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  3  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clipping  \Clip"ping\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  embracing.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  The  act  of  cutting  off  curtailing,  or  diminishing;  the 
  practice  of  clipping  the  edges  of  coins. 
 
  clipping  by  Englishmen  is  robbing  the  honest  man  who 
  receives  clipped  money.  --Locke. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  clipped  off  or  out  of  something  a  piece 
  separated  by  clipping;  as  newspaper  clippings. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clipping 
  n  1:  an  excerpt  cut  from  a  newspaper  or  magazine;  "he  searched 
  through  piles  of  letters  and  clippings"  [syn:  {newspaper 
  clipping},  {press  clipping},  {cutting},  {press  cutting}] 
  2:  cutting  down  to  the  desired  size  or  shape  [syn:  {trim},  {trimming}] 
  3:  the  act  of  clipping  or  snipping  [syn:  {clip},  {snip}] 




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