Webster's Dictionary, 1913
(klĭnk) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Clinked
(klĭnkt); present participle & verbal noun Clinking
.] [ Middle English clinken
; akin to German klingen
, Dutch klinken
, SW. klinga
, Danish klinge
; probably of imitative origin. Confer Clank
, intransitive verb
] To cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by striking metallic or other sonorous bodies together.
And let me the canakin clink .
Clink (klĭnk) intransitive verb
1. To give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound. "The clinking latch." Tennyson. 2. To rhyme. [ Humorous]. Cowper.
Clink noun A slight, sharp, tinkling sound, made by the collision of sonorous bodies. " Clink and fall of swords." Shak.
Clink noun A prison cell; a lockup; -- probably orig. the name of the noted prison in Southwark, England. [ Colloq.] "I'm here in the clink ." Kipling.
nt) adjective See Clinquant .
[ From clink
; confer Dutch clinker
a brick which is so hard that it makes a sonorous sound, from clinken
to clink. Confer Clinkstone
.] 1. A mass composed of several bricks run together by the action of the fire in the kiln. 2. Scoria or vitrified incombustible matter, formed in a grate or furnace where anthracite coal in used; vitrified or burnt matter ejected from a volcano; slag. 3. A scale of oxide of iron, formed in forging. 4. A kind of brick. See Dutch clinker , under Dutch .
Clinker-built adjective (Nautical) Having the side planks (af a boat) so arranged that the lower edge of each overlaps the upper edge of the plank next below it like clapboards on a house. See Lapstreak .
; -- from its sonorousness.] (Min.) An igneous rock of feldspathic composition, lamellar in structure, and clinking under the hammer. See Phonolite .
[ Greek kli`nein
to incline + English diagonal
.] (Crystallog.) That diagonal or lateral axis in a monoclinic crystal which makes an oblique angle with the vertical axis. See Crystallization .
-- adjective Pertaining to, or the direction of, the clinodiagonal.
[ Greek kli`nein
to incline + English dome
.] (Crystallog.) See under Dome .
Clinographic adjective [ Greek kli`nein to incline + -graph .] Pertaining to that mode of projection in drawing in which the rays of light are supposed to fall obliquely on the plane of projection.
Clinoid adjective [ Greek kli`nh bed + -oid .] (Anat.) Like a bed; -- applied to several processes on the inner side of the sphenoid bone.
Clinometer noun [ Greek kli`nein to incline + -meter .] (Geol.) An instrument for determining the dip of beds or strata, pr the slope of an embankment or cutting; a kind of plumb level. Dana.
1. Pertaining to, or ascertained by, the clinometer. 2. Pertaining to the oblique crystalline forms, or to solids which have oblique angles between the axes; as, the clinometric systems.
Clinometry noun (geol.) That art or operation of measuring the inclination of strata.
Clinopinacoid noun [ Greek kli`nein to incline + English pinacoid .] (Crystallog.) The plane in crystals of the monoclinic system which is parallel to the vertical and the inclined lateral (clinidiagonal) axes.
Clinorhombic adjective [ Greek kli`nein to incline + English rhombic : confer French clinorhombique .] (Crystallog.) Possessing the qualities of a prism, obliquely inclined to a rhombic base; monoclinic.
Clinostat noun [ Greek ... to incline + ... to make to stand.] (Botany) An apparatus consisting of a slowly revolving disk, usually regulated by clockwork, by means of wich the action of external agents, as light and gravity, on growing plants may be regulated or eliminated.
Clinquant adjective [ French] Glittering; dressed in, or overlaid with, tinsel finery. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Clinquant noun Tinsel; Dutch gold.
Clio noun [ Latin , from Greek ... the proclaimer, from ... to call, tell of, make famous.] (Class. Myth.) The Muse who presided over history.
Clione noun A genus of naked pteropods. One species ( Clione papilonacea ), abundant in the Arctic Ocean, constitutes a part of the food of the Greenland whale. It is sometimes incorrectly called Clio .
(klĭp) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Clipped
(klĭpt); present participle & verbal noun Clipping
.] [ Middle English cluppen
, to embrace, Anglo-Saxon clyran
to embrace, clasp; confer Old High German kluft
tongs, shears, Icel, klȳpa
to pinch, squeeze, also Middle English clippen
to cut, shear, Danish klippe
to clip, cut, SW. & Icelandic klippa
.] 1. To embrace, hence; to encompass.
O . . . that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about, 2. To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin.
Would bear thee from the knowledge of thyself.
Sentenced to have his ears clipped . 3. To curtail; to cut short.
All my reports go with the modest truth;
No more nor clipped , but so.
In London they clip their words after one manner about the court, another in the city, and a third in the suburbs.
(klĭp) intransitive verb To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it .
Straight flies as chek, and clips it down the wind.
1. An embrace. Sir P. Sidney. 2. A cutting; a shearing. 3. The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool. 4. A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc. 5. An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree. Knight. 6. (Far.) A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; -- called also toe clip and beak . Youatt. 7. A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip . [ Colloq. U. S.]
1. (Machinery) A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing, clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc. 2. (Angling) A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing. [ Scot. & Prov. Eng.] 3. A rapid gait. "A three-minute clip ." Kipling.
Clipper noun 1. One who clips; specifically, one who clips off the edges of coin.
The value is pared off from it into the clipper's pocket. 2. A machine for clipping hair, esp. the hair of horses. 3. (Nautical) A vessel with a sharp bow, built and rigged for fast sailing.
-- Clip"per- built` adjective
» The name was first borne by "Baltimore clippers" famous as privateers in the early wars of the United States.
Clipping noun 1. The act of embracing.
[ Obsolete] 2. The act of cutting off, curtailing, or diminishing; the practice of clipping the edges of coins.
clipping by Englishmen is robbing the honest man who receives clipped money. 3. That which is clipped off or out of something; a piece separated by clipping; as, newspaper clippings .
[ French, from Old French cliquer
to click. See Click
, intransitive verb
] A narrow circle of persons associated by common interests or for the accomplishment of a common purpose; - - generally used in a bad sense.
Clique intransitive verb To To associate together in a clannish way; to act with others secretly to gain a desired end; to plot; -- used with together .
Cliquish adjective Of or pertaining to a clique; disposed to from cliques; exclusive in spirit. -- Cli"*quish*ness , noun
Cliquism noun The tendency to associate in cliques; the spirit of cliques.
Clitellus noun [ New Latin , probably from Latin clitellae a packsadle.] (Zoology) A thickened glandular portion of the body of the adult earthworm, consisting of several united segments modified for reproductive purposes.
Clitoris noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to shut up. It is concealed by the labia pudendi .] (Anat.) A small organ at the upper part of the vulva, homologous to the penis in the male.
; plural Clivities
. [ Latin clivus
hill.] Inclination; ascent or descent; a gradient.
; plural Cloacæ
. [ Latin ] 1. A sewer; as, the Cloaca Maxima of Rome. 2. A privy. 3. (Anat.) The common chamber into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals discharge in birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes.
Cloacal adjective Of or pertaining to a cloaca.
[ Of. cloque
cloak (from the bell-like shape), bell, French cloche
bell; perhaps of Celtic origin and the same word as English clock
. See 1st Clock
.] 1. A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women. 2. That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover.
No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak . Cloak bag
, a bag in which a cloak or other clothes are carried; a portmanteau. Shak.
Cloak transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Cloaked
; present participle & verbal noun Cloaking
.] To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal.
Now glooming sadly, so to cloak her matter. Syn.
-- See Palliate
Cloakedly adverb In a concealed manner.
Cloaking noun 1. The act of covering with a cloak; the act of concealing anything.
To take heed of their dissemblings and cloakings . 2. The material of which of which cloaks are made.
Cloakroom noun A room, attached to any place of public resort, where cloaks, overcoats, etc., may be deposited for a time.
Cloche noun [ French, prop., bell.] (Aëronautics) An apparatus used in controlling certain kinds of aëroplanes, and consisting principally of a steering column mounted with a universal joint at the base, which is bellshaped and has attached to it the cables for controlling the wing- warping devices, elevator planes, and the like.
[ Anglo-Saxon clucge
bell; akin to Dutch klok
clock, bell, German glocke
, Danish klokke
, Swedish klocka
, Icelandic klukka
bell, Late Latin clocca
(whence French cloche
); al perhaps of Celtic origin; confer Ir. & Gael. clog
bell, clock, W. cloch
bell. Confer Cloak
.] 1. A machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and other divisions by means of hands moving on a dial plate. Its works are moved by a weight or a spring, and it is often so constructed as to tell the hour by the stroke of a hammer on a bell. It is not adapted, like the watch, to be carried on the person. 2. A watch, esp. one that strikes.
[ Obsolete] Walton. 3. The striking of a clock.
[ Obsolete] Dryden. 4. A figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a stocking. Swift.
» The phrases what o'clock
? it is nine o'clock
, etc., are contracted from what of the clock
? it is nine of the clock
, etc. Alarm clock
. See under Alarm .
-- Astronomical clock
. (a) A clock of superior construction, with a compensating pendulum, etc., to measure time with great accuracy, for use in astronomical observatories; -- called a regulator when used by watchmakers as a standard for regulating timepieces. (b) A clock with mechanism for indicating certain astronomical phenomena, as the phases of the moon, position of the sun in the ecliptic, equation of time, etc.
-- Electric clock
. (a) A clock moved or regulated by electricity or electro-magnetism. (b) A clock connected with an electro-magnetic recording apparatus.
-- Ship's clock (Nautical)
, a clock arranged to strike from one to eight strokes, at half hourly intervals, marking the divisions of the ship's watches.
-- Sidereal clock
, an astronomical clock regulated to keep sidereal time.
Clock (klŏk) transitive verb To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.
Clock transitive verb & i. To call, as a hen. See Cluck .
Clock noun (Zoology) A large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle ( Scarabæus stercorarius ).
(klŏk"līk`) adjective Like a clock or like clockwork; mechanical.
Their services are clocklike , to be set
Backward and forward at their lord's command.
Clockwise adjective & adverb Like the motion of the hands of a clock; -- said of that direction of a rotation about an axis, or about a point in a plane, which is ordinarily reckoned negative.
Clockwork (-wûrk`) noun The machinery of a clock, or machinery resembling that of a clock; machinery which produces regularity of movement.