What does SLIP mean?

Definitions for SLIPslɪp

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

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"

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

  36. Origin: [OE. slippen; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG. slipfen (cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa), and fr. OE. slipen, AS. slpan (in comp.), akin to G. schleifen to slide, glide, drag, whet, OHG. slfan to slide, glide, make smooth, Icel. slpa to whet; cf. also AS. slpan, Goth. sliupan, OS. slopian, OHG. sliofan, G. schliefen, schlpfen, which seem to come from a somewhat different root form. Cf. Slope, n.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slip

    slip, v.i. to slide or glide along: to move out of place: to escape: to err: to slink: to enter by oversight.—v.t. to cause to slide: to convey secretly: to omit: to throw off: to let loose: to escape from: to part from the branch or stem:—pr.p. slip′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. slipped.—n. act of slipping: that on which anything may slip: an error, a fault, a slight transgression: an escape: a twig: a strip, a narrow piece of anything: a leash: a smooth inclined plane, sloping down to the water, on which a ship is built: anything easily slipped on: (print.) a long galley-proof before being made up into pages.—ns. Slip′-board, a board sliding in grooves; Slip′-dock, a dock having a floor that slopes so that the lower end is submerged; Slip′-knot, a knot which slips along the rope or line round which it is made; Slip′per, a loose shoe easily slipped on.—adj. (Spens.) slippery.—adj. Slip′pered, wearing slippers.—adv. Slip′perily, in a slippery manner.—ns. Slip′periness, Slip′piness.—adjs. Slip′pery, Slip′py, apt to slip away: smooth: not affording firm footing or confidence: unstable: uncertain; Slip′shod, shod with slippers, or shoes down at the heel like slippers: careless.—n. Slip′stitch.—Slip off, to take off noiselessly or hastily; Slip on, to put on loosely or in haste; Slip one's breath, or wind, to die; Slip the leash, to disengage one's self from a noose.—Give a person the slip, to escape stealthily from him. [A.S. slípan; Sw. slippa, Dut. slippen, to glide, Ger. schliefen.]

Editors Contribution

  1. slip

    A type of clothing and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, clothing sizes and styles.

    My Nan has a slip she wears under her dress, mine is a dress and still called a slip.

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British National Corpus

  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SLIP in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SLIP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan:

    I was handed a slip of paper.

  2. French Proverb:

    Better the foot slip than the tongue.

  3. Sana Dabbas:

    Inhale my exhale and slip into ecstasy.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war.

  5. William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 3 scene 1:

    Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war.

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Translations for SLIP

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • combinació, engalba, relliscadaCatalan, Valencian
  • uklouznout, relaps, zhoršit, prokluzCzech
  • ausrutschen, Fehler machen, Ausrutscher, reichen, sich irren, Unterkleid, irrenGerman
  • γλιστρώ, γλίστρημα, κάνω σφάλμα, μεσοφόρι, ολίσθησηGreek
  • misi, erari, fuŝi, glitiEsperanto
  • resbalar, equivocación, falta, resbalón, descuido, desliz, tropezar, deslizar, error, combinaciónSpanish
  • sujauttaa, lipsua, lipsahdus, liukastua, luiskahdus, saviliete, liukastuminen, livahtaa, langeta, lipsahtaa, jättämä, alushame, lipuke, lappunen, liuskaFinnish
  • barbotine, glissade, faire passer, se tromper, empirer, faire erreur, glisser, ficheFrench
  • fo-ghúnaIrish
  • fo-ghooynManx
  • nyelvbotlás, elszólásHungarian
  • sgusciare, sdrucciolare, scivolare, crollare, far passare, calare, sbagliare, sfuggire, svista, sbaglio, peggiorare, strafalcione, errare, errore, sottoveste, slittareItalian
  • falen, slip, uitglijden, slippen, herval, reep, ondergoedDutch
  • gli, skliNorwegian
  • poślizgnąć się, pośliznąć sięPolish
  • derrapar, deslizarPortuguese
  • alunecaRomanian
  • поскальзываться, ошибка, комбинация, поскользнуться, ошибаться, ошибиться, обмолвка, комбинашка, скольжение, листокRussian
  • تِرڪَڻُSindhi
  • halkaSwedish
  • జారు, పొరబడు, చీటీTelugu

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