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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.]
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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
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

scissors

[ˈsɪzərz] npl
(= tool) → ciseaux mpl
a pair of scissors → une paire de ciseaux
(in gymnastics)ciseau m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

scissors

n
plSchere f; a pair of scissorseine Schere
sing (Sport, also scissors jump) → Schersprung m; (also scissors hold)Schere f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

scissors

[ˈsɪzəz] nplforbici fpl
a pair of scissors → un paio di forbici
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

scissors

(ˈsizəz) noun plural
a type of cutting instrument with two blades. a pair of scissors.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

scis·sors

n., pl. tijeras.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

scissors

npl tijeras; a pair of scissors.. unas tijeras; bandage — tijeras para vendajes; nail — tijeras de or para uñas
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