Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter C - Page 165

Cut (v. t.) To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide.

Cut (v. t.) To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.

Cut (v. t.) To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.

Cut (v. t.) To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.

Cut (v. t.) To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.

Cut (v. t.) To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.

Cut (v. t.) To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.

Cut (v. t.) To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance.

Cut (v. t.) To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc.

Cut (v. i.) To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well.

Cut (v. i.) To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.

Cut (v. i.) To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument.

Cut (v. i.) To make a stroke with a whip.

Cut (v. i.) To interfere, as a horse.

Cut (v. i.) To move or make off quickly.

Cut (v. i.) 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.

Cut (n.) An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.

Cut (n.) A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.

Cut (n.) 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.

Cut (n.) A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.

Cut (n.) The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.

Cut (n.) A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber.

Cut (n.) An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.

Cut (n.) The act of dividing a pack cards.

Cut (n.) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?

Cut (n.) Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the cut of a garment.

Cut (n.) A common work horse; a gelding.

Cut (n.) The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.

Cut (n.) A skein of yarn.

Cut (a.) Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.

Cut (a.) Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.

Cut (a.) Overcome by liquor; tipsy.

Cut-and-try (a.) Marked by a procedure of trial and error; Empirical.

// Many scientific advances are achieved with a cut-and-try approach.

Cutaneous (a.) Of pertaining to the skin; existing on, or affecting, the skin; as, a cutaneous disease; cutaneous absorption; cutaneous respiration.

Cutaway (a.) Having a part cut off or away; having the corners rounded or cut away.

Cutch (n.) See Catechu.

Cutch (n.) See Cultch.

Cutchery (n.) A hindoo hall of justice.

Cute (a.) Clever; sharp; shrewd; ingenious; cunning.

Cuteness (n.) Acuteness; cunning.

Cutgrass () A grass with leaves having edges furnished with very minute hooked prickles, which form a cutting edge; one or more species of Leersia.

Cuticle (n.) The scarfskin or epidermis. See Skin.

Cuticle (n.) The outermost skin or pellicle of a plant, found especially in leaves and young stems.

Cuticle (n.) A thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid.

Cuticular (a.) Pertaining to the cuticle, or external coat of the skin; epidermal.

Cutin (n.) The substance which, added to the material of a cell wall, makes it waterproof, as in cork.

Cutinization (n.) The conversion of cell walls into a material which repels water, as in cork.

Cutinize (v. t. & i.) To change into cutin.

Cutis (n.) See Dermis.

Cutlasses (n. pl. ) of Cutlass

Cutlass (n.) A short, heavy, curving sword, used in the navy. See Curtal ax.

Cutler (n.) One who makes or deals in cutlery, or knives and other cutting instruments.

Cutlery (n.) The business of a cutler.

Cutlery (n.) Edged or cutting instruments, collectively, especially knives for cutting food.

Cutlery (n.) Eating utensils such as knives, forks, and spoons.

Cutlery (n.) [ U ] (UK) (US usually silverware) (C2) (刀、叉、匙等)餐具 Knives, forks, and spoons used for eating food.


Crockery (n.) [ U ] (UK) (old-fashioned) 陶器;瓦器 Cups, plates, bowls, etc., used to serve food and drink, especially made of china.

Cutlet (n.) A piece of meat, especially of veal or mutton, cut for broiling.

Cutling (n.) The art of making edged tools or cutlery.

Cut-off (n.) That which cuts off or shortens, as a nearer passage or road.

Cut-off (n.) The valve gearing or mechanism by which steam is cut off from entering the cylinder of a steam engine after a definite point in a stroke, so as to allow the remainder of the stroke to be made by the expansive force of the steam already let in. See Expansion gear, under Expansion.

Cut-off (n.) Any device for stopping or changing a current, as of grain or water in a spout.

Cutose (n.) A variety of cellulose, occuring as a fine transparent membrane covering the aerial organs of plants, and forming an essential ingredient of cork; by oxidation it passes to suberic acid.

Cut-out (n.) A species of switch for changing the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit.

Cut-out (n.) A device for breaking or separating a portion of circuit.

Cutpurse (n.) One who cuts purses for the sake of stealing them or their contents (an act common when men wore purses fastened by a string to their girdles); one who steals from the person; a pickpocket

Cutter (n.) One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments.

Cutter (n.) That which cuts; a machine or part of a machine, or a tool or instrument used for cutting, as that part of a mower which severs the stalk, or as a paper cutter.

Cutter (n.) A fore tooth; an incisor.

Cutter (n.) A boat used by ships of war.

Cutter (n.) A fast sailing vessel with one mast, rigged in most essentials like a sloop. A cutter is narrower end deeper than a sloop of the same length, and depends for stability on a deep keel, often heavily weighted with lead.

Cutter (n.) A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the revenue marine service; -- also called revenue cutter.

Cutter (n.) A small, light one-horse sleigh.

Cutter (n.) An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.

Cutter (n.) A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.

Cutter (n.) A kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; -- so called from the facility with which it can be cut.

Cutthroat (n.) One who cuts throats; a murderer; an assassin.

Cutthroat (a.) Murderous; cruel; barbarous.

Cutting (n.) The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.

Cutting (n.) Something cut, cut off, or cut out, as a twig or scion cut off from a stock for the purpose of grafting or of rooting as an independent plant; something cut out of a newspaper; an excavation cut through a hill or elsewhere to make a way for a railroad, canal, etc.; a cut.

Cutting (a.) Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool.

Cutting (a.) Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind.

Cutting (a.) Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply.

Cuttingly (adv.) In a cutting manner.

Cuttle (n.) A knife.

Cuttle (n.) Alt. of Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish (n.) A cephalopod of the genus Sepia, having an internal shell, large eyes, and ten arms furnished with denticulated suckers, by means of which it secures its prey. The name is sometimes applied to dibranchiate cephalopods generally.

Cuttlefish (n.) A foul-mouthed fellow.

Cuttle bone () The shell or bone of cuttlefishes, used for various purposes, as for making polishing powder, etc.

Cuttoo plate () A hood over the end of a wagon wheel hub to keep dirt away from the axle.

Cytty (a.) Short; as, a cutty knife; a cutty sark.

Cutty (n.) A short spoon.

Cutty (n.) A short tobacco pipe.

Cutty (n.) A light or unchaste woman.

Cuttystool (n.) A low stool

Cuttystool (n.) A seat in old Scottish churches, where offenders were made to sit, for public rebuke by the minister.

Cutwal (n.) The chief police officer of a large city.

Cutwater (n.) The fore part of a ship's prow, which cuts the water.

Cutwater (n.) A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order better to resist the action of water, ice, etc.; the sharpened upper end of the pier itself.

Cutwater (n.) A sea bird of the Atlantic (Rhynchops nigra); -- called also black skimmer, scissorsbill, and razorbill. See Skimmer.

Cutwork (n.) An ancient term for embroidery, esp. applied to the earliest form of lace, or to that early embroidery on linen and the like, from which the manufacture of lace was developed.

Cutworm (n.) A caterpillar which at night eats off young plants of cabbage, corn, etc., usually at the ground. Some kinds ascend fruit trees and eat off the flower buds. During the day, they conceal themselves in the earth. The common cutworms are the larvae of various species of Agrotis and related genera of noctuid moths.

Cuvette (n.) A pot, bucket, or basin, in which molten plate glass is carried from the melting pot to the casting table.

Cuvette (n.) A cunette.

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