scissors

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction scis·sors \ ˈsi-zərz \

Definition of scissors

1 :a cutting instrument having two blades whose cutting edges slide past each other
2 a :a gymnastic feat in which the leg movements suggest the opening and closing of scissors

Origin and Etymology of scissors

Middle English cisours, sisoures, from Middle French cisoires, from Vulgar Latin *caesorium (singular) cutting instrument, from Latin caedere to cut


SCISSORS Defined for English Language Learners

scissors

noun

Definition of scissors for English Language Learners

  • : a tool used for cutting paper, cloth, etc., that has two blades joined together in the middle so that the sharp edges slide against each other


SCISSORS Defined for Kids

scissors

noun plural scis·sors \ ˈsi-zərz \

Definition of scissors for Students

:a cutting instrument with two blades fastened together so that the sharp edges slide against each other

Medical Dictionary

scissors

noun plural but singular or plural in construction scis·sors \ ˈsiz-ərz \

medical Definition of scissors

:a cutting instrument having two blades whose cutting edges slide past each other


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