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[ dip ]
/ dɪp /
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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
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Idioms about 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

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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

Other definitions for dip (2 of 4)

dip2
[ dip ]
/ dɪp /

noun Slang.

Origin of dip

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First recorded in 1910–15; by shortening

Other definitions 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

Other definitions 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 (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
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Medical definitions for dip

DIP

abbr.
distal interphalangeal (as in DIP joint)
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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.
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