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Definitions for piping
ˈpaɪ pɪŋpip·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pipingnoun

    a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems

  2. pipe, pipage, pipingnoun

    a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.

  3. pipingadverb

    playing a pipe or the bagpipes

  4. piping, steamingadverb

    (used of heat) extremely

    "the casserole was piping hot"


  1. pipingnoun

    The process of an animal just beginning to break out of its egg; precedes hatching.

  2. pipingnoun

    The sound of musical pipes.

  3. pipingnoun

    An act of making music or noise with pipes.

  4. pipingnoun

    A system of pipes that compose a structure.

  5. pipingnoun

    An ornamentation on pastry edges and seams.

  6. pipingnoun

    Piped icing on a cake.

  7. pipingnoun

    An ornamentation on the edges of a garment.

  8. pipingadjective


    His piping voice could be heard above the hubbub.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pipingadjective

    This word is only used in low language.

    Etymology: from pipe.

    I, in this weak piping time of peace,
    Have no delight to pass away the time,
    Unless to spy my shadow in the sun. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piping

    of Pipe

  2. Piping

    playing on a musical pipe

  3. Piping

    peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife

  4. Piping

    emitting a high, shrill sound

  5. Piping

    simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; -- from the sound of boiling fluids

  6. Pipingnoun

    a small cord covered with cloth, -- used as trimming for women's dresses

  7. Pipingnoun

    pipes, collectively; as, the piping of a house

  8. Pipingnoun

    the act of playing on a pipe; the shrill noted of birds, etc

  9. Pipingnoun

    a piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting; also, propagation by cuttings

  10. Etymology: [From Pipe, v.]


  1. Piping

    Within industry, piping is a system of pipes used to convey fluids from one location to another. The engineering discipline of piping design studies the efficient transport of fluid. Industrial process piping can be manufactured from wood, fiberglass, glass, steel, aluminum, plastic, copper, and concrete. The in-line components, known as fittings, valves, and other devices, typically sense and control the pressure, flow rate and temperature of the transmitted fluid, and usually are included in the field of Piping Design. Piping systems are documented in piping and instrumentation diagrams. If necessary, pipes can be cleaned by the tube cleaning process. "Piping" sometimes refers to Piping Design, the detailed specification of the physical piping layout within a process plant or commercial building. In earlier days, this was sometimes called Drafting, Technical drawing, Engineering Drawing, and Design but is today commonly performed by Designers who have learned to use automated Computer Aided Drawing / Computer Aided Design software. Plumbing is a piping system that most people are familiar with, as it constitutes the form of fluid transportation that is used to provide potable water and fuels to their homes and business. Plumbing pipes also remove waste in the form of sewage, and allow venting of sewage gases to the outdoors. Fire sprinkler systems also use piping, and may transport nonpotable or potable water, or other fire-suppression fluids.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Piping

    pī′ping, adj. uttering a weak, shrill, piping sound, like the sick: sickly: feeble: boiling.—n. act of piping: sound of pipes: a system of pipes for any purpose: small cord used as trimming for dresses, &c.: a slip or cutting taken from a plant with a jointed stem.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piping in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of piping in a Sentence

  1. James A. Garfield:

    Nobody but radicals have ever accomplished anything in a great crisis. Conservatives have their place in the piping times of peace; but in emergencies only rugged issue men amount to much.

  2. Scott Rodriguez:

    Temperature is probably the number one thing that our consumer keys in on, we wanted to make sure that those are coming in piping hot.

  3. Tim Scott:

    I want to do homework on how to make a better place and how to market that. We should not spend more time on the darker angels that seem to be overcast over this country. We should be piping hope into every corridor of this country. I need to do a better job of marketing the greatness of this nation.

  4. Delek Drilling:

    The closing of the EMG transaction marks the dawn of a new era for the Israeli energy market – Israel's transition to the status of a regional natural gas exporter, the Leviathan project is moving ahead on schedule ... and we expect to begin piping the gas from Leviathan already before the end of the year.

  5. Le Cun:

    There is an eight-foot buoy floating at the point of the intake piping, which has been in place since the plant opened, and states that people should stay 100 feet away. There are three intake pipes, which extend for a quarter mile along the floor of the ocean, and the one that the diver swam into is 16 feet in diameter with a protective cap.

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