dip

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[ dip ]
/ dɪp /
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verb (used with object), dipped or (Archaic) dipt; dip·ping.

verb (used without object), dipped or (Archaic) dipt; dip·ping.

noun

Idioms

    at the dip, Nautical. not fully raised; halfway up the halyard: an answering pennant flown at the dip.Compare close(def 75b).

Origin of dip

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before 1000; Middle English dippen (v.), Old English dyppan; akin to German taufen to baptize, and to deep
Related formsdip·pa·ble, adjective, nounun·dipped, adjective

Synonym study

1. Dip, immerse, plunge refer to putting something into liquid. To dip is to put down into a liquid quickly or partially and lift out again: to dip a finger into water to test the temperature. Immerse denotes a lowering into a liquid until covered by it: to immerse meat in salt water. Plunge adds a suggestion of force or suddenness to the action of dipping: to plunge a chicken into boiling water before stripping off the feathers.

Definition for dip (2 of 4)

dip

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[ dip ]
/ dɪp /

noun Slang.


Origin of dip

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by shortening

Definition for dip (3 of 4)

dip

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[ dip ]
/ dɪp /

noun Slang.

a naive, foolish, or obnoxious person.

Origin of dip

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probably back formation from dippy

Definition for dip (4 of 4)

DIP

[ dip ]
/ dɪp /

noun Computers.

a packaged chip that connects to a circuit board by means of pins.

Origin of DIP

d(ual) i(n-line) p(ackage)
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British Dictionary definitions for dip

dip

/ (dɪp) /

verb dips, dipping or dipped


noun

See also dip into, dip out

Word Origin for dip

Old English dyppan; related to Old High German tupfen to wash, German taufen to baptize; see deep
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Science definitions for dip

dip

[ dĭp ]

The downward inclination of a rock stratum or vein in reference to the plane of the horizon.
See magnetic inclination.

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