Entertainment / Literature / Clip: To form a word by abbreviating a longer expression, or a word formed by the same process. For instance, the word auto (as in 'auto shop') is a clipped form of automobile.

Other Words for Clip

Clip Noun Synonyms: trim (off), lop (off), cut (off), crop, bob, snip
Clip Verb Synonyms: clasp, fasten, fix, attach, hold, clinch, staple


Entertainment / Literature / Eclipsis: (Greek 'leaving out,' cf. Modern English eclipse) A type of enallage in which an author or poet omits essential grammatical elements to create a poetic or artful effect. One example might be the follo MORE


Entertainment / Football / Clipping: An illegal block in which the victim is blocked from the back and at or below the waist; the penalty is 15 yards. Originally, clipping was defined as any block from the back, but is now restricted to MORE


Science / Astrology / Eclipse: An occultation, commonly used in reference to a darkening of the Sun or Moon. Solar eclipses occur at the times of those new Moons when the Moon, Sun and Earth are aligned so that the Moon blocks the MORE

H Clip

Business / Construction / H Clip: Small metal clips formed like an 'H' that fits at the joints of two plywood (or wafer board) sheets to stiffen the joint. Normally used on the roof sheeting. MORE

Film Clips

Entertainment / Photography / Film Clips: Metal or plastic clips used to prevent the curling of a length of drying film. MORE

Hurricane Clip

Business / Construction / Hurricane Clip: Metal straps that are nailed and secure the roof rafters and trusses to the top horizontal wall plate. Sometimes called a Teco clip. MORE