Shear vs Cutting - What's the difference?

shear | cutting |


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 is .

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?

shear

English

(wikipedia shear)

Verb

  • 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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the golden tresses were shorn away
  • To remove the fleece from a sheep etc by clipping.
  • (physics) To deform because of shearing forces.
  • (Scotland) To reap, as grain.
  • (Jamieson)
  • (figurative) To deprive of property; to fleece.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger
  • * Dryden
  • short of the wool, and naked from the shear
  • the act of shearing, or something removed by shearing
  • * Youatt
  • 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.
  • (physics) a force that produces a shearing strain
  • (geology) The response of a rock to deformation usually by compressive stress, resulting in particular textures.
  • Derived terms

    * megashear * shearer

    Adjective

    (head)
  • cutting

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

  • (countable, uncountable) The action of the verb to cut .
  • How many different cuttings can this movie undergo?
  • (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.
  • The actor had to make his ''cutting'' shorter to fit the audition time.
  • (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.
  • Synonyms

    * (narrow passage for a transportation route) cut

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (not comparable) That is used for cutting.
  • I need some sort of cutting utensil to get through this shrink wrap.
  • Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.
  • The director gave the auditioning actors cutting criticism.