clip

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: klĭp, IPA(key): /klɪp/, [kl̥ʰɪp]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English clippen, cleppen, clüppen, from Old English clyppan (to hug, embrace, cherish, clasp), from Proto-Germanic *klumpijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *glemb-, *glembʰ- (lump, clump, clod, clamp). Cognate with Old Frisian kleppa, klippa (to hug, embrace), Middle High German klimpen, klimpfen (to contract tightly, constrict, squeeze).

Verb[edit]

clip (third-person singular simple present clips, present participle clipping, simple past and past participle clipped)

  1. To grip tightly.
  2. To fasten with a clip.
    Please clip the photos to the pages where they will go.
  3. (archaic) To hug, embrace.
    • c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene ii]:
      What, fifty of my followers at a clap!
    • 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: [] G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] [], OCLC 731622352:
      When we had sufficiently graduated our advances towards the main point, by toying, kissing, clipping, feeling my breasts, now round and plump, feeling that part of me I might call a furnace-mouth, from the prodigious intense heat his fiery touches had rekindled there, my young sportsman, embolden'd by every freedom he could wish, wantonly takes my hand, and carries it to that enormous machine of his
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter III:[1]
      White thy fambles, red thy gan
      And thy quarrons dainty is.
      Couch a hogshead with me then.
      In the darkmans clip and kiss.
  4. (slang) To collect signatures, generally with the use of a clipboard.
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

clip (plural clips)

(1) For attaching a penknife to a belt
(4) Magazine
  1. Something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another.
    Use this clip to attach the check to your tax form.
  2. An unspecified but normally understood as rapid speed or pace.
    She reads at a pretty good clip.
    He was walking at a fair clip and I was out of breath trying to keep up.
  3. (obsolete) An embrace.
  4. A frame containing a number of bullets which is intended to be inserted into the magazine of a firearm to allow for rapid reloading.
  5. (colloquial) The removable magazine of a firearm.
  6. A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; a toe clip or beak.
    • 1831-1850, William Youatt, On the Structure and the Diseases of the Horse
      The heel - clips are two clips at the heels of the side bars , which correspond to the toe - clip ; the latter embracing the toe of the crust , whilst the former embrace its heels
  7. (fishing, UK, Scotland) A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing.
Derived terms[edit]
Terms derived from clip (noun)
Descendants[edit]
  • Japanese: クリップ (kurippu)
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English clippen, from Old Norse klippa (to clip, cut the hair, shear sheep). Cognate with Icelandic klippa (to clip), Swedish klippa (to clip), Danish klippe (to clip), Norwegian Bokmål klippe (to clip).

Verb[edit]

clip (third-person singular simple present clips, present participle clipping, simple past and past participle clipt or clipped)

  1. To cut, especially with scissors or shears as opposed to a knife etc.
    She clipped my hair with her scissors.
    Please clip that coupon out of the newspaper.
  2. To curtail; to cut short.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene vii]:
      All my reports go with the modest truth; / No more nor clipped, but so.
    • 1712 March 4 (date written; Gregorian calendar), J[onathan] Swift, A Proposal for Correcting, Improving and Ascertaining the English Tongue; [], 2nd edition, London: [] Benj[amin] Tooke, [], published 1712, OCLC 1102741209, page 23:
      Not only the ſeveral Towns and Countries[sic – meaning Counties] of England, have a different way of pronouncing, but even here in London they clip their Words after one Manner about the Court, another in the City, and a third in the Suburbs; and in a few Years, it is probable, will all differ from themſelves, as Fancy or Faſhion ſhall direct: All which, reduced to Writing, would entirely confound Orthography.
  3. (dialectal, informal) To strike with the hand.
    I’ll clip ye round the lugs!
  4. To hit or strike, especially in passing.
    The car skidded off the road and clipped a lamppost.
  5. (American football) To perform an illegal tackle, throwing the body across the back of an opponent's leg or hitting him from the back below the waist while moving up from behind unless the opponent is a runner or the action is in close line play.
  6. (signal processing) To cut off a signal level at a certain maximum value.
    • 2004, John Jackman, Lighting for Digital Video and Television (page 25)
      The WFM display above shows a very contrasty picture with clipped whites and blacks.
  7. (computer graphics) To discard (an occluded part of a model or scene) rather than waste resources on rendering it.
  8. (computer graphics, transitive, intransitive) (Of a camera, character model, etc.) To move (through or into) (a rendered object or barrier).
    The camera keeps clipping that ceiling.
    Clipping through walls is integral to the game's speedruns.
    1. (computer graphics, ergative) To move the camera, a character model, or another object (through or into a rendered object or barrier).
      Oh, no, I clipped my avatar through the barrier!
  9. To cheat, swindle, or fleece.
  10. to grab or take stealthily
Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

clip (countable and uncountable, plural clips)

  1. Something which has been clipped from a larger whole:
    1. The product of a single shearing of sheep.
    2. A season's crop of wool.
    3. A section of video taken from a film, broadcast, or other longer video
      The morning news today played a clip of last night's debate.
      The 100th episode of Seinfeld consisted of clips from previous episodes.
    4. A newspaper clipping.
  2. An act of clipping, such as a haircut.
    I went into the salon to get a clip.
  3. (uncountable, Tyneside) The condition of something, its state.
    Deeky the clip of that aad wife ower thor!
  4. (informal) A blow with the hand (often in the set phrase clip round the ear)
    Give him a clip round the ear!
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Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • Frank Graham (1987) The New Geordie Dictionary, →ISBN
  • National Football League (2007). Official Rules of the National Football League 2007. Triumph Books.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English clip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clip m (plural clips)

  1. music video
  2. clip-on (earring)

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

clip (present analytic clipeann, future analytic clipfidh, verbal noun clipeadh, past participle clipthe)

  1. (transitive) prick; tease, torment
  2. (transitive) tire, wear, out

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • clipire m (teaser, tormentor)
  • cliptheach (prickly; teasing, tormenting, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
clip chlip gclip
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "clip" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “clip” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “clip” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English clip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clip m (invariable)

  1. clip
  2. paper clip

References[edit]

  1. ^ clip in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English clip.

Noun[edit]

clip n (plural clipuri)

  1. clip (video)

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English clip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clip m (plural clips)

  1. paper clip
    Synonym: sujetapapeles
  2. clip (something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another.)
    pendientes de clipclip earrings
  3. clip (a frame containing a number of bullets which is intended to be inserted into the magazine of a firearm to allow for rapid reloading.)
    Synonym: fragmento

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