Clamp vs Clip - What's the difference?

clamp | clip |


As nouns the difference between clamp and clip

is that clamp is a brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together while clip is something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another or clip can be something which has been clipped; a small portion of a larger whole, especially an excerpt of a larger work.

As verbs the difference between clamp and clip

is that clamp is (intransitive) to fasten in place or together with (or as if with) a clamp while clip is to grip tightly or clip can be to cut, especially with scissors or shears as opposed to a knife etc.

clamp

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together.
  • A mass of bricks heaped up to be burned; or of ore for roasting, or of coal coking.
  • A piece of wood (batten) across the grain of a board end to keep it flat, as in a breadboard.
  • A heavy footstep; a tramp.
  • Derived terms

    * clover clamp * nipple clamp

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (intransitive) To fasten in place or together with (or as if with) a clamp .
  • * 1897 , (Bram Stoker), (Dracula) Chapter 21
  • As we burst into the room, the Count turned his face, and the hellish look that I had heard described seemed to leap into it. His eyes flamed red with devilish passion. The great nostrils of the white aquiline nose opened wide and quivered at the edge, and the white sharp teeth, behind the full lips of the blood dripping mouth, clamped together like those of a wild beast.
  • To tread heavily or clumsily; to clump or clomp.
  • * Thackeray
  • The policeman with clamping feet.
  • To hold or grip tightly.
  • To modify a numeric value so it lies within a specific range.
  • (UK, obsolete, transitive) To cover (vegetables, etc.) with earth.
  • Derived terms

    * clamp down

    See also

    * clasp * vise, vice

    clip

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) clyppan, from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (clipp)
  • To grip tightly.
  • To fasten with a clip.
  • Please clip the photos to the pages where they will go.
  • (archaic) To hug, embrace.
  • * Shakespeare
  • O that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about, / Would bear thee from the knowledge of thyself.
    {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=5 , When we had sufficiently graduated our advances towards the main point, by toying, kissing, clipping , feeling my breasts, now round and plump, feeling that part of me I might call a furnace-mouth, from the prodigious intense heat his fiery touches had rekindled there, my young sportsman, embolden'd by every freedom he could wish, wantonly takes my hand, and carries it to that enormous machine of his}}
  • (slang) To collect signatures, generally with the use of a clipboard.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another.
  • Use this clip to attach the check to your tax form.
  • (slang) An unspecified but normally understood as rapid speed or pace.
  • She reads at a pretty good clip .
  • (obsolete) An embrace.
  • (Sir Philip Sidney)
  • A frame containing a number of bullets which is intended to be inserted into the magazine of a firearm to allow for rapid reloading.
  • 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.
  • (Youatt)
    Derived terms
    * binder clip * paper clip

    Etymology 2

    Probably from (etyl) klippa.

    Verb

  • To cut, especially with scissors or shears as opposed to a knife etc.
  • She clipped my hair with her scissors.
    Please clip that coupon out of the newspaper.
  • * Macaulay
  • sentenced to have his ears clipped
  • To curtail; to cut short.
  • * Shakespeare
  • All my reports go with the modest truth; / No more nor clipped , but so.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • In London they clip their words after one manner about the court, another in the city, and a third in the suburbs.
  • (dialectal, informal) To strike with the hand.
  • I'll clip ye round the lugs!
  • (American football) 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.
  • (signal processing) to cut off a signal level at a certain maximum value
  • (computer graphics) To discard (an occluded part of a model or scene) rather than waste resources on rendering it.
  • Noun

  • Something which has been clipped; a small portion of a larger whole, especially an excerpt of a larger work.
  • They played a clip of last night's debate.
  • An act of clipping, such as a haircut.
  • I went into the salon to get a clip .
  • The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool.
  • (uncountable, informal) A speed or pace.
  • He was walking at a pretty good clip and I was out of breath trying to keep up.
  • (uncountable, Geordie) The condition of something, its state.
  • Deeky the clip of that aad wife ower thor!
  • (informal) A blow with the hand.
  • Give him a clip round the ear!

    References

    * * National Football League (2007). Official Rules of the National Football League 2007 . Triumph Books.

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