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clipped | clipper | clipper ship | clippers | clippety-clop | clipping | clique | cliquish | cliquishly | cliquishness | cliquism

clipping (root: clip)

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Adjective, Noun
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clip=ping

CIDE DICTIONARY

clippingn. 
  •  The act of embracing.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of cutting off, curtailing, or diminishing; the practice of clipping the edges of coins.
    "This practise was common when precious metals such as silver or gold were used in commonly circulated major coins, such as the dime, quarter, and higher denominations; scoundrels would remove small slivers of precious metal from the edges of many coins, eventually accumulating enough precious metal to be worth a significant sum, while passing on the clipped coins at their nominal values. After most governments discontinued coinage in silver and gold in the late 1900's, the practice became obsolete. The serrations, or milling, at the edges of coins was introduced to defeat the practice by making the result of clipping evident. Many coins continued to be made with milled edges even after the practice of clipping was rendered pointless by use of non-precious metals in coinage."  [1913 Webster]
    "clipping by Englishmen is robbing the honest man who receives clipped money."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is clipped off or out of something; a piece separated by clipping; as, newspaper clippings.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of hitting a player from behind, for the purpose of blocking. It is illegal in football because it can lead to injury to the blocked player, who cannot anticipate the action. A penalty of 10 yards or more may be assessed against the team of the offending player.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

clipping, n. a piece clipped or cut from something, esp. from a newspaper.

THESAURUS

clipping

abbreviation, ana, analects, anthology, apocope, aposiopesis, bit, butt, chip, chunk, clip, clippings, collectanea, collection, collop, contraction, crasis, crumb, cut, cutting, cuttings, dollop, elision, ellipsis, end, excerpta, excerpts, extracts, florilegium, flowers, fragment, fragments, gleanings, gob, gobbet, hunk, lump, miscellanea, miscellany, modicum, moiety, morsel, paring, particle, piece, pruning, rasher, scoop, scrap, shard, shaving, shiver, shortening, shred, slice, sliver, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip, snippet, splinter, stitch, stump, syncope, syneresis, tatter, truncation

ROGET THESAURUS

clipping

Smallness

N smallness, littleness, tenuity, paucity, fewness, meanness, insignificance (unimportance), mediocrity, moderation, small quantity, modicum, trace, hint, minimum, vanishing point, material point, atom, particle, molecule, corpuscle, point, speck, dot, mote, jot, iota, ace, minutiae, details, look, thought, idea, soupcon, dab, dight, whit, tittle, shade, shadow, spark, scintilla, gleam, touch, cast, grain, scruple, granule, globule, minim, sup, sip, sop, spice, drop, droplet, sprinkling, dash, morceau, screed, smack, tinge, tincture, inch, patch, scantling, tatter, cantlet, flitter, gobbet, mite, bit, morsel, crumb, seed, fritter, shive, snip, snippet, snick, snack, snatch, slip, scrag, chip, chipping, shiver, sliver, driblet, clipping, paring, shaving, hair, nutshell, thimbleful, spoonful, handful, capful, mouthful, fragment, fraction, drop in the ocean, animalcule, trifle, mere nothing, next to nothing, hardly anything, just enough to swear by, the shadow of a shade, finiteness, finite quantity, small, little, diminutive, minute, fine, inconsiderable, paltry, faint, slender, light, slight, scanty, scant, limited, meager, sparing, few, low, so-so, middling, tolerable, no great shakes, below par, under par, below the mark, at a low ebb, halfway, moderate, modest, tender, subtle, inappreciable, evanescent, infinitesimal, homeopathic, very small, atomic, corpuscular, microscopic, molecular, subatomic, mere, simple, sheer, stark, bare, near run, dull, petty, shallow, stolid, ungifted, unintelligent, to a small extent, on a small scale, a little bit, a wee bit, slightly, imperceptibly, miserably, wretchedly, insufficiently, imperfectly, faintly, passably, pretty well, well enough, partially, in part, in a certain degree, to a certain degree, to a certain extent, comparatively, some, rather in some degree, in some measure, something, somewhat, simply, only, purely, merely, at least, at the least, at most, at the most, ever so little, as little as may be, tant soit peu, in ever so small a degree, thus far, pro tanto, within bounds, in a manner, after a fashion, so to speak, almost, nearly, well-nigh, short of, not quite, all but, near upon, close upon, peu s'en faut, near the mark, within an ace of, within an inch of, on the brink of, scarcely, hardly, barely, only just, no more than, about, thereabouts, somewhere about, nearly, say, be the same, be little more or less, no ways, no way, no wise, not at all, not in the least, not a bit, not a bit of it, not a whit, not a jot, not a shadow, in no wise, in no respect, by no means, by no manner of means, on no account, at no hand, dare pondus idonea fumo, magno conatu magnas nugas, small sands the mountain, moments make the year.


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