Woodcut Wood"cut`, n. An engraving on wood; also, a print from it. Same as {Wood cut}, under {Wood}. [1913 Webster]

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  • woodcut — 1660s, from WOOD (Cf. wood) (n.) + CUT (Cf. cut) …   Etymology dictionary

  • woodcut — ► NOUN ▪ a print of a type made from a design cut in relief in a block of wood …   English terms dictionary

  • woodcut — [wood′kut΄] n. 1. a wooden block engraved with a design, etc. 2. a print from this: See also WOOD ENGRAVING …   English World dictionary

  • Woodcut — For the origins of the technique, development in Asia, and non artistic use in Europe, see woodblock printing; for the related technique invented in the 18th century, see wood engraving. Four horsemen of the Apocalypse by Albrecht Dürer. Woodcut… …   Wikipedia

  • woodcut — /wood kut /, n. 1. a carved block of wood from which prints are made. 2. a print or impression from such a block. [1655 65; WOOD1 + CUT] * * * Design printed from a plank of wood incised parallel to the vertical axis of the wood s grain. One of… …   Universalium

  • woodcut — UK [ˈwʊdˌkʌt] / US noun [countable] Word forms woodcut : singular woodcut plural woodcuts art a) a square piece of wood with a pattern on it, used for printing pictures b) a picture printed using a woodcut …   English dictionary

  • woodcut — noun Date: 1662 1. a relief printing surface consisting of a wooden block with a usually pictorial design cut with the grain 2. a print from a woodcut …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • woodcut — wood|cut [ wud,kʌt ] noun count a square piece of wood with a pattern on it, used for printing pictures: WOODBLOCK a. a picture printed using a woodcut …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • woodcut — noun A print or a method of printmaking from an engraved block of wood. Syn: woodblock, xylograph, xylography …   Wiktionary

  • woodcut — Synonyms and related words: act drop, aquatint, asbestos, asbestos board, autolithograph, backdrop, batten, block, block print, border, cerography, chalcography, chromolithograph, cloth, color print, copperplate, copperplate print, coulisse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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