clipping

[ klip-ing ]
/ ˈklɪp ɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that clips.
a piece clipped off or out, especially an article, advertisement, etc., clipped from a newspaper or magazine.

adjective

serving or tending to clip.
Informal. swift: a clipping pace.

Origin of clipping

1300–50; Middle English. See clip1, -ing2, -ing1

Related forms

clip·ping·ly, adverb

Definition for clipping (2 of 3)

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

Origin of clip

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

Related forms

clip·pa·ble, adjective

Definition for clipping (3 of 3)

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 clipping (1 of 3)

clipping

/ (ˈklɪpɪŋ) /

noun

something cut out or trimmed off, esp an article from a newspaper; cutting
the distortion of an audio or visual signal in which the tops of peaks with a high amplitude are cut off, caused by, for example, overloading of amplifier circuits

adjective

(prenominal) informal fasta clipping pace

British Dictionary definitions for clipping (2 of 3)

clip

1
/ (klɪp) /

verb clips, clipping or clipped (mainly tr)

noun

Derived Forms

clippable, adjective

Word Origin for clip

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

British Dictionary definitions for clipping (3 of 3)

clip

2
/ (klɪp) /

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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Medicine definitions for clipping

clip

[ klĭp ]

n.

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