piping

[ pahy-ping ]
/ ˈpaɪ pɪŋ /

noun

adjective

Idioms

    piping hot, (of food or drink) very hot.

Origin of piping

1200–50; Middle English (gerund); see pipe1, -ing1, -ing2

Related forms

pip·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for piping (2 of 2)

Origin of pipe

1
before 1000; (noun) Middle English, Old English pīpe musical pipe, tube (cognate with Dutch pijp, Low German pīpe, German Pfeife, Old Norse pīpa) < Vulgar Latin *pīpa, derivative of Latin pīpāre to chirp, play a pipe; (v.) Middle English pipen; in part continuing Old English pīpian to play a pipe < Latin pīpāre; in part < Old French piper to make a shrill sound < Latin pīpāre (cf. peep2)

Related forms

pipe·less, adjectivepipe·like, adjectiveun·piped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for piping (1 of 3)

piping

/ (ˈpaɪpɪŋ) /

noun

adjective

making a shrill sound
archaic relating to the pipe (associated with peace), as opposed to martial instruments, such as the fife or trumpet

adverb

piping hot extremely hot

British Dictionary definitions for piping (2 of 3)

pipe

1
/ (paɪp) /

noun

verb

See also pipe down, pipe up

Derived Forms

pipeless, adjectivepipy, adjective

Word Origin for pipe

Old English pīpe (n), pīpian (vb), ultimately from Latin pīpāre to chirp

British Dictionary definitions for piping (3 of 3)

pipe

2
/ (paɪp) /

noun

a large cask for wine, oil, etc
a measure of capacity for wine equal to four barrels. 1 pipe is equal to 126 US gallons or 105 Brit gallons
a cask holding this quantity with its contents

Word Origin for pipe

C14: via Old French (in the sense: tube, tubular vessel), ultimately from Latin pīpāre to chirp; compare pipe 1
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Science definitions for piping

pipe

[ pīp ]

A vertical cylindrical vein of ore.
See volcanic pipe.
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Idioms and Phrases with piping

pipe


In addition to the idioms beginning with pipe

  • pipe down
  • pipe dream
  • pipe up

also see:

  • in the pipeline
  • lead-pipe cinch
  • put that in your pipe
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