Definitions for HIPˈeɪtʃˈaɪˈpi or, sometimes, hɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the projecting part on each side of the body surrounding the hip joint; haunch.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. Category: Anatomy

    Ref: hip joint.

  3. the inclined projecting angle formed by the junction of two sloping sides of a roof.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of hip:

bef. 1000; ME hipe, hupe, OE hype, c. OHG huf, Go hups hip, loin



  1. the fleshy fruit of a rose, often bright red.

    Category: Botany

Origin of hip:

bef. 900; ME hepe, OE hēope hip, briar, c. OS hiopo, OHG hiufo bramble


  1. (used as a cheer):

    Hip, hip, hooray!

hiphɪp(adj.)hip•per, hip•pest

  1. (adj.)familiar with or informed about the latest ideas, styles, developments, etc.; up-to-date; with it.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. (n.)the condition of being hip.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  3. (v.t.)to make or keep aware or informed.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for hip:

  1. hip to, aware of or attuned to; knowledgeable about.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

Origin of hip:

1900–05,Amer.; of disputed orig.


HIPˈeɪtʃˈaɪˈpi or, sometimes, hɪp

  1. Health Insurance Plan.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hip(noun)

    either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh

  2. pelvis, pelvic girdle, pelvic arch, hip(noun)

    the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates

  3. hip, hip joint, coxa, articulatio coxae(noun)

    the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum

  4. hip(noun)

    (architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof

  5. hip, rose hip, rosehip(adj)

    the fruit of a rose plant

  6. hep, hip, hip to(p)(adj)

    informed about the latest trends

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hip(noun)ɪp

    the parts of your body at the top of your legs below your waist

    the hip bones; broad hips

  2. hip(adjective)ɪp

    fashionable and popular

    the hip new fashion for this season

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hip(noun)

    the projecting region of the lateral parts of one side of the pelvis and the hip joint; the haunch; the huckle

  2. Hip(noun)

    the external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides or skirts of a roof, which have their wall plates running in different directions

  3. Hip(noun)

    in a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord

  4. Hip(verb)

    to dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side

  5. Hip(verb)

    to throw (one's adversary) over one's hip in wrestling (technically called cross buttock)

  6. Hip(verb)

    to make with a hip or hips, as a roof

  7. Hip(noun)

    the fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog-rose (Rosa canina)

  8. Hip

    used to excite attention or as a signal; as, hip, hip, hurra!

  9. Hip(noun)

    alt. of Hipps


  1. Hip

    In vertebrate anatomy, hip refer to either an anatomical region or a joint. The hip region is located lateral to the gluteal region, inferior to the iliac crest, and overlying the greater trochanter of the femur, or "thigh bone". In adults, three of the bones of the pelvis have fused into the hip bone which forms part of the hip region. The hip joint, scientifically referred to as the acetabulofemoral joint, is the joint between the femur and acetabulum of the pelvis and its primary function is to support the weight of the body in both static and dynamic postures. The hip joints are the most important part in retaining balance. The pelvic inclination angle, which is the single most important element of human body posture, is adjusted at the hips.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hip

    The projecting part on each side of the body, formed by the side of the pelvis and the top portion of the femur.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HIP

    A popular location for the retail liquor business.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HIP' in Nouns Frequency: #1960

Anagrams of HIP

  1. phi

Translations for HIP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the bones in) either of the two sides of the body just below the waist

She fell and broke her left hip.

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