1 [klip]
verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clipping.
to cut, or cut off or out, as with shears: to clip a rose from a bush.
to trim by cutting: to clip a hedge.
to cut or trim the hair or fleece of; shear: to clip a poodle.
to pare the edge of (a coin). Compare sweat ( def 22 ).
to cut short; curtail: We clipped our visit by a week to return home earlier.
to pronounce rapidly, with precise articulation and with omission of certain sounds, as of unstressed vowels: an annoying habit of clipping his words.
to shorten (a word or phrase) by dropping one or more syllables.
Informal. to hit with a quick, sharp blow: He clipped him on the jaw with a sudden punch.
Slang. to take or get money from by dishonest means; swindle; rook.
verb (used without object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clipping.
to clip or cut something.
to cut articles or pictures from a newspaper, magazine, etc.
to move swiftly: He clipped along the highway on his motorcycle.
Archaic. to fly rapidly.
the act of clipping.
anything clipped off, especially the wool shorn at a single shearing of sheep.
the amount of wool shorn in one season.
clips, (used with a plural verb) an instrument for clipping; shears.
Informal. clipping ( def 2 ).
Informal. a quick, sharp blow: a clip on the jaw.
rate; pace: at a rapid clip.

1150–1200; Middle English clippen < Old Norse klippa to clip, cut

clippable, adjective Unabridged


2 [klip]
a device that grips and holds tightly.
a metal or plastic clasp for holding together papers, letters, etc.
an article of jewelry or other decoration clipped onto clothing, shoes, hats, etc.
a flange on the upper surface of a horseshoe.
Also called lug. Shipbuilding. a short length of angle iron connecting and maintaining the angle between two members or surfaces.
Archaic. an embrace.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), clipped, clipping.
to grip tightly; fasten with or as if with a clip.
to encircle; encompass.
Football. to block by illegally throwing the body across a player's legs from behind.
Archaic. to embrace or hug.

before 900; Middle English clippen, Old English clyppan to embrace, surround; cognate with Old Frisian kleppa Unabridged
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clip1 (klɪp)
vb , clips, clipping, clipped
1.  (also intr) to cut, snip, or trim with or as if with scissors or shears, esp in order to shorten or remove a part
2.  (Brit) to punch (a hole) in something, esp a ticket
3.  to curtail or cut short
4.  to move a short section from (a film, etc)
5.  to shorten (a word)
6.  (intr) to trot or move rapidly, esp over a long distance: a horse clipping along the road
7.  informal to strike with a sharp, often slanting, blow
8.  slang to obtain (money) by deception or cheating
9.  slang (US) to murder; execute
10.  clip someone's wings
 a.  to restrict someone's freedom
 b.  to thwart someone's ambition
11.  the act or process of clipping
12.  something clipped off
13.  an extract from a film, newspaper, etc
14.  informal a sharp, often slanting, blow
15.  informal speed: a rapid clip
16.  (Austral), (NZ) the total quantity of wool shorn, as in one place, season, etc
17.  another word for clipped form
[C12: from Old Norse klippa to cut; related to Low German klippen]

clip2 (klɪp)
1.  any of various small implements used to hold loose articles together or to attach one article to another
2.  an article of jewellery that can be clipped onto a dress, hat, etc
3.  paperclip short for cartridge clip
4.  the pointed flange on a horseshoe that secures it to the front part of the hoof
vb , clips, clipping, clipped
5.  to hold together tightly, as with a clip
6.  archaic, dialect or to embrace
[Old English clyppan to embrace; related to Old Frisian kleppa, Lithuanian glebiu]

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Word Origin & History

"cut," c.1200, from O.N. klippa, probably echoic. Meaning "rate of speed is c.1867. Noun meaning "extract from a movie" is from 1958.

"fasten," O.E. clyppan "to embrace." Meaning "receptacle containing several cartridges for a repeating firearm" is from 1901. Meaning "piece of jewelry fastened by a clip" is from 1937. Also preserved in paper clip. Original sense in U.S. football clipping penalty.
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Medical Dictionary

clip (klĭp)
A fastener used in surgery to hold skin or other tissue in position or to control hemorrhage.

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Computing Dictionary

CLIP definition

1. Compiler Language for Information Processing.
2. Common LISP in Parallel.

CLiP definition

programming, tool
A documentation extractor by Eric W. van Ammers that recognises a particular style of comments. This style can be adjusted to suit virtually any programming language and target documentation language. CLiP was designed to be compatible with hypertext systems.
Version 2.1 runs on MS-DOS, VAX/VMS and Unix
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
corticotropin-like intermediate-lobe peptide
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Example sentences for clip
Note words spoken in sound clip do not reflect all words on this list.
For example, the compound paperclip is composed of the stem paper and the stem clip.
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