Meaning of CLIP in English


1. n. & v.


1. a device for holding things together or for attachment to an object as a marker, esp. a paper-clip or a device worked by a spring.

2 a piece of jewellery fastened by a clip.

3 a set of attached cartridges for a firearm. (clipped, clipping)

1. fix with a clip.

2 grip tightly.

3 surround closely.

Phrases and idioms:

clip-on attached by a clip.

Etymology: OE clyppan embrace f. WG 2. v. & n. (clipped, clipping)

1. cut with shears or scissors, esp. cut short or trim (hair, wool, etc.).

2 trim or remove the hair or wool of (a person or animal).

3 colloq. hit smartly.

4 a omit (a letter etc.) from a word. b omit letters or syllables of (words pronounced).

5 Brit. remove a small piece of (a ticket) to show that it has been used.

6 cut (an extract) from a newspaper etc.

7 sl. swindle, rob.

8 pare the edge of (a coin).


1. an act of clipping, esp. shearing or hair-cutting.

2 colloq. a smart blow, esp. with the hand.

3 a short sequence from a motion picture.

4 the quantity of wool clipped from a sheep, flock, etc.

5 colloq. speed, esp. rapid.

Phrases and idioms:

clip-joint sl. a club etc. charging exorbitant prices. clip a person's wings prevent a person from pursuing ambitions or acting effectively.


clippable adj.

Etymology: ME f. ON klippa, prob. imit.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.