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4 definitions found
 for clipped
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              O . . . that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee
              about,
              Would bear thee from the knowledge of thyself.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the
        hair; to clip coin.
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              Sentenced to have his ears clipped.   --Macaulay.
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     3. To curtail; to cut short.
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              All my reports go with the modest truth;
              No more nor clipped, but so.          --Shak.
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              In London they clip their words after one manner
              about the court, another in the city, and a third in
              the suburbs.                          --Swift.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  clipped \clipped\ adj.
     1. trimmed with clippers; as, a clipped hedge.
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     2. (music) staccato; -- contrasted with legato.
  
     Syn: short.
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     3. effectively concise.
  
     Syn: brief, crisp, curt, laconic, short, terse, to the
          point(predicate).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clipped
      adj 1: cut or trimmed by clipping; "a handsome man with a
             clipped moustache"; "clipped hedges"; "close-clipped
             lawns"; "a clipped poodle"
      2: (of speech) having quick short sounds; "a clipped upper-class
         accent"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "clipped":
     Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, aposiopestic, bobbed,
     brief, brusque, capsule, capsulized, close, compact, compendious,
     compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, cropped, curt,
     curtailed, cut, cut short, digested, docked, elided, elliptic,
     epigrammatic, gnomic, laconic, mowed, mown, nipped, pithy, pointed,
     pollard, polled, pruned, reaped, reserved, sententious, shaved,
     sheared, short, short and sweet, short-cut, shortened, snub,
     snubbed, succinct, summary, synopsized, taciturn, terse, tight,
     to the point, trimmed, truncated
  
  

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