Hypertext Webster Gateway: "clip"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Clip \Clip\, n.
1. (Mach.) A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing,
clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc.

2. (Angling) A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in
salmon fishing. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

3. A rapid gait. ``A three-minute clip.'' --Kipling.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Clip \Clip\ (kl[i^]p), v. i.
To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it.

Straight flies as chek, and clips it down the wind.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Clip \Clip\, n.
1. An embrace. --Sir P. Sidney.

2. A cutting; a shearing.

3. The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop
of wool.

4. A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc.

5. An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron
strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree. --Knight.

6. (Far.) 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}. --Youatt.

7. A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip.
[Colloq. U. S.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Clip \Clip\ (kl[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clipped} (kl[i^]pt);
p. pr. & vb. n. {Clipping}.] [OE. cluppen, clippen, to
embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs,
shears, Icel, kl[=y]pa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to
cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]
1. To embrace, hence; to encompass.

O . . . that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee
about, Would bear thee from the knowledge of
thyself. --Shak.

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

Sentenced to have his ears clipped. --Macaulay.

3. To curtail; to cut short.

All my reports go with the modest truth; No more nor
clipped, but so. --Shak.

In London they clip their words after one manner
about the court, another in the city, and a third in
the suburbs. --Swift.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be
inserted into an automatic gun [syn: {cartridge holder},
{cartridge clip}, {magazine}]
2: an instance or single occasion for some event; "This time he
succeeded"; "He called four times"; "he could do ten at a
clip" [syn: {time}]
3: any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles
4: an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or
5: the act of clipping or snipping [syn: {clipping}, {snip}]
6: a sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear"
v 1: sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the
flowers" [syn: {nip}, {nip off}, {snip}, {snip off}]
2: run at a moderately swift pace [syn: {trot}, {jog}]
3: attach with a clip; "clip the papers together" [ant: {unclip}]
4: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of "dress the
plants in the garden" [syn: {snip}, {crop}, {trim}, {lop},
{dress}, {prune}, {cut back}]
5: 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" [syn: {curtail}, {cut

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