Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something cut off or out, especially an item clipped from a newspaper or magazine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of cutting or shearing off.
  • noun A sheep-shearing.
  • noun That which is clipped off or out; a piece separated by clipping: as, tailors' clippings; a newspaper clipping.
  • noun The act of embracing.
  • Embracing; encircling.
  • In heraldry, clasping, as two hands. See conjoined.
  • Swift: as, a clipping pace.
  • Smart; showy; first-rate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The act of embracing.
  • noun The act of cutting off, curtailing, or diminishing; the practice of clipping the edges of coins.
  • noun That which is clipped off or out of something; a piece separated by clipping.
  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of clip.
  • noun countable A piece of something removed by clipping.
  • noun countable An article clipped from a newspaper.
  • noun countable, linguistics A short form (of a word).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun cutting down to the desired size or shape
  • noun the act of clipping or snipping
  • noun an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The back inside cover with a clipping from a magazine.

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  • A clipping from the Natal Daily News showing the photographs of several Servicemen from Natal who had been captured or wounded.

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  • The back inside cover with a clipping from a magazine.

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  • Also, this causes the "favourites" heart icon to vanish, so no clipping is also possible.

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  • At left: a clipping from a newspaper article about the pursuit, as well as a mugshot of unknown origin.

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  • At left: a clipping from a newspaper article about the pursuit, as well as a mugshot of unknown origin.

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  • The idea that DVD clipping is simply a matter of convenience compared to other methods is deeply flawed as applied to noncommercial remix.

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  • The results are generally rather sad, but the following clipping from the New York Globe sums up the whole man-in-the-street point of view briefly, conclusively, and with engaging candour:

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  • The results are generally rather sad, but the following clipping from the New York Globe sums up the whole man-in-the-street point of view briefly, conclusively, and with engaging candour:

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  • I like this clipping from a police blotter in the Silicon Valley area.

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  • one of the definitions is "to shorten a word by dropping one or more syllables"

    June 18, 2007

  • another definition is from audio jargon, where input exceeds the dynamic capacity of a microphone and is "clipped".

    February 5, 2010