Definitions for: Clip


[n] a sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear"
[n] the act of clipping or snipping
[n] a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
[n] any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
[n] an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress
[n] an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"
[v] terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
[v] cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of"dress the plants in the garden"
[v] attach with a clip; "clip the papers together"
[v] sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"
[v] run at a moderately swift pace



Webster (1913) Definition: Clip (kl[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clipped (kl[i^]pt);
p. pr. & vb. n. Clipping.] [OE. cluppen, clippen, to
embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs,
shears, Icel, kl[=y]pa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to
cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]
1. To embrace, hence; to encompass.

O . . . that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee
about, Would bear thee from the knowledge of
thyself. --Shak.

2. To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the
hair; to clip coin.

Sentenced to have his ears clipped. --Macaulay.

3. To curtail; to cut short.

All my reports go with the modest truth; No more nor
clipped, but so. --Shak.

In London they clip their words after one manner
about the court, another in the city, and a third in
the suburbs. --Swift.


Clip (kl[i^]p), v. i.
To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it.

Straight flies as chek, and clips it down the wind.
--Dryden.


Clip, n.
1. An embrace. --Sir P. Sidney.

2. A cutting; a shearing.

3. The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop
of wool.

4. A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc.

5. An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron
strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree. --Knight.

6. (Far.) A projecting flange on the upper edge of a
horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of
the hoof; -- called also toe clip and beak. --Youatt.

7. A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip.
[Colloq. U. S.]


Clip, n.
1. (Mach.) A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing,
clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc.

2. (Angling) A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in
salmon fishing. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

3. A rapid gait. ``A three-minute clip.'' --Kipling.

Synonyms: cartridge clip, cartridge holder, clipping, crop, curtail, cut back, cut short, dress, jog, lop, magazine, nip, nip off, prune, snip, snip, snip off, time, trim, trot

Antonyms: unclip

See Also: alligator clip, attach, bicycle clip, blow, bulldog clip, case, cut, cut, cutting, cutting off, disbud, example, fastener, fastening, fixing, gem clip, gun, hair slide, holdfast, instance, jewellery, jewelry, paper clip, paperclip, pinch, pincurl clip, poll, pollard, run, shear, shorten, supply chamber, thin out, top, trouser clip

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