Definitions for DIPdɪp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dip*dɪp(v.; n.)dipped, dip•ping
(v.t.)to plunge temporarily into a liquid, so as to moisten, dye, or take up some of the liquid.
to take up by bailing or ladling:
to dip water out of a boat.
to lower and raise:
to dip a flag in salutation.
to immerse in a solution containing an insecticide or pesticide.
Category: Animal Husbandry
to make (a candle) by repeatedly plunging a wick into melted tallow or wax.
Chiefly Brit. to lower (headlights); dim.
(v.i.)to plunge into a liquid and emerge quickly.
to reach down into a liquid or container so as to remove something (usu. fol. by into).
to withdraw something in small amounts:
to dip into one's savings.
The sun dipped below the horizon.
to incline downward:
The road dips into a valley.
to decrease slightly or temporarily:
Stock-market prices often dip on Fridays.
to engage slightly in a subject:
to dip into astronomy.
to read here and there in a book or author's work (often fol. by into).
(n.)the act of dipping.
something taken up by dipping.
a scoop of ice cream.
a substance into which something is dipped.
a creamy mixture of seasoned foods for scooping with a cracker, potato chip, etc., served as an appetizer.
a solution containing an insecticide or pesticide for use in dipping animals.
a momentary lowering.
a moderate or temporary decrease.
a downward inclination, slope, or course.
the amount of this.
a hollow or depression in the land.
a brief swim.
the downward inclination of a mineral vein or stratum with reference to the horizontal.
the angle that a freely rotating magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
a short downward plunge, as of an airplane.
Category: Status (usage)
* Syn: 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 lobster into boiling water.
Origin of dip:
bef. 1000; ME dippen (v.), OE dyppan
a naive, foolish, or obnoxious person.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of dip:
1930–35, Amer.; prob. back formation from dippy
a depression in an otherwise level surface
"there was a dip in the road"
dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination(noun)
(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
pickpocket, cutpurse, dip(noun)
a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
a brief immersion
drop, dip, fall, free fall(noun)
a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
"a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
a brief swim in water
a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse(verb)
immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
"dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"
dip into a liquid while eating
"She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"
go down momentarily
stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
take a small amount from
"I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"
switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
"She dipped her knee"
appear to move downward
"The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
"Our property dips towards the river"
dip, douse, duck(verb)
dip into a liquid
"He dipped into the pool"
place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
immerse in a disinfectant solution
"dip the sheep"
plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
"He dipped into his pocket"
scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
"dip water out of a container"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to put into liquid for a short time; = immerse
Dip the bread into the sauce.
Interest rates have dipped.
a decrease or reduction
a dip in temperature
a thick sauce
a spicy dip
the part of a surface lower than the rest
a dip in the road
a quick swim
to go for a dip
A foolish person.
to plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again
to immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion
to wet, as if by immersing; to moisten
to plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair
to take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water
to engage as a pledge; to mortgage
to immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink
to perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part
to pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into
to enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; -- followed by in or into
to incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip
to dip snuff
the action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid
inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch
a liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon
a dipped candle
In Catalan myth, Dip is an evil, black, hairy dog, an emissary of the Devil, who sucks people's blood. Like other figures associated with demons in Catalan myth, he is lame in one leg. Dip is pictured on the escutcheon of Pratdip.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In naval mine warfare, the amount by which a moored mine is carried beneath its set depth by a current or tidal stream acting on the mine casing and mooring.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'DIP' in Verbs Frequency: #1004
Translations for DIP
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a hollow (in a road etc)
The car was hidden by a dip in the road.
- فَجْوَه، تَجْويف، حُفْرَهArabic
- depressãoPortuguese (BR)
- výmol, jámaCzech
- die SenkungGerman
- depresión, hondonadaSpanish
- گودی کوچک؛ فرورفتگی کوچکFarsi
- horpadás (földben)Hungarian
- forsenkning, søkkNorwegian
- dziura !! added 3rd meaning !!Polish
- گودی کوچک؛ فرورفتگی کوچکPersian
- كوچنى غارPashto
- výmoľ, jamaSlovak
- sänka, svackaSwedish
- 路面凹陷Chinese (Trad.)
- заглиблення; укісUkrainian
- سڑک وغیرہ میں نشیبUrdu
- việc nhấn chìmVietnamese
- 凹陷处Chinese (Simp.)
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