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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dip*dɪp(v.; n.)dipped, dip•ping

  1. (v.t.)to plunge temporarily into a liquid, so as to moisten, dye, or take up some of the liquid.

  2. to take up by bailing or ladling:

    to dip water out of a boat.

  3. to lower and raise:

    to dip a flag in salutation.

  4. to immerse in a solution containing an insecticide or pesticide.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  5. to make (a candle) by repeatedly plunging a wick into melted tallow or wax.

  6. Chiefly Brit. to lower (headlights); dim.

    Category: British

  7. (v.i.)to plunge into a liquid and emerge quickly.

  8. to reach down into a liquid or container so as to remove something (usu. fol. by into).

  9. to withdraw something in small amounts:

    to dip into one's savings.

  10. to sink:

    The sun dipped below the horizon.

  11. to incline downward:

    The road dips into a valley.

  12. to decrease slightly or temporarily:

    Stock-market prices often dip on Fridays.

  13. to engage slightly in a subject:

    to dip into astronomy.

  14. to read here and there in a book or author's work (often fol. by into).

  15. (n.)the act of dipping.

  16. something taken up by dipping.

  17. a scoop of ice cream.

    Category: Cooking

  18. a substance into which something is dipped.

    Category: Dialect

  19. a creamy mixture of seasoned foods for scooping with a cracker, potato chip, etc., served as an appetizer.

    Category: Cooking

  20. a solution containing an insecticide or pesticide for use in dipping animals.

    Category: Pesticides

  21. a momentary lowering.

  22. a moderate or temporary decrease.

  23. a downward inclination, slope, or course.

  24. the amount of this.

  25. a hollow or depression in the land.

  26. a brief swim.

  27. the downward inclination of a mineral vein or stratum with reference to the horizontal.

    Category: Mining

  28. the angle that a freely rotating magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  29. a short downward plunge, as of an airplane.

  30. Slang.

    Category: Status (usage)

    Ref: pickpocket.

* 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



  1. a naive, foolish, or obnoxious person.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of dip:

1930–35, Amer.; prob. back formation from dippy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dip(noun)

    a depression in an otherwise level surface

    "there was a dip in the road"

  2. dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination(noun)

    (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

  3. pickpocket, cutpurse, dip(noun)

    a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

  4. dip(noun)

    tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped

  5. dip(noun)

    a brief immersion

  6. 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"

  7. dip(noun)

    a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow

  8. dip, plunge(noun)

    a brief swim in water

  9. dip(verb)

    a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

  10. 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"

  11. dunk, dip(verb)

    dip into a liquid while eating

    "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"

  12. dip(verb)

    go down momentarily

    "Prices dipped"

  13. dip(verb)

    stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

  14. dip(verb)

    take a small amount from

    "I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"

  15. dim, dip(verb)

    switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam

  16. dip(verb)

    lower briefly

    "She dipped her knee"

  17. dip, sink(verb)

    appear to move downward

    "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

  18. dip(verb)

    slope downwards

    "Our property dips towards the river"

  19. dip, douse, duck(verb)

    dip into a liquid

    "He dipped into the pool"

  20. dip(verb)

    place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax

  21. dip(verb)

    immerse in a disinfectant solution

    "dip the sheep"

  22. dip(verb)

    plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container

    "He dipped into his pocket"

  23. dip(verb)

    scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface

    "dip water out of a container"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dip(verb)ɪp

    to put into liquid for a short time; = immerse

    Dip the bread into the sauce.

  2. dipɪp

    ≠ rise

    Interest rates have dipped.

  3. dip(noun)ɪp

    a decrease or reduction

    a dip in temperature

  4. dipɪp

    a thick sauce

    a spicy dip

  5. dipɪp

    the part of a surface lower than the rest

    a dip in the road

  6. dipɪp

    a quick swim

    to go for a dip


  1. dip(Noun)

    A foolish person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dip(verb)

    to plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again

  2. Dip(verb)

    to immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion

  3. Dip(verb)

    to wet, as if by immersing; to moisten

  4. Dip(verb)

    to plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair

  5. Dip(verb)

    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

  6. Dip(verb)

    to engage as a pledge; to mortgage

  7. Dip(verb)

    to immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink

  8. Dip(verb)

    to perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part

  9. Dip(verb)

    to pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into

  10. Dip(verb)

    to enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; -- followed by in or into

  11. Dip(verb)

    to incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip

  12. Dip(verb)

    to dip snuff

  13. Dip(noun)

    the action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid

  14. Dip(noun)

    inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch

  15. Dip(noun)

    a liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon

  16. Dip(noun)

    a dipped candle


  1. Dip

    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

  1. dip

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIP' in Verbs Frequency: #1004

Anagrams of DIP

  1. DPI, dpi, IDP, PDI, PID

Translations for DIP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a hollow (in a road etc)

The car was hidden by a dip in the road.

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