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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clip  \Clip\  (kl[i^]p),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clipped}  (kl[i^]pt); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Clipping}.]  [OE.  cluppen  clippen,  to 
  embrace,  AS  clyran  to  embrace,  clasp;  cf  OHG.  kluft  tongs, 
  shears,  Icel,  kl[=y]pa  to  pinch,  squeeze,  also  OE  clippen  to 
  cut,  shear,  Dan.  klippe  to  clip,  cut,  SW  &  Icel.  klippa.] 
  1.  To  embrace,  hence  to  encompass. 
 
  O  .  .  .  that  Neptune's  arms,  who  clippeth  thee 
  about  Would  bear  thee  from  the  knowledge  of 
  thyself.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  cut  off  as  with  shears  or  scissors;  as  to  clip  the 
  hair;  to  clip  coin. 
 
  Sentenced  to  have  his  ears  clipped.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  curtail;  to  cut  short. 
 
  All  my  reports  go  with  the  modest  truth;  No  more  nor 
  clipped,  but  so  --Shak. 
 
  In  London  they  clip  their  words  after  one  manner 
  about  the  court,  another  in  the  city,  and  a  third  in 
  the  suburbs.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clipped 
  adj  1:  having  an  end  or  small  portion  cut  off  "birds  with  clipped 
  wings  cannot  fly"  [ant:  {unclipped}] 
  2:  (of  animals)  having  ears  or  tail  cut  short;  "doberman 
  pinschers  with  docked  tails  and  ears"  [syn:  {docked}] 
  3:  cut  or  trimmed  by  clipping;  "a  handsome  man  with  a  clipped 
  moustache";  "clipped  hedges";  "close-clipped  lawns";  "a 
  clipped  poodle" 
  4:  (of  speech)  having  quick  short  sounds;  "a  clipped 
  upper-class  accent" 




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