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"
a hollow or depression in a surface, especially in the ground.
a liquid, in which objects are soaked by dipping; e.g., a parasiticide or insecticide solution into which animals are dipped (see sheep-dip).
a sauce into which foods are dipped to enhance the flavor; e. g., an onion dip made from sour cream and dried onions, into which potato chips are dipped.
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
Origin: [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. dpan to baptize, OS. dpian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. dpa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl hollow, and to E. dive. Cf. Deep, Dive.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dip, v.t. to dive or plunge into any liquid for a moment: to lower and raise again (as a flag): to baptise by immersion.—v.i. to sink: to enter slightly: to look cursorily: to incline downwards:—pr.p. dip′ping; pa.p. dipped.—n. inclination downwards: a sloping: (geol.) the angle a stratum of rock makes with a horizontal plane: a bath: a candle made by dipping a wick in tallow.—Dip of the horizon, the angle of the horizon below the level of the eye; Dip of the needle, the angle a balanced magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon, measured by the Dipping needle, or Compass. [A.S. dyppan, causal of dýpan, to plunge in—deóp, deep; cf. Dan. dyppe; Ger. taufen, to immerse.]
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.
A type of homemade food and food product created and processed in various food colors, flavors, ingredients and recipes, sold as a product with a specific consistency and in a form of packaging.
Some people love to buy a container of dip as it is popular to eat with nachos, crisps, tacho and a variety of other foods.
What does DIP stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DIP acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'DIP' in Verbs Frequency: #1004
DPI, dpi, IDP, PDI, PID
The numerical value of DIP in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of DIP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'd still be looking to buy the market on the dip.
Most people experience a dip in energy and alertness in the early to mid-afternoon.
They would dip it in tea to make it look more yellowed so that it looks like it’s older.
So when you make a white bean dip or black bean hummus, you're really using the whole bean.
If you see oil dip from here and head below the mid-$40 range, it'll drag the (stock) market.
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Translations for DIP
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- откос, топвам, топване, спусканеBulgarian
- Ölmessstab, stippen, Absenkung, prüfen, Tauchen, eintunken, Ölstand, Dip, Baden, abblenden, Tunke, Schwimmen, eintachen, Soße, Senke, Messstab, tunken, EichmaßGerman
- salsa, mojar, dipSpanish
- kylvettää, tikku, nuuskata, öljytikku, [[tarkistaa]] [[öljyt]], notkahtaa, dipata, painauma, pulahdus, kastaa, laskea, [[vaihtaa]] [[lähivaloille]], kylpy, dippikastikeFinnish
- baigner, tremperFrench
- vasca, avvallamentoItalian
- mergulhar, imergirPortuguese
- окунуть, впадина, углубление, макать, щуп, окунать, дип, макнуть, соусRussian
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