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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a newspaper clipping/cutting (=a story cut out of a newspaper)
▪ I found some old newspaper cuttings of the band's first concert in Liverpool.
a video clip (=a short video)
▪ You can download video clips from the Internet.
Bulldog clip
clip art
clip joint
clipped tones (=quick and clear, but not very friendly)
▪ Davis’s secretary informed him in clipped tones: ‘Mr Davis is not here.’
▪ Most lessons feature still pictures and video and audio clips that let students see and hear what they are trying to achieve.
▪ Walton, using audio clips for illustration, describes some popular methods of representing bird song.
▪ Cars came by occasionally, usually at a fairly good clip.
▪ Up ahead, a thoroughfare Traffic was going across the intersection at a good clip in both directions.
▪ He was walking along at a good clip, his eyes idly panning the facades of the brownstone houses.
▪ Technological advances will soon allow users to send colour pictures, music and even video clips instead of just plain text.
▪ The sound and video clips included, though, are first rate, both in quality and variety.
▪ None of the 50-plus song or video clips lasts more than a minute.
▪ Because of the limited storage space, sound and video clips are sacrificed.
▪ Also disappointing are the video clips, mainly from the more recent chapters in Ranger history.
▪ The program also features a neat video clip of Norman introducing the game and wishing players good luck.
▪ The new system allows users with the right equipment to receive graphics, sound and even short video clips over their computers.
▪ These are specialised graphics objects that you use rather like clip art - copy them on to your own slides and then customise.
▪ I keep them around, for which I became very grateful this Christmas season when suddenly I needed some clip art.
▪ Further enhancements can be made by importing third-party graphics or using the Quatro Pro collection of clip art.
▪ Experiment with photos and high-quality clip art.
▪ MasterClips Clipart is a new library of full colour vector clip art drawn by professional artists.
▪ They are flavorful and different, without the tackiness I can not help but associate with most clip art.
▪ All the images are either taped directly to the walls or hung on bulldog clips.
▪ Lisa settled down with the bulldog clip that held the current day's orders, and Folly picked up the accounts book.
▪ He showed a selection of film clips and I was really impressed.
▪ As ever we hurtle onwards, like that old film clip showing the London-to-Brighton journey in four minutes.
▪ It lasted about 20 minutes, time only for a few film clips.
▪ Tribute to Barry Levinson, including film clips and on-stage interview, 6: 30 p. m., Sequoia Twin.
▪ Consider a film clip showing an aircraft carrier at sea.
▪ When I closed my eyes I saw the little boy with the flag again, his death rerun like a film clip.
▪ Patience said she saw the film clip on television.
▪ So a movie clip you find on a site could be in any one of an increasing number of formats.
▪ The show includes more than 200 memorable movie clips and offers chats with pivotal behind-the-scenes people.
▪ I first came across Charlie Tonelli in some Des Moines newspaper clips from back in the 1940s.
▪ And a newspaper clip turned up a Tonelli who plays for the Toronto Spitfires, a wheelchair basketball team.
▪ All those newspaper clips were what led me to imagine it that way.
▪ But this one will make Yamaha's heavily-braced unit look like a paper clip.
▪ Cyril was picking at something inside his ear, using a paper clip.
▪ A paper clip slipped along the narrow fold makes the players stand more easily.
▪ I April sent him writing utensils, paper clips, envelopes, and other office supplies purloined from the school.
▪ You might give them a clip round the ear.
▪ Matinee gives you over 30 clips of video to edit and view.
▪ Surgeons, however, have used metallic implants such as clips and automatic sutures for a long time without any such complication reported.
▪ Cyril was picking at something inside his ear, using a paper clip.
▪ These are specialised graphics objects that you use rather like clip art - copy them on to your own slides and then customise.
▪ Walton, using audio clips for illustration, describes some popular methods of representing bird song.
▪ Do not use types having clip on lids, slide-in panels, etc.
▪ More useful is the hood, which is brilliantly simple to use-two clips to unlatch and it's down.
▪ A friend sent me a clip from the Boston Globe.
▪ a paper clip
▪ Fasten the microphone clip to your shirt.
▪ I saw a clip from the new Michael Douglas movie on TV last night.
▪ The new software makes it possible to cut and paste sound or video clips from one application to another.
▪ The police have released a video clip of the attack.
▪ They showed a few clips from Mel Gibson's new movie.
▪ Sherman thinks the economy is growing at roughly a 2 percent clip, a slow, but not a worrisome pace.
▪ Some smashing clips were sabotaged by the usual sloppy Watchmaker research.
▪ The committee also is establishing an Inaugural Channel with up-to-the-minute news and multimedia clips on the inauguration.
▪ The sound and video clips included, though, are first rate, both in quality and variety.
▪ The spring-loaded clips of looseleaf folders snap shut with a noise like revolver shots.
▪ The world overflows with these rifles and their banana clips.
▪ I only had some teeth that clipped in, and I messed with my hair.
▪ John once again had his wings clipped.
▪ Review: I sought these out, because the coupon I had clipped touted a cooking method on the grill.
▪ The outer is then draped over and clipped to the base of inner.
▪ The remote control was clipped to the sun visor and he pressed the button.
▪ When Travel Weekly comes in the mail, I can clip the stories I want to file.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Clip \Clip\ (kl[i^]p), v. i. To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it.

Straight flies as chek, and clips it down the wind.


Clip \Clip\, n.

  1. An embrace.
    --Sir P. Sidney.

  2. A cutting; a shearing.

  3. The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool.

  4. A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc.

  5. An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree.

  6. (Far.) A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; -- called also toe clip and beak.

  7. A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip.

  8. (Mach.) A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing, clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc.

  9. (Angling) A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

  10. A rapid gait. ``A three-minute clip.''


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.

  2. To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin.

    Sentenced to have his ears clipped.

  3. To curtail; to cut short.

    All my reports go with the modest truth; No more nor clipped, but so.

    In London they clip their words after one manner about the court, another in the city, and a third in the suburbs.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"to cut or sever with a sharp instrument," c.1200, from a Scandinavian source (compare Old Norse klippa, Swedish klippa, Danish klippe "clip, shear, cut") probably echoic. Related: Clipped; clipping.\n

\nMeaning "to pronounce short" is from 1520s. The verb has a long association with shady activities, originally especially in reference to cutting or shaving metal from coins (c.1400), but later extended to swindles from the sense "to shear sheep," hence clip-joint "place that overcharges outrageously" (1933, American English, a term from Prohibition). To clip (someone's) wings figuratively (1590s) is from the method of preventing a captive bird from flying.


"fasten, hold together by pressure," also (mostly archaic) "to embrace," from Old English clyppan "to embrace, clasp; surround; prize, honor, cherish;" related to Old Frisian kleppa "to embrace, love," Old High German klaftra, German klafter "fathom" (on notion of outstretched arms). Also compare Lithuanian glebys "armful," globiu "to embrace, support." Meaning "to fasten, bind" is early 14c. Meaning "to fasten with clips" is from 1902. Related: Clipped; clipping. Original sense of the verb is preserved in U.S. football clipping penalty.


"something for attaching or holding," mid-14c., probably from clip (v.2). Meaning "receptacle containing several cartridges for a repeating firearm" is from 1901. Meaning "piece of jewelry fastened by a clip" is from 1937. This is also the source of paper clip (1854). Old English had clypp "an embrace."


mid-15c., "shears," from clip (v.1). Meaning "act of clipping" is from 1825, originally of sheep-shearing, later of haircuts. Meaning "rate of speed" is 1867 (compare clipper). Meaning "an extract from a movie" is from 1958.


Etymology 1 n. 1 Something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another. 2 (context slang English) An unspecified but normally understood as rapid speed or pace. 3 (context obsolete English) 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 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. 6 (cx fishing UK Scotland English) A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing. vb. 1 To grip tightly. 2 To fasten with a clip. 3 (context archaic English) To hug, embrace. Etymology 2

n. 1 Something which has been clipped; a small portion of a larger whole, especially an excerpt of a larger work. 2 An act of clipping, such as a haircut. 3 The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool. 4 (context uncountable Geordie English) The condition of something, its state. 5 (context informal English) A blow with the hand. vb. 1 To cut, especially with scissors or shears as opposed to a knife etc. 2 To curtail; to cut short. 3 (context dialectal informal English) To strike with the hand. 4 (context American football English) 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. 5 (context signal processing English) to cut off a signal level at a certain maximum value 6 (context computer graphics English) To discard (an occluded part of a model or scene) rather than waste resources on rendering it.

  1. n. a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun [syn: cartridge holder, cartridge clip, magazine]

  2. an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip" [syn: time]

  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 [syn: clipping, snip]

  6. a sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear"

  7. [also: clipping, clipped]

  1. v. sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers" [syn: nip, nip off, snip, snip off]

  2. run at a moderately swift pace [syn: trot, jog]

  3. attach with a clip; "clip the papers together" [ant: unclip]

  4. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden" [syn: snip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back]

  5. terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries" [syn: curtail, cut short]

  6. [also: clipping, clipped]

Clip (firearms)

A clip is a device that is used to store multiple rounds of ammunition together as a unit, ready for insertion into the magazine or cylinder of a firearm. This speeds up the process of loading and reloading the firearm as several rounds can be loaded at once, rather than one round being loaded at a time. Several different types of clips exist, most of which are made of inexpensive metal stampings that are designed to be disposable, though they are often re-used.

The defining difference between clips and magazines is the presence of a feed mechanism in a magazine, typically a spring-loaded follower, which a clip lacks.


CLIP (cross-linking immunoprecipitation) is a method used in molecular biology that combines UV cross-linking with immunoprecipitation in order to analyse protein interactions with RNA or to precisely locate RNA modifications (e.g. m6A). CLIP-based techniques can be used to map RNA binding protein binding sites or RNA modification sites of interest on a genome-wide scale, thereby increasing the understanding of post-transcriptional regulatory networks.

Clip (compiler)

Clip compiler is a multi-platform (Linux and Windows (Cygwin)) Clipper programming language compiler with many additional features and libraries (for gtk, fivewin, netto, MySQL, ODBC, cti, tcp, gzip, Interbase, Oracle, Postgres), which is quite fast, has support for Hyper-Six and FoxPro RDD's, and can compile existing Clipper source code with very minor changes.

It has support for all the features in the original compiler, can access multiple types of databases such as Oracle, Informix, Interbase, MySQL, Postgres, all Xbase dialects (tables: Foxpro, Visual FoxPro, COMIX, indexes: NDX,NTX,CDX,)

It supports object-oriented programming, preprocessor, dynamic and static libraries, several functions for math, string management, arrays or vectors.

Clip is licensed under a "GPL type" License and uses the GNU CC compiler.

CLIP (protein)

CLIP or Class II-associated invariant chain peptide is the part of the invariant chain (Ii) that binds MHC class II groove and remains there until the MHC receptor is fully assembled. The purpose of CLIP is to prevent the binding of self-peptide fragments prior to MHC II localization within the endo/ lysosome.

During MHC II assembly, invariant chain complexes with the MHC II complex. In a special endosome called the MHC II compartment, cathepsin S cleaves the invariant chain, leaving CLIP bound to the MHC II complex. In presence of antigen peptide fragments, HLA-DM then binds to the MHC II molecule, releasing CLIP and allowing peptides to bind. MHC II with bound antigen is then transported to the cell membrane for presentation. HLA-DO can inhibit the reaction catalysed by HLA-DM.

Category:Immune system

Clip (film)

Clip ( Serbian: Klip, Клип) is a 2012 Serbian drama film directed by Maja Miloš and tells the story about young teenager girl Jasna who is obsessed with sex. The film became controversial for its depiction of some explicit scenes, supposedly performed by then fourteen years old actress Isidora Simjonović. However, the authenticity of those scenes is still debatable.

The director said in her interviews that Simjonović had been exposed to some degree of explicitness, however Miloš didn't tell how much of it nor to what kind of sexual acts. Also, Miloš said that prosthetic, dildos, special visual effects, body doubles had also been used, as well as the film had had long post production period but actually, she said nothing about unsimulated sex. However, due to the both film's hyper-realism and the use of minors as the main actors, film was banned in Russia as being a child pornography.

The film was released in Serbia on April 12, 2012 at Belgrade's Sava Center. It won KNF Award and Tiger Award at the 2012 Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Usage examples of "clip".

Then again, maybe the clip embodies an absurdist view of life that he kept hidden from his peers, most of whom perceived him to have the famished appetites and clouded sensibility of a creature in a shooter game.

The artwork is classic Americana, the rugs handwoven, and the canopy on the bed 249 With a clipped growl, she crushed the sheet in her -hand and sent it after the others.

Kalashnikov is in my hand, the gun heavy with a full clip of antipersonnel rounds.

The antistatic wire still hung from his wrist but its crocodile clip no longer clasped anything.

Ares Special Service automatics, medium autos with silencers and extended fourteen-round clips.

Now, in my opinion, this can only be a preparation for a take-over of Battersea, an erosion of our freedom, a new and subtle kind of slavery and a clipping of ears.

Oh, and I also have a beadwork clip and a bag of earrings I was hoping to sell.

Troop Guide Bikaner had secretly clipped bits of hair from three of the court animals.

Here, he told us the story of his adventures, in a disjoint fashion punctuated by small yelps as I cleaned the injury, clipped bits of clotted hair away, and put five or six stitches into his scalp.

As another Blackshirt spread a dingy tablecloth across the floor by the chair I was tied to, the one with the bag drew out a thin length of rubber tubing with what appeared to be flanged steel needles at either end, and some metal clips.

Even her jewelry, each piece of it, evoked a sense of its owner: heavy gold and diamond earrings so oversized she had to un clip them to talk on the telephone, and a pin fashioned to resemble a boutonniere, set with a stone an inch or two in diameter--as big as an actual flower--a sort of boldness that nobody else could carry off.

Dropping his sword, he used his freed right hand to unsnap the clip, then tore the buttstock from her weakened grip and hurled it beyond her reach.

Aenea once told me that there used to be fixed carbon-carbon lines running the length of the slideway, and the sledders had clipped on to them much as we would a cableway or rappel line, using a special low-friction clip ring similar to the cable pulley to keep from losing speed.

Here is an interesting clip made by a cameraperson who was in a helicopter over Changsha at the time it was destroyed.

He then surprised Jim by retrieving and inspecting his tether cord, sliding his hand up to the end, and clipping the carabiner back on the guide wire again.