Shear vs Cutting - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between shear and cutting
is that shear
is to cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears while cutting
As nouns the difference between shear and cutting
is that shear
is a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger while cutting
is (countable|uncountable) the action of the verb to cut
As adjectives the difference between shear and cutting
is that shear
is while cutting
is (not comparable) that is used for cutting.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears.
* 1819 , Walter Scott, Ivanhoe :
- So trenchant was the Templar’s weapon, that it shore asunder, as it had been a willow twig, the tough and plaited handle of the mace, which the ill-fated Saxon reared to parry the blow, and, descending on his head, levelled him with the earth.
To remove the fleece from a sheep etc by clipping.
(physics) To deform because of shearing forces.
(Scotland) To reap, as grain.
- the golden tresses were shorn away
(figurative) To deprive of property; to fleece.
a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger
the act of shearing, or something removed by shearing
- short of the wool, and naked from the shear
(physics) a force that produces a shearing strain
(geology) The response of a rock to deformation usually by compressive stress, resulting in particular textures.
- After the second shearing, he is a two-shear' ram; at the expiration of another year, he is a three-' shear ram; the name always taking its date from the time of shearing.
(countable, uncountable) The action of the verb to cut .
(countable) A section removed from the larger whole.
(countable) A newspaper clipping.
(countable) A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant.
(countable) An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance.
- How many different cuttings can this movie undergo?
(uncountable) The editing of film or other recordings.
(uncountable) Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin.
(countable) A narrow passage, dug for a road, railway or canal to go through.
*1876 , , Journey by Train :
*:WE flash across the level.
*:We thunder thro' the bridges.
*:We bicker down the cuttings .
*:We sway along the ridges.
- The actor had to make his ''cutting'' shorter to fit the audition time.
* (narrow passage for a transportation route) cut
(not comparable) That is used for cutting.
Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.
- I need some sort of cutting utensil to get through this shrink wrap.
- The director gave the auditioning actors cutting criticism.