A cut in rates


A cut in rates
Cut Cut, n. 1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut. [1913 Webster]

2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

Rip called him by name, but the cur snarled, snapped his teeth, and passed on. This was an unkind cut indeed. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

4. A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad. [1913 Webster]

This great cut or ditch Secostris . . . purposed to have made a great deal wider and deeper. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

5. The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut. [1913 Webster]

6. A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber. [1913 Webster]

It should be understood, moreover, . . . that the group are not arbitrary cuts, but natural groups or types. --Dana. [1913 Webster]

7. An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts. [1913 Webster]

8. (a) The act of dividing a pack cards. (b) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it? [1913 Webster]

9. Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the cut of a garment. [1913 Webster]

With eyes severe and beard of formal cut. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

10. A common work horse; a gelding. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He'll buy me a cut, forth for to ride. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

11. The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise. [College Cant] [1913 Webster]

12. A skein of yarn. --Wright. [1913 Webster]

13. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) A slanting stroke causing the ball to spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to the ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

14. (Cricket) A stroke on the off side between point and the wicket; also, one who plays this stroke. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{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. [1913 Webster]

Now draweth cut . . . The which that hath the shortest shall begin. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cut — Cut, n. 1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cut — (k[u^]t), 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cut — (k[u^]t), 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cut — [c]/kʌt / (say kut) verb (cut, cutting) –verb (t) 1. to penetrate, with or as with a sharp edged instrument: he cut his finger. 2. to strike sharply, as with a whip. 3. to wound severely the feelings of. 4. to divide, with or as with a sharp… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — [[t]kʌ̱t[/t]] ♦ cuts, cutting (The form cut is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.) 1) VERB If you cut something, you use a knife or a similar tool to divide it into pieces, or to mark it or damage it. If you cut… …   English dictionary

  • Rates Act 1984 — The Rates Act 1984 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, which controls the tax raising powers of local authorities.BackgroundThe Thatcher government had been at odds with several high spending Labour controlled councils. The Local… …   Wikipedia

  • cut — ▪ I. cut cut 1 [kʌt] noun [countable] 1. a planned reduction in the amount or level of something: cut in • The chairman took an $800,000 cut in pay last year because of poor profits. • the president s programme of budget cuts …   Financial and business terms

  • cut — 1. verb 1) the knife slipped and cut his finger Syn: gash, slash, lacerate, sever, slit, pierce, penetrate, wound, injure; scratch, graze, nick, incise, score; lance 2) cut the pepper into smal …   Thesaurus of popular words


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