from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not cut: uncut hair.
  • adj. Printing Having the page edge not slit or trimmed. Used of a book.
  • adj. Not cut or ground to a specific shape. Used of a gemstone.
  • adj. Not condensed, abridged, or shortened, as by an editor or censor: the uncut version of the scandalous story.
  • adj. Slang Uncircumcised. Used of a man or boy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not cut
  • adj. not cut or ground to the desired shape
  • adj. not having the page edges trimmed
  • adj. not edited or abridged by a censor
  • adj. not circumcised.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not cut; not separated or divided by cutting or otherwise; -- said especially of books, periodicals, and the like, when the leaves have not been separated by trimming in binding.
  • adj. Not ground, or otherwise cut, into a certain shape.
  • adj. Not shortened; not condensed; unabridged; -- said of books, plays, and movies.
  • adj. Not diluted; -- said especially of illegal narcotic drugs. Such illegal drugs are often diluted by admixture with harmless foodstuffs such as sugars.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not cut; specifically, in bookbinding, not trimmed across the bolts; having the full margin of the untrimmed sheets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. complete
  • adj. not cut
  • adj. (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machine
  • adj. not shaped by cutting or trimming
  • adj. (of pages of a book) having adjacent leaves still joined at the fore edge
  • adj. not cut
  • adj. not trimmed


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  • In rare/antique books, describes pages that have not been shaved down to a uniform surface.

    February 22, 2007