dip

1
[ dip ]
/ dɪp /

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

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

noun

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Idioms for dip

    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

1
First recorded before 1000; Middle English verb dippen, duppen “to dip, moisten, plunge,”Old English dyppan “to baptize”; akin to German taufen “to baptize,” and to deep

synonym study for dip

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM dip

dip·pa·ble, adjective, nounun·dipped, adjective

Definition for dip (2 of 4)

dip2
[ dip ]
/ dɪp /

noun Slang.

Origin of dip

2
First recorded in 1910–15; by shortening

Definition for dip (3 of 4)

dip3
[ dip ]
/ dɪp /

noun Slang.

a naive, foolish, or obnoxious person.

Origin of dip

3
First recorded in 1925–30; 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)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for dip

British Dictionary definitions for dip (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for dip (2 of 2)

dip.

Dip.


abbreviation for

diploma
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for dip

DIP

abbr.

distal interphalangeal (as in DIP joint)
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific 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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.