What does wipe mean?

Definitions for wipe
waɪpwipe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rub, wipeverb

    the act of rubbing or wiping

    "he gave the hood a quick rub"

  2. wipe, pass oververb

    rub with a circular motion

    "wipe the blackboard"; "He passed his hands over the soft cloth"

Wiktionary

  1. wipenoun

    A soft piece of cloth or cloth-like material used for wiping.

    Etymology: From wipen, from wipian, from wīpōnan, from (s)weib-. Cognate with wippen, veva, 03450334033903400330033D, swifan. More at swivel, swift.

  2. wipeverb

    To move an object over, maintaining contact, with the intention of removing some substance from the surface. (cf. rub)

    Etymology: From wipen, from wipian, from wīpōnan, from (s)weib-. Cognate with wippen, veva, 03450334033903400330033D, swifan. More at swivel, swift.

  3. wipeverb

    To erase.

    I accidentally wiped my hard drive.

    Etymology: From wipen, from wipian, from wīpōnan, from (s)weib-. Cognate with wippen, veva, 03450334033903400330033D, swifan. More at swivel, swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wipenoun

    the lapwing

    Etymology: [OE. vipen, AS. wpian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]

  2. Wipeverb

    to rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel

    Etymology: [OE. vipen, AS. wpian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]

  3. Wipeverb

    to remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; -- usually followed by away, off or out. Also used figuratively

    Etymology: [OE. vipen, AS. wpian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]

  4. Wipeverb

    to cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by out

    Etymology: [OE. vipen, AS. wpian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]

  5. Wipenoun

    act of rubbing, esp. in order to clean

    Etymology: [OE. vipen, AS. wpian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]

  6. Wipenoun

    a blow; a stroke; a hit; a swipe

    Etymology: [OE. vipen, AS. wpian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]

  7. Wipenoun

    a gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm

    Etymology: [OE. vipen, AS. wpian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]

  8. Wipenoun

    a handkerchief

    Etymology: [OE. vipen, AS. wpian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]

  9. Wipenoun

    stain; brand

    Etymology: [OE. vipen, AS. wpian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]

Freebase

  1. Wipe

    A wipe is a type of film transition where one shot replaces another by travelling from one side of the frame to another or with a special shape. If the wipe proceeds from two opposite edges of the screen toward the center or vice versa, it is known as a barn door wipe. George Lucas is famous for the sweeping use of wipes in his Star Wars films, which help evoke a kinship to old pulp science fiction novels and serials; he was inspired by a similar use of wipes by Akira Kurosawa. The very earliest examples of a wipe are seen as long ago as 1903 in films like Mary Jane's Mishap by George Albert Smith. Wipes can also be used as syntactic tools. Some examples are: ⁕An iris wipe is a wipe that takes the shape of a growing or shrinking circle. It has been frequently used in animated short subjects, such as those in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon series, to signify the end of a story. When used in this manner, the iris wipe may be centered around a certain focal point and may be used as a device for a "parting shot" joke, a fourth wall-breaching wink by a character, or other purposes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wipe

    wīp, v.t. to clean by rubbing (with away, off, out): cleanse, clear away: to apply solder to with a piece of cloth or leather: (coll.) to beat.—n. act of cleaning by rubbing: a blow: a scar: (slang) handkerchief.—ns. Wī′per; Wī′ping, the act of wiping: a thrashing. [A.S. wípian; cf. Low Ger. wiep, a wisp.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'wipe' in Verbs Frequency: #638

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wipe in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wipe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of wipe in a Sentence

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Show kindness to your near and dear ones, first. Help them. Ensure their happiness. Only then set out to wipe the tears from the eyes of others.

  2. Bill Mann:

    The long-term impact willlikelybe greater, as this breach impacts millions of consumers who trust Equifax with their most personal information, and trust is at the core of their business, based on its severity and the sheer numbers involved, a breach like this will displace consumer trust, and potentially wipe out additional value quickly.

  3. Aurora Berill:

    Don't let your problems and difficulties wipe the smile off your face.

  4. Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy:

    There are at least three separate legal obligations that should have informed and instructed her not to delete emails or wipe her server clean.

  5. House Speaker John Boehner:

    Well, he doesn't have a partner, how do you have a two-state solution when you don't have a partner in that solution, when you don't have a partner for peace, when you've got a -- when the other state is vowing to wipe you off the face of the earth?

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