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Definitions for clout
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cloutnoun

    a target used in archery

  2. pull, cloutnoun

    special advantage or influence

    "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"

  3. clout nail, cloutnoun

    a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood

  4. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slugverb

    (boxing) a blow with the fist

    "I gave him a clout on his nose"

  5. cloutverb

    strike hard, especially with the fist

    "He clouted his attacker"

Wiktionary

  1. cloutnoun

    Influence or effectiveness, especially political.

  2. cloutnoun

    A blow with the hand.

  3. cloutnoun

    A home run.

  4. cloutnoun

    The center of the butt at which archers shoot; probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.

  5. cloutnoun

    A swaddling cloth.

  6. cloutnoun

    A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.

  7. cloutnoun

    An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer.

  8. cloutnoun

    A piece; a fragment.

  9. cloutverb

    To hit, especially with the fist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cloutnoun

    a cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  2. Cloutnoun

    a swadding cloth

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  3. Cloutnoun

    a piece; a fragment

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  4. Cloutnoun

    the center of the butt at which archers shoot; -- probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  5. Cloutnoun

    an iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  6. Cloutnoun

    a blow with the hand

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  7. Cloutnoun

    to cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  8. Cloutnoun

    to join or patch clumsily

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  9. Cloutnoun

    to quard with an iron plate, as an axletree

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  10. Cloutnoun

    to give a blow to; to strike

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  11. Cloutnoun

    to stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

Freebase

  1. Clout

    Clout were originally a five-piece, South African million-selling all-girl rock group formed in 1977, best known for their song, "Substitute".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clout

    klowt, n. a piece of cloth used for mending: a rag: a piece of cloth used by archers to shoot at, then the shot itself: a blow: a cuff.—v.t. to mend with a patch: to cover with a cloth: to cuff.—p.adj. Clout′ed (Shak.), heavy and patched, as shoes having nails in the soles: covered with a clout.—adj. Clout′erly, clownish.—ns. Clout′-nail, a large-headed nail used for the soles of boots; Clout′-shoe, a shoe having the sole protected by clout-nails. [A.S. clút; cf. Ice. klútr, a kerchief; Dan. klud, rag.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. clout

    From the Teutonic kotzen, a blow. Also, a gore of blood.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clout in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of clout in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Ivan Menezes:

    You're better off in free trade agreements if you've got more clout, and the EU brings more clout to the table.

  2. Julian LeBaron:

    What we really want to do is create a movement to hold authorities to account, not just for our families but all families. People are murdered every day by these cartels, we need clout and support from the U.S. to stay safe. This isnt a political movement. Politics divides us, and we want to unite. But this cannot go on.

  3. Richard Gowan:

    With Pompeo more firmly in control and John Bolton focused on his anti-multilateral agenda, there's a sense the Richard Gowan ambassador will have less clout.

  4. Teresa Kok:

    Many independent smallholders do not have the financial muscle and clout to initiate audit and certification on their own. There is simply no economic scale.

  5. Rachel Denber:

    I think that they are eager to boost their prestige -- not just the prestige of their country, but also their personal prestige globally and domestically, (When) they put their country on display, they put their own sort of personal clout and power on display.

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Translations for clout

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  • парцал, парче, парче плат, удрям, плесницаBulgarian
  • uhoditCzech
  • Gewicht, Kopfnuss, EinflussGerman
  • prikka, pilkku, kapalo, tälli, kunnari, lyödä, rätti, hitunen, vaikutusvalta, painoarvo, tilkku, paikka, pilkka, riepuFinnish
  • influenceFrench
  • stuk, doek, rondel, brok, invloed, slag, doelwit, slaan, oorvijgen, luier, lap, fragment, ring, klap, oorvijg, wikkel, vodDutch
  • znaczenie politycznePolish
  • вес, удар, затрещина, влияниеRussian
  • pelenë, arnëAlbanian

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