Film Term:
  1. What the director says to end the filming of a shot.
  2. The cutting apart of 2 shots at the frameline, or the point where the shots have been cut apart.
  3. In the different stages, or at the completion of editing the edited film itself can be referred to as “the cut” or “the edit.”

Glossary of Film Terms -
reprinted with permission

cut is a UNIX program that is used to (quote man cut) "remove sections from each line of files". It is very useful in combination with grep, tail, head, sort, uniq and loads of other text utilities.

This would print fields 1,2,3 and 5 from a flat text file with fields seperated by commas to STDOUT:

cat file.txt | cut -d , -f 1-3,5
Where -d is for delimiter and -f is for field(s). It has lots of other uses, so read the fine manual.

If a person has well defined muscles and good muscle tone, their condition can be described as "being cut."

Synonymous with ripped, chiseled, and built.

When discussing cymbals, cut refers to a particular cymbals ability to be clearly heard through an ensemble. In general, bright and high-volume cymbals have more cut.

Cut” is a poem by Sylvia Plath. She uses harsh words and turgid structure, to make this piece which throbs with excellence. Plath's sado-masochistic tendencies present themselves through stark imagery in several of her poems. This one takes the commonplace incident of cutting oneself with a kitchen knife and turns it into a graphic act of self-mutilation. She finds a "thrill" in the severing of her thumb. Personally I don’t think it is reasonable to presume the cutting of her thumb was deliberate, rather, she did this by accident whilst cutting vegetables but found herself taking an obscene joy in it, so much that she decided to write a poem about the experience. One reason it is impractical to believe the poem portrays a deliberate act of masochism is that ‘cutters’ usually tend to cut areas where there will be more blood or pain, rather than a missing thumb-tip. The poem is almost childlike in its fascination with the cut. It starts off in a domestic scene, and develops into this amazing association and blurring of the physical and emotional senses where a great joy has been found in an accident.

I do however think that while this poem isn’t directly about self-mutilation, it alludes to it. There is a reference to kamikaze which represents the recklessness towards the self when 'cutting'. There is also a reference to the Ku Klux Klan which represents the outward act of anger, hatred and the loathing against self. The reference to saboteur represents the sabotage of one's own well-being and physical body. There are references to military which represent the control one feels when exercising this deliberate act, as well as the feeling of submission to the need to do it as if it were a command that one is powerless to refuse.

The poem is believed by some to have suicidal undertones but I feel that if it does, it is merely that it is a light-hearted look at the joys of tasting death. The ‘pill to kill’ line is not referring to suicide but on a more shallow level, to a painkiller.

It has been considered that the cutting of the top of the thumb was an allusion to the castration of her father, as in the Freudian castration complex. This was dealt with in the “Wolf Man”, which Plath was familiar with. I feel however that if Plath had meant the thumb to symbolise the father, she would have given more obvious references.

Node your homework.

A cut is wound in the skin and possibly deeper tissues, produced by a sharp instrument. It is wider than it is deep. A cut can happen anywhere on the body. The wound edges will be straight and have clean edges. The depth of a cut may vary. Cuts can be caused by a scalpel and then are called incisions. If a cut is deeper than it is wide it is then called a stab wound.

The word "cut" is commonly misused. If a sharp instrument does not cause the break; it is not a cut. A common mix-up is to call a cut a laceration. Lacerations are caused by blunt force trauma not a sharp instrument. This is important in a forensic medical record because an injury caused by a sharp may be investigated and prosecuted quite differently than another type of wound.

Proper naming of the wound can help guide law enforcement officers in looking for the weapon used. It also prevents the introduction of reasonable doubt on the witness stand if the health care provider testifying is asked to explain why s/he charted a cut when the injury was caused by blunt force instead of a sharp.

class notes and the textbook Forensic Emergency Medicine.

Cut is african-american slang for the vagina or for penetrative sex. Examples abound in rap and hip-hop, most especially in examples of the Dirty South genre.

She said, 'Let's hit the parking lot so I can sick your duck'
I said 'Cool, I really wanted to cut you but this'll do.'
--Outkast, Da Art of Storytellin' (Part 1)

In graph theory, a cut of a graph or directed graph G=(V,E) is just a partition of the vertices V = Γ ∪ Γ'. The set of edges between an element of Γ and an element of Γ' is also called the cut.

For instance, in the below graph

  a / \ b
   / c \
  |\_   |
 d|  -_ |g
  |  f \|
there is a cut between the vertices "*" and the vertices "O". The edges of the cut are b,c,e and f. a and d, between two "*"s, and g, between two "O"s, are not included in the cut.

If G is a capacitated network with capacities c:E→[0,∞), the value of the cut Γ is

e ∈ Γ×Γ'c(e)
(the sum of the capacities of all edges going "the right way" across Γ; note that edges from Γ' to Γ are ignored).

The above definition is assymmetrical. Usually, we'll require that the source s∈Γ and the sink t∈Γ'; that helps explain the assymmetry.

These are the two basic questions given a capacitated network:

max cut - What is the maximal possible value of a cut Γ in the network?
This is an NP-complete problem.
min cut - What is the minimal possible value of a cut Γ in the network?
Duality in linear programming shows that this value is the same as the value of the maximal feasible flow in the graph. The proof of the Ford-Fulkerson algorithm gives an easier way to see this than full-blown linear programming.

Cut (kut), 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.]


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

You must cut this flesh from off his breast.

Before the whistling winds the vessels fly,
With rapid swiftness cut the liquid way.


To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.

Thy servants can skill to cut timer.
2. Chron. ii. 8


To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.


To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.


To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.

Why should a man. whose blood is warm within,
Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?

Loopholes cut through thickest shade.


To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.

The man was cut to the heart.


To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.


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


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

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

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 a dash or a figure, to make a display. [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 doun 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 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.

I would to God, . . .
The king had cut off my brother's.

(b) To put an untimely death; to put an end to; to destroy. "Irenæus 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. - - 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. --
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.


© Webster 1913

Cut (kut), v. i.


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


To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.

Panels of white wood that cuts like cheese.


To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument.

He saved the lives of thousands by manner of cutting for the stone.


To make a stroke with a whip.


To interfere, as a horse.


To move or make off quickly. [Colloq.]


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.

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 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.


© Webster 1913

Cut, n.


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


A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.


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.

Rip called him by name, but the cur snarled, snapped his teeth, and passed on. This was an unkind cut indeed.
W. Irving.


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

This great cut or ditch Secostris . . . purposed to have made a great deal wider and deeper.


The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.


A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber.

It should be understood, moreover, . . . that the group are not arbitrary cuts, but natural groups or types.


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



The act of dividing a pack cards.


The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?


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

With eyes severe and beard of formal cut.


A common work horse; a gelding. [Obs.]

He'll buy me a cut, forth for to ride.
Beau. & Fl.


The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise. [College Cant]


A skein of yarn. Wright.

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.

Now draweth cut . . .
The which that hath the shortest shall begin.


© Webster 1913

Cut (kut), a.


Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.


Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.


Overcome by liquor; tipsy. [Slang]

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.


© Webster 1913

Cut, v. t.

1. (Cricket)

To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat.

2. (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.

3. (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.

4. (Croqu&?;t)

To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with another ball.


© Webster 1913

Cut, v. t. --
To cut out, 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.


© Webster 1913

Cut, n.

1. (Lawn Tennis, etc.)

A slanting stroke causing the ball to spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to the ball.

2. (Cricket)

A stroke on the off side between point and the wicket; also, one who plays this stroke.


© Webster 1913

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.