Definitions for clout
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clout.
a target used in archery
special advantage or influence
"the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
clout nail, cloutnoun
a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slugverb
(boxing) a blow with the fist
"I gave him a clout on his nose"
strike hard, especially with the fist
"He clouted his attacker"
Influence or effectiveness, especially political.
A blow with the hand.
A home run.
The center of the butt at which archers shoot; probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.
A swaddling cloth.
A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.
An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer.
A piece; a fragment.
To hit, especially with the fist.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: clut, Saxon.
His garment, nought but many ragged clouts,
With thorns together pinn’d, and patched was. Edmund Spenser, F. Q.
A clout upon that head,
Where late the diadem stood. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
In pow’r of spittle and a clout,
When e’er he please to blot it out. Jonathan Swift.
He drew a good bow: he shot a fine shoot: he would have clapt in the clout at twelve score. William Shakespeare, Hen. IV. p. ii.
Etymology: from the noun.
I thought he slept, and put
My clouted brogues from off my feet, whose rudeness
Answer’d my steps too loud. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
The dull swain
Treads on it daily with his clouted shoon. John Milton.
Milk some unhappy ewe,
Whose clouted leg her hurt doth shew. Edmund Spenser, Pastorals.
Many sentences of one meaning be clouted up together. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.
a cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag
a swadding cloth
a piece; a fragment
the center of the butt at which archers shoot; -- probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head
an iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer
a blow with the hand
to cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout
to join or patch clumsily
to quard with an iron plate, as an axletree
to give a blow to; to strike
to stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole
Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]
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
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
From the Teutonic kotzen, a blow. Also, a gore of blood.
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The numerical value of clout in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of clout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Qualcomm has been penalized many times for anti-competitive practices. It's one of the risks of the story, they have market clout because their technology is much better than the competition.
It's tough watching a good idea lose because its backers are less eloquent or have less clout than its opponents.
There will always be activists and that's how they make their money, they have no clout here in Namibia, because people understand hunting.
For a lot of people who aren't enthusiasts, it's not particularly important who designed the car, i don't know that anyone is going to erect a statue to Harley Earl, but I think it's important that he's remembered. There really isn't anybody today in the design industry that has the impact and the clout, the presence and the profile that Harley Earl had in his day. ... But Harley had a unique set of circumstances. He was The Man.
They have the social clout to get people to commute, but if they weren’t as cool, could they afford to have their office in San Jose and get talent to come in? It’s a real problem.
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Translations for clout
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- парцал, парче плат, удрям, плесница, парчеBulgarian
- Kopfnuss, Gewicht, EinflussGerman
- hitunen, rätti, vaikutusvalta, painoarvo, tilkku, paikka, lyödä, pilkka, kunnari, tälli, kapalo, pilkku, riepu, prikkaFinnish
- oorvijg, klap, wikkel, vod, stuk, fragment, doek, rondel, brok, invloed, slag, doelwit, slaan, oorvijgen, luier, lap, ringDutch
- znaczenie politycznePolish
- вес, удар, затрещина, влияниеRussian
- pelenë, arnëAlbanian
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