What does clip mean?

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klɪpclip

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cartridge holder, cartridge clip, clip, magazinenoun

    a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun

  2. time, clipnoun

    an instance or single occasion for some event

    "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"

  3. clipnoun

    any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together

  4. clipnoun

    an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress

  5. clip, clipping, snipnoun

    the act of clipping or snipping

  6. clipverb

    a sharp slanting blow

    "he gave me a clip on the ear"

  7. nip, nip off, clip, snip, snip offverb

    sever or remove by pinching or snipping

    "nip off the flowers"

  8. trot, jog, clipverb

    run at a moderately swift pace

  9. clipverb

    attach with a clip

    "clip the papers together"

  10. snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut backverb

    cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

    "dress the plants in the garden"

  11. clip, curtail, cut shortverb

    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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clipverb

    to embrace, hence; to encompass

    Etymology: [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

  2. Clipverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

  3. Clipverb

    to curtail; to cut short

    Etymology: [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

  4. Clipverb

    to move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it

    Etymology: [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

  5. Clipnoun

    an embrace

    Etymology: [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

  6. Clipnoun

    a cutting; a shearing

    Etymology: [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

  7. Clipnoun

    the product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool

    Etymology: [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

  8. Clipnoun

    a clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc

    Etymology: [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

  9. Clipnoun

    an embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree

    Etymology: [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

  10. Clipnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

  11. Clipnoun

    a blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip

    Etymology: [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, klpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

Freebase

  1. Clip

    A clip is a device that is used to store multiple rounds of ammunition together as a unit, ready for insertion into the magazine or cylinder of a firearm. This speeds up the process of loading and reloading the firearm as several rounds can be loaded at once, rather than one round being loaded at a time. Several different types of clips exist, most of which are made of inexpensive metal stampings that are designed to be disposable, though they are often re-used. The term "clip" is also frequently used to refer to a detachable magazine, though such usage is incorrect. The defining difference between clips and magazines is the presence of a feed mechanism in a magazine, typically a spring-loaded follower, which a clip lacks.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clip

    klip, v.t. to cut by making the blades of shears meet: to cut off: to debase the coin by cutting off the edges: to diminish.—v.i. to go quickly:—pr.p. clip′ping; pa.p. clipped.—n. the thing clipped off, as the wool that has been shorn off sheep: a smart blow.—adj. Clipped, cut short.—ns. Clip′per, one that clips: a sharp-built, fast-sailing vessel: (slang) a dashing person; Clip′ping, the act of cutting, esp. debasing coin by cutting off the edges: the thing clipped off.—adj. superb: fast-going.—Clip the wings, to cut a bird's wings to prevent it from flying: (fig.) to restrain ambition: to deprive of the means of rising. [Prob. from Ice. klippa, to cut; Dan. klippe.]

  2. Clip

    klip, v.t. (Shak.) to embrace: to encircle: to hold firmly.—n. an instrument for holding things firm. [A.S. clyppan, to embrace; Ice. klýpa, to pinch; Ger. kluppe, pincers.]

CrunchBase

  1. Clip

    Clip technology combines professional and user generated media streams to create multi-perspective archives of events. The Clip mobile application enables multiple users to create rich immersive experiences, meaning others can experience events as they happen in a format that is just like being there.

Rap Dictionary

  1. clipnoun

    Another name for a removable magazine (medium used to store ammunition) can be used for any action / type of gun. A "50 clip" is a magazine that can hold 50 bullets. "My AK-47 holdin' 50 clips" -- Da Lench Mob (Freedom got an AK).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clip in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of clip in a Sentence

  1. Robert Fairbairn:

    From a revenue perspective in regard to the fees compared to the institutional business, it is extremely important, we believe that we can grow it at a clip that is faster than the industry.

  2. Carrie Underwood:

    In the behind-the-scenes clip, the 32-year-old is shown effortlessly doing pushups and pull-ups, giving inspiration to those who are interested in purchasing their own Calia clothes. Clearly, Carrie Underwood is more than ready to get back on the stage during CMA Music Fest this week. You can catch Carrie Underwood perform during the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night or at LP Field in Nashville on Saturday. Fitness to me I’ve been vocal about it over the years is a lifestyle, i just love how I feel when I feel good about Carrie Underwood. There’s definitely a lot of me in the Calia line.

  3. Dianne Feinstein:

    You know whats interesting about this group?, ive been doing this for 30 years. I know what Im doing. You come in here, and you say it has to be my way or the highway. I dont respond to that, Feinstein continued. Ive gotten elected, I just ran. I was elected by almost a million-vote plurality. And I know what Im doing. So you know, maybe people should listen a little bit. Sunrise Movement, an organization that describes itself as wanting to stop climate change, shared a clip of the exchange on its Twitter page Friday. This is how @SenFeinstein reacted to children asking her to support the #GreenNewDeal resolution -- with smugness + disrespect. This is a fight for our generations survival. Her reaction is why young people desperately want new leadership in Congress, the tweet with the video said. HARRIS, FEINSTEIN FUME AFTER WHITE HOUSE RE-NOMINATES TWO CONSERVATIVE CALIFORNIA JUDGES The video begins with the group explaining that they wanted to present a letter to Feinstein and ask her.

  4. Hu Jia:

    You can hear her fear, desperation and even breakdown in the audio clip, as her friends, we feel her pain and helplessness.

  5. Jerome Salomon:

    To date, there has not been enough awareness by French women and men of the importance of their role in the face of the virus. It is urgent. Now is the time to change our behavior, we must now do everything to delay, to slow down, to clip the curve of this epidemic.

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Translations for clip

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  • прегръдка, щипка, стригане, удрям, прикачам, кастря, защипвам, стрижа, кламер, подрязване, скоба, клип, подрязвамBulgarian
  • stříhatCzech
  • klipse, clipseDanish
  • tondiEsperanto
  • acortarSpanish
  • videoleike, leike, klippiFinnish
  • clip, extraitFrench
  • क्लिपHindi
  • clipe, clipsPortuguese
  • agrafăRomanian
  • скре́пка, вы́резка, закрепи́ть, зажа́ть, постри́чь, скоба́, стри́жка, закрепля́ть, кли́пса, выреза́ние, зажима́ть, стричь, зажи́м, клипRussian
  • sponkaSlovak
  • Chinese

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