings of others especially because of a ruthless incisiveness <a cutting remark>

  4. 4 :  intense, piercing <a cutting pain>

cut·ting·ly play \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of cutting

  1. He made a cutting remark about my family, and I haven't spoken to him since.

  2. <a frigid day with a cutting wind that made it seem even colder>



15th Century

First Known Use of cutting

15th century



CUTTING Defined for Kids

cutting

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noun cut·ting \ˈkə-tiŋ\

Definition of cutting

  1. :  a part (as a shoot) of a plant able to grow into a whole new plant





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