Meaning of CUTTING in English

CUTTING

I. cut ‧ ting 1 /ˈkʌtɪŋ/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ cut , ↑ cutting , ↑ cutter ; verb : ↑ cut , ↑ undercut ; adjective : ↑ cutting ]

1 . a stem or leaf that is cut from a plant and put in soil or water to grow into a new plant

2 . British English an article that has been cut from a newspaper or magazine SYN clipping

press/newspaper cuttings

Margot sent him some press cuttings about the wedding.

3 . British English a passage that has been dug through high ground for a railway, road etc SYN cut American English

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THESAURUS

▪ article a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine about a particular subject:

Greg began his career writing articles for the college magazine.

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an interesting newspaper article

▪ story an article in a newspaper about a recent event, especially one that a lot of people find interesting or exciting:

a front-page story

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I read a newspaper story about the crash.

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The local paper ran a story (=published a story) about the festival.

▪ piece a short article in a newspaper or magazine:

I’ve written a couple of pieces for the New York Times magazine.

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The piece was first published in the Observer.

▪ feature a special article about a particular subject, often with photographs and continuing for several pages:

They had a special feature on Croatia.

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The paper did a big feature on growing your own food.

▪ review an article in a newspaper or magazine about a book, play, product, hotel etc, giving someone’s opinion of it:

The play had rave reviews (=people liked it a lot - an informal use) .

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Did you see the review of the new Coldplay album?

▪ column an article by a particular writer that appears regularly in a newspaper or magazine:

He has a weekly column in the TImes.

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She writes a newspaper column on gardening.

▪ editorial a piece of writing in a newspaper that gives the personal opinion of the editor about something that is in the news:

Several years ago the New York Times published an editorial stating that the appropriate minimum wage is $0.00.

▪ cutting British English an article that has been cut from a newspaper or magazine:

His mother has kept all his old press cuttings.

II. cutting 2 BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ cut , ↑ cutting , ↑ cutter ; verb : ↑ cut , ↑ undercut ; adjective : ↑ cutting ]

unkind and intended to upset someone:

a cutting remark

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