clip

1
[ klip ]
/ klɪp /

verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.

verb (used without object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.

noun


Nearby words

  1. clinton, william jefferson,
  2. clintonia,
  3. clintonomics,
  4. clio,
  5. cliometrics,
  6. clip art,
  7. clip bond,
  8. clip forceps,
  9. clip joint,
  10. clip on

Origin of clip

1
1150–1200; Middle English clippen < Old Norse klippa to clip, cut

Related formsclip·pa·ble, adjective

clip

2
[ klip ]
/ klɪp /

noun

verb (used with or without object), clipped, clip·ping.

Origin of clip

2
before 900; Middle English clippen, Old English clyppan to embrace, surround; cognate with Old Frisian kleppa

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British Dictionary definitions for clip

clip

1
/ (klɪp) /

verb clips, clipping or clipped (mainly tr)

noun

Derived Formsclippable, adjective

Word Origin for clip

C12: from Old Norse klippa to cut; related to Low German klippen

noun

any of various small implements used to hold loose articles together or to attach one article to another
an article of jewellery that can be clipped onto a dress, hat, etc
the pointed flange on a horseshoe that secures it to the front part of the hoof

verb clips, clipping or clipped (tr)

to hold together tightly, as with a clip
archaic, or dialect to embrace

Word Origin for clip

Old English clyppan to embrace; related to Old Frisian kleppa, Lithuanian glebiu

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Word Origin and History for clip
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Medicine definitions for clip

clip

[ klĭp ]

n.

A fastener used in surgery to hold skin or other tissue in position or to control hemorrhage.

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