un·​cut | \ ˌən-ˈkət \

Definition of uncut

1 : not cut down or cut into
2 : not shaped by cutting an uncut diamond
3 of a book : not having the folds of the leaves slit
4 : not abridged, curtailed, or expurgated the film's uncut version
5 : not diluted or adulterated uncut gin uncut heroin

Examples of uncut in a Sentence

His hair was uncut but neat. the uncut version of the film

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Sabyasachi also designed the jewelry for Chopra's look, using uncut diamonds, emeralds, and Japanese cultured pearls in 22 karat gold. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need to Know About Priyanka Chopra's Wedding Dresses," 4 Dec. 2018 Laid down or displayed upon a rack, the kimono is flat, airless, effortlessly reverting to the two-dimensionality of uncut fabric. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Kimono Refashioned: 1870s-Now!’ Review: Unfolding a Garment’s Long History," 16 Oct. 2018 The uncut diamond was presented to King Edward, Queen Elizabeth's grandfather, on his 66th birthday in 1907. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Wore a Heart-Shaped Brooch to Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 Whole, uncut fish stay fresh longer than cut fish, Gorski added. Nicole Sours Larson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "White fish & vegetables," 9 July 2018 The shape of an uncut wheel is practically a national symbol: Two-thirds of Italians use Parmigiano regularly, according to a poll by market-research firm Ipsos published this month. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, "Someone Is Stealing Italy’s Most Precious Cheese," 22 June 2018 Step 7: Place the uncut arrow on your bow and draw it back. Andrew Del-colle And Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand," 5 June 2018 In new footage from Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, there’s an uncut look at the Cavs’ bench after Smith’s gaffe, and James basically didn’t say a word to Smith or anyone until that query to Lue. Charles Curtis, For The Win, "Heartbreaking footage shows LeBron James didn't say a word to J.R. Smith after his Game 1 gaffe," 4 June 2018 Recognizing his apprentice’s potential, Jensen sent him to Paris for a year with a pile of uncut stones to experiment and find his voice. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "This Cult Danish Jeweler’s Work Will Be Reissued at Dover Street Market," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of uncut

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of uncut

: allowed to continue growing

: not cut into a different shape

: not shortened or edited


un·​cut | \ ˌən-ˈkət \

Kids Definition of uncut

1 : not cut down or cut into uncut forests
2 : not shaped by cutting an uncut diamond

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to gather or build up little by little

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