In civil engineering, a cut or cutting is where soil or rock material from a hill or mountain is cut out to make way for a canal, road or railway line.

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  1. An opening resulting from cutting.
    Look at this cut on my finger!
  2. The act of cutting.
    He made a fine cut with his sword.
  3. The result of cutting.
    a smooth or clear cut
  4. A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove.
    a cut for a railroad
  5. A share or portion.
    The lawyer took a cut of the profits.
  6. A batsman's shot played with a swinging motion of the bat, to hit the ball backward of point.
  7. Sideways movement of the ball through the air caused by a fast bowler imparting spin to the ball.
  8. The act or right of dividing a deck of playing cards.
    The player next to the dealer makes a cut by placing the bottom half on top.
  9. The manner or style a garment etc. is fashioned in.
    I like the cut of that suit.
  10. A slab, especially of meat.
    That’s our finest cut of meat.
  11. An attack made with a chopping motion of the blade, landing with its edge or point.
  12. A deliberate snub, typically a refusal to return a bow or other acknowledgement of acquaintance.
  13. A definable part, such as an individual song, of a recording, particularly of commercial records, audio tapes, CDs, etc.
    The drummer on the last cut of their CD is not identified.
  14. A truncation, a context that represents a moment in time when other archaeological deposits were removed for the creation of some feature such as a ditch or pit.
  15. A haircut.
  16. the partition of a graph’s vertices into two subgroups
  17. A string of railway cars coupled together.
  18. An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving.
    a book illustrated with fine cuts
  19. A common workhorse; a gelding.
  20. The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.
  21. A skein of yarn.


  1. To incise, to cut into the surface of something.
    1. To perform an incision on, for example with a knife.
      1. To divide with a knife, scissors, or another sharp instrument.
      2. To form or shape by cutting.
        1. To wound with a knife.
      3. To deliver a stroke with a whip to.
    2. To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce.
      Sarcasm cuts to the quick.
      1. To castrate or geld.
      to cut a horse
    3. To interfere, as a horse; to strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs.
  2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.
  3. To separate, remove, reject or reduce.
    1. To separate from prior association; to remove a portion of a recording during editing.
    2. To reduce, especially intentionally.
      1. To absent oneself from (a class, an appointment, etc.).
        1. To ignore as a social snub.
  4. To cease recording activities.
  5. To remove and place in memory for later use.
  6. To enter a queue in the wrong place.
  7. To intersect or cross in such a way as to divide in half or nearly so.
  8. To make the ball spin sideways by running one's fingers down the side of the ball while bowling it.
  9. To change direction suddenly.
  10. To divide a pack of playing cards into two.
  11. To write.
  12. To dilute a liquid, usually alcohol.
  13. To exhibit (a quality).
  14. To stop or disengage.


  1. Having been cut.
  2. Reduced.
    The pitcher threw a cut fastball that was slower than his usual pitch.
    Cut brandy is a liquor made of brandy and hard grain liquor.
  3. Carved into a shape; not raw.
  4. Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point.
  5. Having muscular definition in which individual groups of muscle fibers stand out among larger muscles.
  6. Circumcised.
  7. Emotionally hurt.
  8. Eliminated from consideration during a recruitment drive.
  9. Removed from a team roster.
  10. drunk; tipsy
  11. Intoxicated as a result of drugs or alcohol.

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