scissor


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scis·sor

 (sĭz′ər)
tr.v. scis·sored, scis·sor·ing, scis·sors
To cut or clip with scissors or shears.
n.
1. scissors(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A cutting implement consisting of two blades joined by a swivel pin that allows the cutting edges to be opened and closed.
2. scissors(used with a sing. verb) Sports
a. Any of various gymnastic exercises or jumps in which the movement of the legs suggests the opening and closing of scissors.
b. A scissors hold.

[From alteration (influenced by Latin scissor, cutter) of Middle English sisours, scissors, from Old French cisoires, from Vulgar Latin *cīsōria, from Late Latin, pl. of cīsōrium, cutting instrument, from Latin caesus, -cīsus, past participle of caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]

scissor

(ˈsɪzə)
n
(modifier) of or relating to scissors: a scissor blade.
vb
to cut (an object) with scissors

scis•sor

(ˈsɪz ər)

v.t.
1. to cut or clip out with scissors.
v.i.
2. to move one's body or legs like the blades of scissors.
n.
[1605–15]

scissor


Past participle: scissored
Gerund: scissoring

Imperative
scissor
scissor
Present
I scissor
you scissor
he/she/it scissors
we scissor
you scissor
they scissor
Preterite
I scissored
you scissored
he/she/it scissored
we scissored
you scissored
they scissored
Present Continuous
I am scissoring
you are scissoring
he/she/it is scissoring
we are scissoring
you are scissoring
they are scissoring
Present Perfect
I have scissored
you have scissored
he/she/it has scissored
we have scissored
you have scissored
they have scissored
Past Continuous
I was scissoring
you were scissoring
he/she/it was scissoring
we were scissoring
you were scissoring
they were scissoring
Past Perfect
I had scissored
you had scissored
he/she/it had scissored
we had scissored
you had scissored
they had scissored
Future
I will scissor
you will scissor
he/she/it will scissor
we will scissor
you will scissor
they will scissor
Future Perfect
I will have scissored
you will have scissored
he/she/it will have scissored
we will have scissored
you will have scissored
they will have scissored
Future Continuous
I will be scissoring
you will be scissoring
he/she/it will be scissoring
we will be scissoring
you will be scissoring
they will be scissoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scissoring
you have been scissoring
he/she/it has been scissoring
we have been scissoring
you have been scissoring
they have been scissoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scissoring
you will have been scissoring
he/she/it will have been scissoring
we will have been scissoring
you will have been scissoring
they will have been scissoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scissoring
you had been scissoring
he/she/it had been scissoring
we had been scissoring
you had been scissoring
they had been scissoring
Conditional
I would scissor
you would scissor
he/she/it would scissor
we would scissor
you would scissor
they would scissor
Past Conditional
I would have scissored
you would have scissored
he/she/it would have scissored
we would have scissored
you would have scissored
they would have scissored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.scissor - cut with or as if with scissors
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
References in classic literature ?
The collar was a little jagged at the edge, and so came the long scissors to cut off the jagged part.
One bright summer's morning Silas had been more engrossed than usual in "setting up" a new piece of work, an occasion on which his scissors were in requisition.
Over her simple white lawn dress she wore an apron with pink and white checks, and in one hand she held a pair of scissors.
It has the power of turning very shortly in the air, and in so doing opens and shuts its tail, sometimes in a horizontal or lateral and sometimes in a vertical direction, just like a pair of scissors.
You can see that it was a very short-bladed scissors, since the cutter had to take two snips over 'keep away.
She took up her scissors and began cutting them out.
Children came running with their mothers' scissors, or the carving-knife, or the paternal razor, or anything else that lacked an edge (except, indeed, poor Clifford's wits), that the grinder might apply the article to his magic wheel, and give it back as good as new.
Here, squire, is the scissors,” said Remarkable, producing from beneath her petticoat of green moreen a pair of dull-looking shears;
Miss de Sor, allow me to apologize for the mean manner in which this school is carried on; the knives and forks are counted and locked up every night)--I say take that pair of scissors, Cecilia, and carve the cake, and don't keep the largest bit for yourself.
To this Dona Rodriguez, who was present, made answer, "My lady the duchess has duennas in her service that might be countesses if it was the will of fortune; 'but laws go as kings like;' let nobody speak ill of duennas, above all of ancient maiden ones; for though I am not one myself, I know and am aware of the advantage a maiden duenna has over one that is a widow; but 'he who clipped us has kept the scissors.
Then I, Messieurs, called to God for help, and next minute, while he was shaking me, I felt my long scissors in my hand.
He flour- ished, in his trembling hand, on the end of a fore- arm no thicker than a walking-stick, a shining pair of scissors which he tried before my very eyes to jab at his throat.