Definitions for SLIPslɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slip*slɪp(v.; n.)slipped, slip•ping

  1. (v.i.)to move or go smoothly or easily; glide; slide.

  2. to slide suddenly and accidentally:

    He slipped on the icy ground. The cup slipped from her hand.

  3. to pass without having been acted upon or used, as an opportunity.

  4. to elapse or pass quickly or imperceptibly (often fol. by away or by):

    The years slipped by.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. to become involved or absorbed easily:

    to slip into a new way of life.

  6. to move or go quietly or unobtrusively:

    to slip out of a room.

  7. to put on or take off a garment easily or quickly.

  8. to make a mistake or error (often fol. by up).

  9. to decline; deteriorate:

    His work slipped last year.

  10. to be said or revealed inadvertently (often fol. by out):

    The words just slipped out.

  11. (of an aircraft when excessively banked) to slide sideways, toward the center of the curve described in turning.

    Category: Aeronautics

    Ref: Compare skid (def. 12). 18

  12. (v.t.)to cause to move, pass, go, etc., with a smooth or sliding motion.

  13. to put, pass, insert, etc., quickly or stealthily:

    to slip a letter into a person's hand.

  14. to put on or take off (a garment) easily or quickly:

    to slip a robe on.

  15. to let or make (something) slide out of a fastening, hold, etc.:

    I slipped the lock, and the door opened.

  16. to release from a leash, harness, etc., as a hound or a hawk.

  17. to get away or free oneself from; escape (a pursuer, restraint, etc.):

    The cow slipped its halter.

  18. to untie or undo (a knot).

  19. to let go entirely, as an anchor cable or an anchor.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  20. to pass from or escape (one's memory, attention, etc.).

  21. to put out of joint or position:

    I slipped a disk in my back.

  22. to shed or cast, as a skin.

  23. (n.)an act or instance of slipping.

  24. a sudden, accidental slide.

  25. a mistake or blunder, as in speaking or writing, esp. a small, careless one.

  26. an error in conduct; indiscretion.

  27. a decline or fall in quantity, quality, extent, etc.:

    a slip in prices.

  28. a woman's undergarment, usu. having shoulder straps and extending down to the hemline of the outer dress. an underskirt, as a half-slip or petticoat.

    Category: Clothing

  29. a pillowcase.

    Category: Clothing

  30. an inclined plane, sloping to the water, on which vessels are built or repaired.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  31. a space between two wharves or in a dock for vessels to lie in.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  32. unintended movement or play between mechanical parts or the like.

    Category: Machinery

  33. Cricket. the position of a fielder who stands behind and to the offside of the wicketkeeper. the fielder playing this position.

    Category: Sport

  34. Geol. the relative displacement of formerly adjacent points on opposite sides of a fault, measured along the fault plane. a small fault.

    Category: Geology

  35. plastic deformation, by shear, of a metallic crystal.

    Category: Metallurgy

Idioms for slip:

  1. give someone the slip,to elude a pursuer; escape from someone.

    Category: Idiom

  2. let slip,to reveal unintentionally.

    Category: Idiom

  3. slip of the tongue,a mistake in speaking, as an inadvertent remark.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See mistake.

Origin of slip:

1250–1300; (v.) ME slippen < MD slippen, c. OHG slipfen; (n.) late ME slippe, der. of or akin to the v.

slipslɪp(n.; v.)slipped, slip•ping.

  1. (n.)a small paper form on which information is noted:

    a bank withdrawal slip; a correction slip.

  2. a piece suitable for propagation cut from a plant; scion or cutting.

    Category: Botany

  3. any long, narrow piece or strip, as of wood, paper, or land.

  4. a young person, esp. one of slender form:

    a mere slip of a girl.

  5. a long seat or narrow pew in a church.

    Category: Furniture

  6. (v.t.)to take slips or cuttings from (a plant).

  7. to take (a part), as a slip from a plant.

Origin of slip:

1400–50; late ME slippe < MD slippe flap (of a piece of clothing)


  1. a creamy clay solution used for coating or decorating ceramic biscuit.

    Category: Ceramics

Origin of slip:

bef. 1000; ME slyppe, OE slype semiliquid mass

Princeton's WordNet

  1. faux pas, gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie(noun)

    a socially awkward or tactless act

  2. slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis(noun)

    a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.

  3. slip(noun)

    potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics

  4. cutting, slip(noun)

    a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

  5. slip(noun)

    a young and slender person

    "he's a mere slip of a lad"

  6. mooring, moorage, berth, slip(noun)

    a place where a craft can be made fast

  7. slip, trip(noun)

    an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall

    "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"

  8. slickness, slick, slipperiness, slip(noun)

    a slippery smoothness

    "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"

  9. strip, slip(noun)

    artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

  10. slip, slip of paper(noun)

    a small sheet of paper

    "a receipt slip"

  11. chemise, shimmy, shift, slip, teddy(noun)

    a woman's sleeveless undergarment

  12. case, pillowcase, slip, pillow slip(noun)

    bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

    "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"

  13. skid, slip, sideslip(noun)

    an unexpected slide

  14. slip, sideslip(noun)

    a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air

  15. slip, elusion, eluding(verb)

    the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)

  16. steal, slip(verb)

    move stealthily

    "The ship slipped away in the darkness"

  17. slip(verb)

    insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly

    "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"

  18. skid, slip, slue, slew, slide(verb)

    move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

    "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"

  19. slip, drop off, drop away, fall away(verb)

    get worse

    "My grades are slipping"

  20. slip(verb)

    move smoothly and easily

    "the bolt slipped into place"; "water slipped from the polished marble"

  21. err, mistake, slip(verb)

    to make a mistake or be incorrect

  22. slip, sneak(verb)

    pass on stealthily

    "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"

  23. slip(verb)

    move easily

    "slip into something comfortable"

  24. slip(verb)

    cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion

    "he slipped the bolt into place"

  25. slip, slip one's mind(verb)

    pass out of one's memory

  26. dislocate, luxate, splay, slip(verb)

    move out of position

    "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. slip(verb)ɪp

    to slide quickly in a way that cannot be controlled

    Mom slipped on the ice and fell.; The keys slipped a little farther under the seat.; The knife slipped and I cut myself.

  2. slipɪp

    to move somewhere quickly and quietly

    She slipped his wallet into her purse.; They slipped out of the room to talk.

  3. slipɪp

    to decrease slightly or become slightly worse

    The quality of their service has slipped.; Temperatures slipped below freezing.

  4. slipɪp

    to accidentally say sth you should keep secret

    I let it slip that he didn't like her.

  5. slipɪp

    to be forgotten

    It had slipped my mind that Valerie would be there.

  6. slip(noun)ɪp

    a small piece of paper

    a sales slip; a slip of paper with a note

  7. slipɪp

    a slight decrease in amount, level, or quality

    a slip in the show's ratings

  8. slipɪp

    a slight mistake

    a slipup in her speech

  9. slipɪp

    a mistake in the way you say sth

  10. slipɪp

    a piece of women's underclothing worn under skirts or dresses

    a silk slip

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slip(noun)

    to move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide

  2. Slip(noun)

    to slide; to lose one's footing or one's hold; not to tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest the foot should slip

  3. Slip(noun)

    to move or fly (out of place); to shoot; -- often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place

  4. Slip(noun)

    to depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding; to go or come in a quiet, furtive manner; as, some errors slipped into the work

  5. Slip(noun)

    to err; to fall into error or fault

  6. Slip(verb)

    to cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly

  7. Slip(verb)

    to omit; to loose by negligence

  8. Slip(verb)

    to cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper

  9. Slip(verb)

    to let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound

  10. Slip(verb)

    to cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar

  11. Slip(verb)

    to bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink

  12. Slip(noun)

    the act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice

  13. Slip(noun)

    an unintentional error or fault; a false step

  14. Slip(noun)

    a twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine

  15. Slip(noun)

    a slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper

  16. Slip(noun)

    a leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand

  17. Slip(noun)

    an escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip

  18. Slip(noun)

    a portion of the columns of a newspaper or other work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley

  19. Slip(noun)

    any covering easily slipped on

  20. Slip(noun)

    a loose garment worn by a woman

  21. Slip(noun)

    a child's pinafore

  22. Slip(noun)

    an outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip

  23. Slip(noun)

    the slip or sheath of a sword, and the like

  24. Slip(noun)

    a counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver

  25. Slip(noun)

    matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools

  26. Slip(noun)

    potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts

  27. Slip(noun)

    a particular quantity of yarn

  28. Slip(noun)

    an inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair

  29. Slip(noun)

    an opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip

  30. Slip(noun)

    a narrow passage between buildings

  31. Slip(noun)

    a long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door

  32. Slip(noun)

    a dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity

  33. Slip(noun)

    the motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horozontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller

  34. Slip(noun)

    a fish, the sole

  35. Slip(noun)

    a fielder stationed on the off side and to the rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them, called respectively short slip, and long slip


  1. Slip

    Slip is a woman's undergarment worn beneath a dress or skirt to help it hang smoothly and to prevent chafing of the skin from coarse fabrics such as wool. Slips are also worn for warmth, and to protect fine fabrics from perspiration. A full slip hangs from the shoulders, usually by means of narrow straps, and extends from the breast to the fashionable skirt length. A half slip hangs from the waist. It may also be called a waist slip or more rarely a petticoat. Slips are often worn to prevent the show through of intimate undergarments such as panties or a brassiere. A slip may also be used to prevent a silhouette of the legs showing through clothing when standing in front of a bright light source. Other uses for slips are to make a dress or skirt hang properly, the prevention of chafing to the skin, to protect the outer garment from damage due to perspiration, or for warmth, especially if the dress or skirt is lightweight and thin. In very warm and/or humid climates a slip made from 100% cotton may be desired.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SLIP' in Nouns Frequency: #2700

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SLIP' in Verbs Frequency: #403

Anagrams of SLIP

  1. Lisp

Translations for SLIP

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an act of slipping

Her sprained ankle was a result of a slip on the path.

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