What does kip mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kip(noun)


    "roused him from his kip"

  2. kip(noun)

    the basic unit of money in Laos

  3. kip, upstart(verb)

    a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright

  4. sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's(verb)

    be asleep


  1. Kip(ProperNoun)


  2. Origin: Unknown. Some senses maybe related to Kippe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kip(noun)

    the hide of a young or small beef creature, or leather made from it; kipskin

  2. Origin: [Cf. G. kippe.]


  1. Kip

    A kip is a non-SI unit of force. It equals 1000 pounds-force, used primarily by American architects and engineers to measure engineering loads. Although uncommon, it is occasionally also considered a unit of mass, equal to 1000 pounds, i.e., one half of a short ton. One use is as a unit of deadweight to compute shipping charges. 1 kip = 4448.2216 newtons = 4.4482216 kilonewtons The name comes from combining the words "kilo" and "pound"; it is occasionally called a kilopound. Its symbol is kip, or less frequently, klb. When it is necessary to clearly distinguish it as a unit of force rather than mass, it is sometimes called the kip-force. Note that the symbol kp usually stands for a different unit of force, the kilopond or kilogram-force. The kip is also the name of obsolete units of measure in Malaysia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kip

    kip, v.i. (Scot.) to play truant.

  2. Kip

    kip, n. the skin of a young animal.—n. Kip′skin, leather made from the skin of young cattle, intermediate between calf-skin and cow-hide.

  3. Kip

    kip, n. a level or slight incline at the end of an underground way, on which the tubs of coal stand till hoisted up the shaft.

  4. Kip

    kip, n. a house of ill-fame.—Also Kip′shop.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kip in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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Translations for kip

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • كيبArabic
  • KipGerman
  • siestaSpanish
  • nokoset, koisata, kippi, läävä, nukkua, torkut, nahas, uniFinnish
  • キープJapanese
  • គីបKhmer
  • Korean
  • ກີບLao
  • dut, kip, hazeslaapje, een uiltje knappen, hol, dutten, keet, maffenDutch
  • дрёма, переночевать, всхрапнуть, сон, кип, покемарить, перекантоваться, перекемарить, заночеватьRussian
  • กีบThai
  • kíp Lào, kípVietnamese

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