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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Carpet Textures Level loop pile carpets have consistent, uncut loop piles, which creates a tight overall texture without any distinct pattern or variation. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Here’s Your Ultimate Guide To Carpet Textures," 25 Jan. 2019 Still, the time to go is right now because this uncut jewel is becoming ever more polished and attractive to visitors. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Atins, a Hidden Paradise on the Northeast Coast of Brazil," 18 Jan. 2019 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

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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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