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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
AWOL, French leave, Parthian shot, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Spartan, Vandyke, abandon, abate, abatement, abbreviate, abbreviated, abrade, abrasion, abridge, abridged, abscind, abscondence, absence, absence without leave, absentation, absenteeism, absenting, abstract, abysm, abyss, ache, aching, acuminate, adulterate, adulterated, aesthetic form, afflict, affront, aggravated, aggrieve, aggrieved, agio, agonize, ail, air line, airy, allotment, allow, allowance, amount, amputate, anguish, anguished, annihilate, aposiopestic, apportion, aquatint, aqueduct, archetype, aroma, arroyo, art form, aspersion, assemble, atrocity, attenuate, attenuated, attribute, attrition, autolithograph, ax, back answer, backset, badge, ban, bang, banish, bank discount, baptize, bar, barb the dart, bark, bash, bastardize, baste, bastinado, bat, bate, be a printmaker, be keen, beat, beat back, beat down, beating, beeline, belabor, belt, benumb, best, bezel, biff, big end, bigger half, birch, birthmark, bisect, bit, bite, blackball, blaze, bleeding, blemish, block, block out, block print, bloody, blot out, blotch, blotto, blow, blue-pencil, bob, boil down, bonk, book, bottom, bowdlerize, box, box canyon, brand, breach, break, breakage, brickbat, brief, bring in, bristle with, broach, broken, bruise, bruised, brush off, brush-off, brusque, budget, buffet, build, burn, burned, burst, busted, butcher, butt, cachet, calendar, caliber, canal, canaliculate, canaliculated, canalization, canalize, cancel, cane, canned, canyon, capsulize, carve, carve up, carved, cash discount, cast, cast out, caste mark, catalog, catercorner, caustic remark, cavity, censor, chafe, chain discount, chalk, chalk up, chamfer, chamfered, channel, channeled, chap, character, characteristic, charge off, charge-off, chase, chase away, chase off, chasm, cheapen, cheapening, check, check in, checked, checkmark, chill, chimney, chink, chinky, chip, chipped, chisel, chop, chromolithograph, chronicle, chunk, cicatrix, clap, claw, cleave, cleft, cleuch, clip, clipped, clipping, clobber, close, clough, clout, cloven, club, clump, coat, coating, cockeyed, col, cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, coldcock, colliquate, collop, color print, comeback, commission, compact, compass, compendious, compress, compressed, concession, concise, concussion, condense, condensed, configuration, conformation, contaminate, contempt, contingent, contract, contracted, contumely, convulse, copperplate, copperplate print, corduroy, corduroyed, corrugate, corrugated, corrugation, corrupt, costate, coulee, couloir, covering, cowhide, crack, cracked, crackle, cramp, cranny, crayon engraving, craze, crazed, crease, creased, create, crena, crenellate, crenulate, crevasse, crevice, cribble, crimp, crimped, crisp, crocked, crop, crop herbs, cross out, crosshatch, crucify, crumb, cudgel, cuff, cull, cultivate, culture, curt, curtail, curtailment, cut across, cut apart, cut away, cut back, cut crosswise, cut dead, cut direct, cut down, cut in two, cut off, cut off short, cut open, cut out, cut prices, cut short, cut up, cutback, cutoff, cutting, cutting remark, cwm, dado, dadoed, damaged, damp, dampen, dapple, dash, day off, deal, deal a blow, debase, deck, decline, decoagulate, decoct, decrease, decrement, deduct, deduction, default, defile, deflate, deflation, degree, dehiscent, delete, deliquesce, dell, delve, denaturalize, denature, departure, depletion, deport, depreciate, depreciation, depress, depression, derogation, description, despite, destiny, deteriorated, detraction, devaluate, devaluation, diagonalize, dice, dichotomize, differentia, differential, dig, dike, dilute, diluted, diminish, diminution, dint, dip, disappearance, discoloration, discount, disdain, disfellowship, disk, dismiss, dismissal, disparagement, dispart, disregard, dissect, dissever, dissolve, distinctive feature, distress, ditch, divaricate, dive, divide, divide into shares, divide up, divide with, dividend, division, divvy up, dock, docked, docket, doctor, doctor up, dole, dollop, dolor, donga, dot, downgrade, draw, drawback, dress, drive away, drive back, drub, drubbing, drumming, drunk, drunken, dump, earmark, edit, edit out, efform, elide, eliminate, elliptic, embittered, enchase, enchased, end, engrave, engraved, engravement, engraving, enormity, enroll, enscroll, enter, entrenchment, enucleate, epigrammatic, epitomize, equal share, eradicate, erase, escape, etching, ethereal, etherealize, exacerbated, excavation, except, excise, exclude, excommunicate, excruciate, excused absence, exile, expand, expatriate, expel, expunge, expurgate, extent, extinguish, extirpate, extraction, extradite, fall, fall in price, fallow, fashion, fate, fault, feather, feature, feint, fend off, fertilize, fester, fetch, fetch a blow, feuille, figuration, figure, file, fill out, film, fine, fissure, fissured, fissury, fix, flagellate, flail, flap, flash burn, flavor, flaw, fleck, fleeing, fleer, flick, flimsy, flog, flout, flouting, fluidify, fluidize, flume, flute, fluted, fluting, flux, fly open, foil, fold, foolery, force, foreshorten, forge, form, formalize, format, formation, fortify, fosse, found, fracture, fragment, frame, fray, frazzle, freckle, freeze, fret, frost, frostbite, fugitate, furlough, furrow, furrowed, fuse, fusillade, fustigate, gall, gap, gape, gaping, gappy, gaseous, gash, gashed, gather, gather in, genre, gibe, gibing retort, give a whipping, give pain, give the go-by, give the stick, give way, giveaway, glean, glyphic, gnaw, gnomic, go AWOL, go awol, go through, gob, gobbet, goffer, goffered, goldbrick, goof off, gorge, gouge, gouged, grabble, grade, graphotype, grate, grave, graved, graven, graving, grief, grieve, grieved, grind, gripe, groove, grooved, gulch, gulf, gutter, ha-ha, hack, half, half-price, hallmark, halve, halver, harmed, harrow, harvest, hash, hatch, have an edge, hay, height, helping, hew, hit, hit a clip, hoe, hold in solution, hold off, hole, holiday, home thrust, hooky, horsewhip, humiliation, hunk, hurt, hurt the feelings, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, ignore, ilk, impaired, impairment, impanel, imperfect, impress, impressed, impression, imprint, imprinted, in bits, in pieces, in shards, in shreds, incise, incised, incision, indent, indentation, index, indignity, individualism, inflame, inflict pain, infuse, injure, injured, injury, inner form, inscribe, inscribed, insculpture, insculptured, insert, insubstantial, insult, interest, interval, irrigate, irritate, irritated, isolate, jab, jag, jape, jeer, jeering, jest, jew down, jigsaw, jog, joggle, joint, jot, jot down, jump, jump ship, keep off, kennel, kerf, keynote, kick back, kickback, kill, kill by inches, kind, kloof, knead, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock off, knock out, knout, knurl, lace, lacerate, lacerated, laceration, laconic, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lance, lap, lash, lay on, lay open, lay out, layout, leach, leaf, leak, leap, leave, leave loose ends, leave of absence, leave undone, leaving, leg-pull, lentigo, lesion, lessen, lessening, let alone, let be, let dangle, let go, let have it, level, lick, lick into shape, line, lineaments, lined, linoleum-block print, liquefy, liquesce, liquidize, list, lit, lithograph, lixiviate, log, look right through, lop, lot, lower, lowering, lowest, lump, lunge, machicolate, macula, maim, make, make a memorandum, make a note, make allowance, make an entry, make little of, make mincemeat of, make out, make prints, makeup, malinger, mangled, mannerism, mark, mark down, markdown, marked, marked down, marking, martyr, martyrize, matriculate, matrix, maul, mauled, measure, meed, melt, melt down, member, membrane, mess, mezzotint, microgroove, mill, mince, mint, minute, miss, moat, mock, mockery, modality, mode, model, modicum, moiety, mold, mole, morsel, mottle, mow, mulch, mutilate, mutilated, mutilation, nasty blow, nature, negative, neglect, nevus, nick, nip, nock, nonappearance, nonattendance, nose dive, nose-dive, notch, note, note down, np, nuance, nullah, numb, nut, odor, offend, offense, omit, ope, open, open up, opening, ostracize, outlaw, outrage, overlook, pack off, pain, pained, pane, panel, pang, parcel, pare, paring, part, particle, particularity, parting shot, partition, pas, pass, pass by, pass over, pass up, passage, passion, paste, patch, patina, pattern, peculiarity, peel, peg, pellicle, pelt, penalty, penalty clause, penetrate, percentage, percolate, period, pick, pick out, picot, piece, pierce, pinch, pink, pistol-whip, pitch, pithy, place upon record, plait, plane, plank, plate, plateau, plating, play hooky, play truant, pleat, pleated, plow, pluck, plummet, plummeting, plunge, plunk, ply, plywood, point, pointed, poke, polka dot, poll, pollard, pollute, pommel, pooh-pooh, portion, post, post up, pound, premium, pretermit, price cut, price fall, price reduction, price-cut, prick, print, printed, procrastinate, prolong the agony, property, proportion, proscribe, prototype, prune, pruned, pullback, pummel, punch, puncture, push back, put back, put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, put to torture, put-down, put-on, quality, quantum, quartered, quip, quirk, quota, rabbet, rabbeted, rack, ragged, rake, rake-off, range, rankle, rap, rare, rarefied, rarefy, rasher, rasp, ratio, ration, ravine, rawhide, reach, reap, reap and carry, rebate, rebatement, rebuff, recap, recapitulate, record, reduce, reduce to writing, reduced, reduction, refrigerate, refund, refusal, refuse, refuse to acknowledge, refuse to receive, refuse to recognize, register, reject, relegate, remission, remove, rend, rent, repel, repulse, rescind, reserved, retraction, retrench, retrenchment, ribbed, rifle, rifled, rifling, rift, rime, rimose, rimulose, rip, rive, riven, rock-bottom, roll back, rollback, root out, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, round, royalty, rub, rub out, rubber-block print, ruck, rude reproach, rule out, run, rung, running away, rupture, ruptured, rusticate, rut, rutted, rutty, sabbatical leave, sacrificial, safety glass, sag, salvage, savage, savor, saw, scald, scalded, scale, scale down, scallop, scar, scarification, scarify, scissor, scissure, scoff, scoop, scope, scorch, scorched, score, scored, scotch, scourge, scrap, scrape, scratch, scratched, scratching, scuff, sculp, sculpt, sculpture, sculptured, scum, scurrility, seal, seam, second-degree burn, section, segment, send away, send down, send off, send packing, send to Coventry, sententious, separate, serrate, set, set apart, set aside, set down, setoff, sever, severed, shade, shadow, shape, shard, share, share out, share with, shattered, shave, shaving, shear, sheet, shirk, shiver, shock, short, short and sweet, short answer, shortcut, shorten, shortened, shortening, shortest way, shred, shredded, shrinkage, shrub, shut, shut down, sick leave, significant form, simplify, singularity, skin, skip, skive, slab, slack, slam, slant across, slap, slash, slash across, slashed, slat, slice, slice the pie, slice up, slight, slit, sliver, slog, slot, slug, slump, smack, small share, smash, smashed, smite, smithereen, snack, snap, snatch, sneer, sniff, snip, snippet, snob, snort, snub, soak, sock, solder, solubilize, solve, sore, sore spot, sort, space, spade, spank, spasm, specialty, speck, speckle, spike, splash, splinter, splintered, split, split up, splotch, spot, sprain, spread, spread out, spring open, sprung, spurn, spurning, stab, stab wound, stain, stair, stake, stamp, stamp out, stamped, standard, step, step down, stick, stigma, sting, stint, stipple, stitch, stock, strain, strap, strawberry mark, streak, stress, stress of life, stria, striate, striated, striation, strike, strike at, strike off, strike out, strip, strip off, stripe, stroke, structure, stump, stung, stunt, style, subtile, subtilize, subtle, succinct, suffering, sulcate, sulcated, sulcation, sulcus, sum up, summarize, summary, sunder, sunk fence, swat, swing, swing open, swinge, swipe, switch, switch off, synopsize, synopsized, table, tablet, tabulate, taciturn, tailor, taint, take French leave, take a premium, take down, take from, take in, take off, take out, tamper with, tang, tap, tape, tape-record, tare, taste, tatter, tattered, tattoo, tattoo mark, taunt, tear, tear open, telescope, tender spot, tenuous, terse, thaw, the cold shoulder, the go-by, the worse for, thermoform, thin, thin out, thinned, thinned-out, third-degree burn, thrash, throes, throw open, thrust, thrust back, thrust out, thump, thwack, tick, tight, till, till the soil, time discount, tittle, to the point, token, tool, tooled, tooth, torment, torn, torture, trade discount, trait, transport, trauma, traumatize, tread, trench, tret, trick, trifle, trim, trough, troughed, trounce, truancy, truantism, truncate, truncated, truncation, truncheon, tune down, turn, turn away, turn back, turn off, tweak, twist, twist the knife, twit, type, unclot, uncompact, uncomplimentary remark, uncompressed, underselling, unexcused absence, unsubstantial, vacation, valley, vaporous, veneer, verbal thrust, videotape, vignette, void, wadi, wafer, wallop, ward off, water, water down, watered, watered-down, watermark, weaken, weakened, weed, weed out, weld, well-worn groove, whack, whale, wham, whip, whittle, whop, windy, wipe out, wood engraving, woodblock, woodcut, woodprint, work, worse, worse off, worsened, wound, wounded, wrench, wring, wrinkle, wrinkled, write, write down, write in, write off, write out, write up, write-off, xylograph, yerk
Dictionary Results for cut:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
cut
    adj 1: separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a
           sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled";
           "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages
           on her cut wrists" [ant: uncut]
    2: fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut
       diamonds"; "cut velvet" [ant: rough, uncut]
    3: with parts removed; "the drastically cut film" [syn: cut,
       shortened]
    4: made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
       [syn: trimmed, cut] [ant: uncut, untrimmed]
    5: (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement
       or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay" [syn: mown,
       cut] [ant: uncut, unmown]
    6: (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed
       or slit; "the cut pages of the book" [ant: uncut]
    7: (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut
       horse" [syn: cut, emasculated, gelded]
    8: (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the
       slashed prices attracted buyers" [syn: cut, slashed]
    9: mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
       [syn: cut, thinned, weakened]
    n 1: a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the
         earnings"
    2: (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next;
       "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too
       abrupt"
    3: a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or
       excavation [syn: cut, gash]
    4: a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the rest"
    5: a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
       [syn: cut, gash, slash, slice]
    6: a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
       [syn: cut, cut of meat]
    7: a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of
       all" [syn: stinger, cut]
    8: a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact
       disc; "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track
       of the album" [syn: cut, track]
    9: the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a
       written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset
       young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the
       proposed clause" [syn: deletion, excision, cut]
    10: the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional
        cut"
    11: a canal made by erosion or excavation
    12: a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was
        clearly intentional" [syn: snub, cut, cold shoulder]
    13: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he
        took a vicious cut at the ball" [syn: baseball swing,
        swing, cut]
    14: (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts
        do not bother a good tennis player" [syn: cut, undercut]
    15: the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted
        that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the
        cutting of the cards soon became a ritual" [syn: cut,
        cutting]
    16: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge;
        "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels" [syn:
        cut, cutting]
    17: the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were
        skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
        [syn: cut, cutting]
    18: the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends;
        "the barber gave him a good cut" [syn: cut, cutting,
        cutting off]
    19: the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor
        proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
    20: an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking
        too many cuts in his math class"
    v 1: separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
    2: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat
       intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
       [syn: reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down,
       trim back, cut, bring down]
    3: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the
       left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the
       right" [syn: swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer,
       slue, slew, cut]
    4: make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"
    5: discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the
       team"
    6: form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut
       trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
    7: style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress" [syn:
       cut, tailor]
    8: hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite
       direction; "cut a Ping-Pong ball"
    9: make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket";
       "Please make the check out to me" [syn: write out, issue,
       make out, cut]
    10: cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut
        recording tape" [syn: edit, cut, edit out]
    11: intentionally fail to attend; "cut class" [syn: cut,
        skip]
    12: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it
        anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
        [syn: hack, cut]
    13: give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
    14: move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
    15: pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the
        neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
    16: pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
    17: make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene
        to another"
    18: stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
    19: make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her
        major titles again"
    20: record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"
    21: create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD" [syn:
        cut, burn]
    22: form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"
    23: perform or carry out; "cut a caper"
    24: function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"
    25: allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"
    26: divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make
        selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a
        long time"
    27: cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off
        the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
        [syn: switch off, cut, turn off, turn out] [ant:
        switch on, turn on]
    28: reap or harvest; "cut grain"
    29: fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber
        while they occupied Cambodia"
    30: penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered
        windshield cut into her forehead"
    31: refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
        [syn: ignore, disregard, snub, cut]
    32: shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my
        hair"
    33: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose
        weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet" [syn: cut,
        prune, rationalize, rationalise]
    34: dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"
    35: have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"
    36: cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the
        conversation" [syn: cut, cut off]
    37: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The
        manuscript must be shortened" [syn: abridge,
        foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract,
        reduce] [ant: dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand,
        expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate]
    38: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut
        bourbon" [syn: dilute, thin, thin out, reduce,
        cut]
    39: have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
    40: grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"
    41: cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the
        vet gelded the young horse" [syn: geld, cut]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), v. i.
   1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or
      gashing; as, a knife cuts well.
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   2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting
      instrument.
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            Panels of white wood that cuts like cheese.
                                                  --Holmes.
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   3. To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising,
      intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument.
      [1913 Webster]

            He saved the lives of thousands by his manner of
            cutting for the stone.                --Pope.
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   4. To make a stroke with a whip.
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   5. To interfere, as a horse.
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   6. To move or make off quickly. [Colloq.]
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   7. To divide a pack of cards into two portion to decide the
      deal or trump, or to change the order of the cards to be
      dealt.
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   To cut across, to pass over or through in the most direct
      way; as, to cut across a field.

   To cut and run, to make off suddenly and quickly; -- from
      the cutting of a ship's cable, when there is not time to
      raise the anchor. [Colloq.]

   To cut in or To cut into, to interrupt; to join in
      anything suddenly.

   To cut up.
      (a) To play pranks. [Colloq.]
      (b) To divide into portions well or ill; to have the
          property left at one's death turn out well or poorly
          when divided among heirs, legatees, etc. [Slang.]
          "When I die, may I cut up as well as Morgan
          Pendennis." --Thackeray.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cut \Cut\, n.
   1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash;
      a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged
      instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.
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   3. That which wounds the feelings, as a harsh remark or
      criticism, or a sarcasm; personal discourtesy, as
      neglecting to recognize an acquaintance when meeting him;
      a slight.
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            Rip called him by name, but the cur snarled, snapped
            his teeth, and passed on. This was an unkind cut
            indeed.                               --W. Irving.
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   4. A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a
      furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.
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            This great cut or ditch Secostris . . . purposed to
            have made a great deal wider and deeper. --Knolles.
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   5. The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.
      [1913 Webster]

   6. A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of
      beef; a cut of timber.
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            It should be understood, moreover, . . . that the
            group are not arbitrary cuts, but natural groups or
            types.                                --Dana.
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   7. An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an
      engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.
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   8.
      (a) The act of dividing a pack cards.
      (b) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?
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   9. Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style;
      fashion; as, the cut of a garment.
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            With eyes severe and beard of formal cut. --Shak.
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   10. A common work horse; a gelding. [Obs.]
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             He'll buy me a cut, forth for to ride. --Beau. &
                                                  Fl.
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   11. The failure of a college officer or student to be present
       at any appointed exercise. [College Cant]
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   12. A skein of yarn. --Wright.
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   13. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) A slanting stroke causing the ball to
       spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to
       the ball.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   14. (Cricket) A stroke on the off side between point and the
       wicket; also, one who plays this stroke.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   A cut in rates (Railroad), a reduction in fare, freight
      charges, etc., below the established rates.

   A short cut, a cross route which shortens the way and cuts
      off a circuitous passage.

   The cut of one's jib, the general appearance of a person.
      [Colloq.]

   To draw cuts, to draw lots, as of paper, etc., cut unequal
      lengths.
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            Now draweth cut . . .
            The which that hath the shortest shall begin.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), a.
   1. Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.
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   2. Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.
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   3. Overcome by liquor; tipsy. [Slang]
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   Cut and dried, prepered beforehand; not spontaneous.

   Cut glass, glass having a surface ground and polished in
      facets or figures.

   Cut nail, a nail cut by machinery from a rolled plate of
      iron, in distinction from a wrought nail.

   Cut stone, stone hewn or chiseled to shape after having
      been split from the quarry.
      [1913 Webster]

5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cut; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Cutting.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic
   origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta
   bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten,
   curtail, dock, cutach short, docked, cut a bobtail, piece,
   Ir. cut a short tail, cutach bobtailed. Cf. Coot.]
   1. To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp
      instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to
      divide.
      [1913 Webster]

            You must cut this flesh from off his breast. --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

            Before the whistling winds the vessels fly,
            With rapid swiftness cut the liquid way. --Pope.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering;
      to hew; to mow or reap.
      [1913 Webster]

            Thy servants can skill to cut timer.  --2. Chron.
                                                  ii. 8
      [1913 Webster]

   3. To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as,
      to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.
      [1913 Webster]

   5. To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing,
      etc.; to carve; to hew out.
      [1913 Webster]

            Why should a man. whose blood is warm within,
            Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster? --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

            Loopholes cut through thickest shade. --Milton.
      [1913 Webster]

   6. To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce;
      to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.
      [1913 Webster]

            The man was cut to the heart.         --Addison.
      [1913 Webster]

   7. To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right
      angles.
      [1913 Webster]

   8. To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in
      the street; to cut one's acquaintance. [Colloq.]
      [1913 Webster]

   9. To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a
      recitation. etc. [Colloq.]
      [1913 Webster]

            An English tradesman is always solicitous to cut the
            shop whenever he can do so with impunity. --Thomas
                                                  Hamilton.
      [1913 Webster]

   10. (Cricket) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a
       chopping movement of the bat.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   11. (Billiards, etc.) To drive (an object ball) to either
       side by hitting it fine on the other side with the cue
       ball or another object ball.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   12. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) To strike (a ball) with the racket
       inclined or struck across the ball so as to put a certain
       spin on the ball.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   13. (Croquet) To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with
       another ball.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   To cut a caper. See under Caper.

   To cut the cards, to divide a pack of cards into portions,
      in order to determine the deal or the trump, or to change
      the cards to be dealt.

   To cut both ways, to have effects both advantageous and
      disadvantageous.

   To cut corners, to deliberately do an incomplete or
      imperfect job in order to save time or money.

   To cut a dash or To cut a figure, to make a display of
      oneself; to give a conspicuous impression. [Colloq.]

   To cut down.
       (a) To sever and cause to fall; to fell; to prostrate.
           "Timber . . . cut down in the mountains of Cilicia."
           --Knolles.
       (b) To put down; to abash; to humble. [Obs] "So great is
           his natural eloquence, that he cuts down the finest
           orator." --Addison
       (c) To lessen; to retrench; to curtail; as, to cut down
           expenses.
       (d) (Naut.) To raze; as, to cut down a frigate into a
           sloop.

   To cut the knot or To cut the Gordian knot, to dispose of
      a difficulty summarily; to solve it by prompt, arbitrary
      action, rather than by skill or patience.

   To cut lots, to determine lots by cuttings cards; to draw
      lots.

   To cut off.
       (a) To sever; to separate.
           [1913 Webster +PJC]

                 I would to God, . . .
                 The king had cut off my brother's. --Shak.
       (b) To put an untimely death; to put an end to; to
           destroy. "Iren[ae]us was likewise cut off by
           martyrdom." --Addison.
       (c) To interrupt; as, to cut off communication; to cut
           off (the flow of) steam from (the boiler to) a steam
           engine.
       (d) To intercept; as,, to cut off an enemy's retreat.
       (e) To end; to finish; as, to cut off further debate.

   To cut out.
       (a) To remove by cutting or carving; as, to cut out a
           piece from a board.
       (b) To shape or form by cutting; as, to cut out a
           garment. " A large forest cut out into walks."
           --Addison.
       (c) To scheme; to contrive; to prepare; as, to cut out
           work for another day. "Every man had cut out a place
           for himself." --Addison.
       (d) To step in and take the place of; to supplant; as, to
           cut out a rival. [Colloq.]
       (e) To debar. "I am cut out from anything but common
           acknowledgments." --Pope.
       (f) To seize and carry off (a vessel) from a harbor, or
           from under the guns of an enemy.
       (g) to separate from the midst of a number; as, to cut
           out a steer from a herd; to cut out a car from a
           train.
       (h) to discontinue; as, to cut out smoking.

   To cut to pieces.
       (a) To cut into pieces; as, to cut cloth to pieces.
       (b) To slaughter; as, to cut an army to pieces.

   To cut a play (Drama), to shorten it by leaving out
      passages, to adapt it for the stage.

   To cut rates (Railroads, etc.), to reduce the charges for
      transportation below the rates established between
      competing lines.

   To cut short, to arrest or check abruptly; to bring to a
      sudden termination. "Achilles cut him short, and thus
      replied." --Dryden.

   To cut stick, to make off clandestinely or precipitately.
      [Slang]

   To cut teeth, to put forth teeth; to have the teeth pierce
      through the gum and appear.

   To have cut one's eyeteeth, to be sharp and knowing.
      [Colloq.]

   To cut one's wisdom teeth, to come to years of discretion.
      

   To cut under, to undersell; as, to cut under a competitor
      in trade; more commonly referred to as undercut.

   To cut up.
       (a) To cut to pieces; as, to cut up an animal, or bushes.
       (b) To damage or destroy; to injure; to wound; as, to cut
           up a book or its author by severe criticism. "This
           doctrine cuts up all government by the roots."
           --Locke.
       (c) To afflict; to discourage; to demoralize; as, the
           death of his friend cut him up terribly. [Colloq.]
           --Thackeray.
           [1913 Webster +PJC]

6. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014)
CUT
       Control Unit Terminal
       

7. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015)
Coordinated Universal Time
CUT
ITU-T X.680
leap second
UTC
World Time
Zulu time

    (UTC, World Time) The standard time common to
   every place in the world.  UTC is derived from International
   Atomic Time (TAI) by the addition of a whole number of "leap
   seconds" to synchronise it with Universal Time 1 (UT1), thus
   allowing for the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit, the
   rotational axis tilt (23.5 degrees), but still showing the
   Earth's irregular rotation, on which UT1 is based.

   Coordinated Universal Time is expressed using a 24-hour clock
   and uses the Gregorian calendar.  It is used in aeroplane
   and ship navigation, where it also sometimes known by the
   military name, "Zulu time".  "Zulu" in the phonetic alphabet
   stands for "Z" which stands for longitude zero.

   UTC was defined by the International Radio Consultative
   Committee (CCIR), a predecessor of the ITU-T.  CCIR
   Recommendation 460-4, or ITU-T Recommendation X.680 (7/94),
   contains the full definition.

   The language-independent international abbreviation, UTC, is
   neither English nor French.  It means both "Coordinated
   Universal Time" and "Temps Universel Coordonné".

   <BIPM>.

   <The Royal Observatory Greenwich>.

   <History of UTC and GMT>.

   <U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology>.

   <UK National Physical Laboratory>.

   <US Naval Observatory>.

   <International Telecommunications Union>.

   Earth's irregular rotation (/pub/misc/earth_rotation).

   (2001-08-30)


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