Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: clip  klip
  1. A metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
    - cartridge holder, cartridge clip, magazine
     
  2. An instance or single occasion for some event
    "he could do ten at a clip";
    - time
     
  3. Any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
     
  4. An article of jewellery that can be clipped onto a hat or dress
     
  5. The act of clipping or snipping
    - clipping, snip
     
  6. A sharp slanting blow
    "he gave me a clip on the ear"
Verb: clip (clipped,clipping)  klip
  1. Sever or remove by pinching or snipping
    "clip off the flowers";
    - nip, nip off, snip, snip off
     
  2. Run at a moderately swift pace
    - trot, jog
     
  3. Attach with a clip
    "clip the papers together"
     
  4. Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
    "clip the plants in the garden";
    - snip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back
     
  5. Terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
    "Personal freedom is clipped in many countries";
    - curtail, cut short

Derived forms: clipped, clipping, clips

Type of: attach, blow, case, cut, cutting, cutting off, example, fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast, instance, jewellery [Brit, Cdn], jewelry [N. Amer], run, shorten, supply chamber, thin out

Antonym: unclip

Part of: gun

Encyclopedia: Clip