What does HIP mean?

Definitions for HIPˈeɪtʃˈaɪˈpi or, sometimes, hɪp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word HIP.

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


  1. hip(a.)

    Aware of the latest ideas, trends, fashions, and developments in popular music and entertainment culture; not square; -- same as hep.

  2. hip(a.)

    Aware of the latest fashions and behaving as expected socially, especially in clothing style and musical taste; exhibiting an air of casual sophistication; cool; with it; -- used mostly among young people in the teens to twenties.

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

  10. Origin: [OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype; akin to D. heup, OHG. huf, G. hfte, Dan. hofte, Sw. hft, Goth. hups; cf. Icel. huppr, and also Gr. the hollow above the hips of cattle, and Lith. kumpis ham.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hip

    hip, n. the haunch or fleshy part of the thigh: (archit.) the external angle formed by the sides of a roof when the end slopes backward instead of terminating in a gable.—v.t. to sprain the hip:—pr.p. hip′ping; pa.p. hipped, hipt.—ns. Hip′-bath, a bath to sit in—also Sitz-bath; Hip′-gir′dle, -belt, the 14th-century sword-belt, passing diagonally from waist to hip; Hip′-gout, sciatica; Hip′-joint, the articulation of the head of the thigh-bone with the ilium; Hip′-knob, an ornament placed on the apex of the hips of a roof or on a gable; Hip′-lock, a trick in wrestling by which one throws a leg and hip before the other to throw him; Hip′ping, a napkin wrapped about an infant's hips.—adj. Hip′-shot, having the hip out of joint.—Hip-and-thigh, in phrase, 'smitten hip-and-thigh'=smitten both before and behind, completely overpowered.—Have, Catch, on the hip, to get an advantage over some one—a metaphor from the wrestling-ring. [A.S. hype; Goth. hups, Ger. hüfte.]

  2. Hip

    hip, Hep, hep, n. the fruit of the wild brier or dog-rose. [A.S. héope, a hip.]

  3. Hip

    Hyp, hip, n. hypochondria.—v.t. to render melancholy.—adjs. Hipped, rendered melancholy; Hip′pish, somewhat hypochondriac. [A corr. of hypochondria.]

  4. Hip

    hip, interj. an exclamation to invoke a united cheer—Hip′-hip′-hurr′ah.

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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HIP in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HIP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Jackson:

    Imagine hip hop and cello. That would be intense.

  2. Raymond Chandler:

    She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.

  3. Jeremy Nicholson:

    Obese people need hip and knee replacement much earlier in their lives.

  4. Viet Tran:

    It's low-frequency sounds -- like the thump-thump bass in hip-hop that works.

  5. Stephanie Brinley:

    They need to find a way to be hip and fresh again, and they haven't been for a while.

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