American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something cut off or out, especially an item clipped from a newspaper or magazine.
- n. See clipped form.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of embracing.
- Embracing; encircling.
- In heraldry, clasping, as two hands. See conjoined.
- n. The act of cutting or shearing off.
- n. A sheep-shearing.
- n. That which is clipped off or out; a piece separated by clipping: as, tailors' clippings; a newspaper clipping.
- Swift: as, a clipping pace.
- Smart; showy; first-rate.
- v. present participle of clip.
- n. countable A piece of something removed by clipping.
- n. countable An article clipped from a newspaper.
- n. countable, linguistics A short form (of a word).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The act of embracing.
- n. The act of cutting off, curtailing, or diminishing; the practice of clipping the edges of coins.
- n. That which is clipped off or out of something; a piece separated by clipping.
- n. (Football) The act of hitting a player from behind, for the purpose of blocking. It is illegal in football because it can lead to injury to the blocked player, who cannot anticipate the action. A penalty of 10 yards or more may be assessed against the team of the offending player.
- n. cutting down to the desired size or shape
- n. the act of clipping or snipping
- n. an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
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