Definition of Clip

1. Noun. A metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun.

Exact synonyms: Cartridge Clip, Cartridge Holder, Magazine
Group relationships: Gun
Specialized synonyms: Pincurl Clip
Generic synonyms: Supply Chamber

2. Verb. Sever or remove by pinching or snipping. "Nip off the flowers"
Exact synonyms: Nip, Nip Off, Snip, Snip Off
Generic synonyms: Cut
Derivative terms: Clipper, Clipper, Clipping, Snip, Snip, Snipping

3. Noun. An instance or single occasion for some event. "He could do ten at a clip"
Exact synonyms: Time
Generic synonyms: Case, Example, Instance

4. Verb. Run at a moderately swift pace.
Exact synonyms: Jog, Trot
Generic synonyms: Run
Derivative terms: Jog, Jogger, Jogging, Trot, Trotter, Trotter

5. Noun. Any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together.

6. Verb. Attach with a clip. "Clip the papers together"
Generic synonyms: Attach
Antonyms: Unclip

7. Noun. An article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress.
Generic synonyms: Jewellery, Jewelry

8. Verb. Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of. "They clip the trees"; "Dress the plants in the garden"
Exact synonyms: Crop, Cut Back, Dress, Lop, Prune, Snip, Trim
Generic synonyms: Thin Out
Specialized synonyms: Shear, Poll, Pollard, Pinch, Top, Disbud
Derivative terms: Clipper, Clipping, Crop, Lopper, Pruner, Pruner, Pruning, Snip, Snip, Trim, Trimmer, Trimming

9. Noun. The act of clipping or snipping.
Exact synonyms: Clipping, Snip
Generic synonyms: Cut, Cutting, Cutting Off
Specialized synonyms: Nip, Pinch
Derivative terms: Snip, Snip

10. Verb. Terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent. "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
Exact synonyms: Curtail, Cut Short
Generic synonyms: Shorten
Derivative terms: Curtailment

11. Noun. A sharp slanting blow. "He gave me a clip on the ear"
Generic synonyms: Blow

Definition of Clip

1. v. t. To embrace, hence; to encompass.

2. v. i. To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it.

3. n. An embrace.

4. n. A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing, clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc.

Definition of Clip

1. Verb. To grip tightly. ¹

2. Verb. To fasten with a clip. ¹

3. Verb. (archaic) To hug, embrace. ¹

4. Verb. (slang) To collect signatures, generally with the use of a clipboard. ¹

5. Noun. Something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another. ¹

6. Noun. (slang) An unspecified but normally understood as rapid speed or pace. ¹

7. Noun. (obsolete) An embrace. ¹

8. Noun. A frame containing a number of bullets which is intended to be inserted into a firearm to allow for rapid reloading. ¹

9. Verb. To cut, especially with scissors or shears as opposed to a knife etc. ¹

10. Verb. (dialectal informal) To strike with the hand. ¹

11. Verb. (American football) An illegal tackle: Throwing the body across the back of an opponent's leg or hitting him from the back below the waist while moving up from behind unless the opponent is a runner or the action is in close line play. ¹

12. Verb. (computer graphics) To discard (an occluded part of a model or scene) rather than waste resources on rendering it. ¹

13. Noun. Something which has been clipped; a small portion of a larger whole, especially an excerpt of a larger work. ¹

14. Noun. An act of clipping, such as a haircut. ¹

15. Noun. (uncountable informal) A speed or pace. ¹

16. Noun. (uncountable Geordie) The condition of something, its state. ¹

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Definition of Clip

1. to trim by cutting [v CLIPPED, CLIPT, CLIPPING, CLIPS]

Medical Definition of Clip

1. Corticotropin-like intermediate-lobe peptide. A fastener used to hold a part or thing together with another. Wound clip, a metal clasp or device for surgical approximation of skin incisions. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Clip

clip (current term)
clip art
clip artist
clip forceps
clip joint
clip joints
clip lead
clip strip
clip strips

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