Meaning of CUTTING in English


I. ˈkə-tiŋ noun

Date: 14th century

1. : something cut or cut off or out: as

a. : a plant section originating from stem, leaf, or root and capable of developing into a new plant

b. : harvest

2. : something made by cutting ; especially : record 4

II. adjective

Date: 15th century

1. : given to or designed for cutting ; especially : sharp , edged

2. : marked by sharp piercing cold

cutting winds

3. : inclined or likely to wound the feelings of others especially because of a ruthless incisiveness

a cutting remark

4. : intense , piercing

a cutting pain

• cut·ting·ly -tiŋ-lē adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.