clipping definition

  • noun:
    • One thing cut-off or out, specifically something clipped from a newspaper or magazine.
    • See clipped type.
    • A piece of one thing eliminated by clipping.
    • a write-up clipped from a newspaper.
    • a brief kind (of a word).
    • The work of embracing.
    • The act of cutting-off, curtailing, or decreasing; the rehearse of cutting the edges of coins.
    • That which is cut down or out of anything; an item separated by clipping.
    • The act of hitting a person from behind, for the purpose of preventing. It is unlawful in soccer because it can cause injury to the blocked player, whom cannot anticipate the activity. A penalty of 10 yards or higher can be examined up against the team regarding the offending player.
    • The work of embracing.
    • The work of cutting or shearing off.
    • A sheep-shearing.
    • whatever is clipped down or away; an item separated by clipping: as, tailors' clippings; a newspaper clipping.
    • reducing into the desired dimensions or shape
    • the act of clipping or snipping
    • an excerpt cut from a newspaper or mag
  • verb:
    • provide participle of clip.
  • others:
    • Embracing; encircling.
    • In heraldry, clasping, as two fingers. See conjoined.
    • Swift: as, a clipping rate.
    • Smart; showy; first-rate.

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