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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.]

scissors

(ˈsɪzəz)
pl n
1. Also called: pair of scissors a cutting instrument used for cloth, hair, etc, having two crossed pivoted blades that cut by a shearing action, with ring-shaped handles at one end
2. (Wrestling) a wrestling hold in which a wrestler wraps his legs round his opponent's body or head, locks his feet together, and squeezes
3. (Gymnastics) any gymnastic or athletic feat in which the legs cross and uncross in a scissor-like movement
4. (Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics a technique in high-jumping, now little used, in which the legs perform a scissor-like movement in clearing the bar
[C14 sisoures, from Old French cisoires, from Vulgar Latin cīsōria (unattested), ultimately from Latin caedere to cut; see chisel]
ˈscissor-ˌlike adj

scis•sors

(ˈsɪz ərz)

n.
1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a cutting instrument for paper, cloth, etc., consisting of two blades, each having a ring-shaped handle, that are so pivoted together that their sharp edges work one against the other (often used with pair of).
2. (used with a sing. v.)
a. any of several gymnastic feats in which the legs execute a scissorlike motion.
b. a wrestling hold secured by clasping the legs around the body or head of the opponent.
[1350–1400; Middle English cisoures, sisoures < Middle French cisoires < Vulgar Latin *cīsōria, pl. of Late Latin cīsōrium cutting tool (see chisel)]
scis′sor•like`, adj.

scissors

Scissors are a small tool consisting of two sharp blades joined together, used for cutting things such as paper, cloth, or hair.

Scissors is a plural noun. Don't talk about 'a scissors'. Instead say some scissors or a pair of scissors.

I need some scissors to get this label off.
She took a pair of scissors and cut his hair.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scissors - an edge tool having two crossed pivoting bladesscissors - an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
clipper - scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural)
compound lever - a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
shears - large scissors with strong blades
snuffers - scissors for cropping and holding the snuff of a candlewick
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
2.scissors - a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze
wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling
3.scissors - a gymnastic exercise performed on the pommel horse when the gymnast moves his legs as the blades of scissors move
gymnastic exercise - (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
Translations
مقصمِقَصمِقَصّ
ножица
nůžky
saks
sakset
škarenožice
olló
gunting
skæri
はさみ
가위
žirklės
šķēres
škarje
sax
กรรไกร
kéo

scissors

[ˈsɪzəz]
A. NPLtijeras fpl
a pair of scissorsunas tijeras
B. CPD scissors jump Ntijera f
scissors kick Nchilena f, tijereta f

scissors

[ˈsɪzərz] npl
(= tool) → ciseaux mpl
a pair of scissors → une paire de ciseaux
(in gymnastics)ciseau m

scissors

n
plSchere f; a pair of scissorseine Schere
sing (Sport, also scissors jump) → Schersprung m; (also scissors hold)Schere f

scissors

[ˈsɪzəz] nplforbici fpl
a pair of scissors → un paio di forbici

scissors

(ˈsizəz) noun plural
a type of cutting instrument with two blades. a pair of scissors.

scissors

مِقَصّ nůžky saks Schere ψαλίδι tijeras sakset ciseaux škare forbici はさみ 가위 schaar saks nożyce tesoura ножницы sax กรรไกร makas kéo 剪刀

scis·sors

n., pl. tijeras.

scissors

npl tijeras; a pair of scissors.. unas tijeras; bandage — tijeras para vendajes; nail — tijeras de or para uñas
References in classic literature ?
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.
In her anger she clutched Rapunzel's beautiful tresses, wrapped them twice round her left hand, seized a pair of scissors with the right, and snip, snap, they were cut off, and the lovely braids lay on the ground.
The pleasantness of the morning had induced him to walk forward, and leave his horses to meet him by another road, a mile or two beyond Highbury and happening to have borrowed a pair of scissors the night before of Miss Bates, and to have forgotten to restore them, he had been obliged to stop at her door, and go in for a few minutes: he was therefore later than he had intended; and being on foot, was unseen by the whole party till almost close to them.
And while Cecily sat thus, diligently working a fraction sum on her slate, that base Cyrus asked permission to go out, having previously borrowed a pair of scissors from one of the big girls who did fancy work at the noon recess.
I speak to those who know the satisfaction of making a pair of scissors meet through a duly resisting mass of hair.
We did find her, with a pair of scissors in her hand, outblooming the flowers that she was trimming.
The latest news (two days old) follows the four-line sermon, under the pica headline "Telegrams"--these are "telegraphed" with a pair of scissors out of the AUGSBURGER ZEITUNG of the day before.
She grasped a pair of scissors greedily and stabbed the air with them.
Cut my shirt away from the collar; there's a pair of scissors on that table.
Then Harris tried to open the tin with a pocket-knife, and broke the knife and cut himself badly; and George tried a pair of scissors, and the scissors flew up, and nearly put his eye out.
Without giving any further attention to Daddy Jacques, my friend took a piece of paper from his pocket, and taking out a pair of scissors, bent over the footprints.
Then, having taken a pair of scissors and cut the cord, he allowed the portrait to fall to the floor.