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CLIP (clipped, clipping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clip mean? 

CLIP (noun)
  The noun CLIP has 6 senses:

1. a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
2. an instance or single occasion for some event
3. any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
4. an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress
5. the act of clipping or snipping
6. a sharp slanting blow

  Familiarity information: CLIP used as a noun is common.


CLIP (verb)
  The verb CLIP has 5 senses:

1. sever or remove by pinching or snipping
2. run at a moderately swift pace
3. attach with a clip
4. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
5. terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent

  Familiarity information: CLIP used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLIP (noun)


Sense 1clip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

clip; cartridge holder; cartridge clip; magazine

Hypernyms ("clip" is a kind of...):

supply chamber (a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "clip"):

pincurl clip (a variety of clip for holding pin curls)

Holonyms ("clip" is a part of...):

gun (a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel))


Sense 2clip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An instance or single occasion for some event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

time; clip

Context examples:

this time he succeeded / he called four times / he could do ten at a clip

Hypernyms ("clip" is a kind of...):

case; example; instance (an occurrence of something)


Sense 3clip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("clip" is a kind of...):

fastener; fastening; fixing; holdfast (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "clip"):

gem clip; paper clip; paperclip (a wire or plastic clip for holding sheets of paper together)

hair slide (a decorative hinged clip that girls and women put in their hair to hold it in place)

alligator clip; bulldog clip (a clip with a spring that closes the metal jaws)

bicycle clip; trouser clip (a clip worn around a cyclist's ankles that keeps trousers from becoming caught in the bicycle chain)


Sense 4clip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("clip" is a kind of...):

jewellery; jewelry (an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems))


Sense 5clip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of clipping or snipping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

snip; clipping; clip

Hypernyms ("clip" is a kind of...):

cut; cutting; cutting off (the act of shortening something by choping off the ends)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "clip"):

nip; pinch (a small sharp bite or snip)


Sense 6clip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sharp slanting blow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he gave me a clip on the ear

Hypernyms ("clip" is a kind of...):

blow (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon)


CLIP (verb)


Sense 1clip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sever or remove by pinching or snipping

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

snip off; snip; nip off; clip; nip

Context example:

nip off the flowers

Hypernyms (to "clip" is one way to...):

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2clip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Run at a moderately swift pace

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

trot; clip; jog

Hypernyms (to "clip" is one way to...):

run (move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3clip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attach with a clip

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

clip the papers together

Hypernyms (to "clip" is one way to...):

attach (cause to be attached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP

Antonym:

unclip (remove the clip from)


Sense 4clip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

prune; snip; lop; cut back; clip; crop; trim; dress

Context example:

dress the plants in the garden

Hypernyms (to "clip" is one way to...):

thin out (make sparse)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "clip"):

shear (cut with shears)

poll; pollard (convert into a pollard)

pinch; top (cut the top off)

disbud (thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5clip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

curtail; cut short; clip

Context examples:

My speech was cut short / Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries

Hypernyms (to "clip" is one way to...):

shorten (make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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