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Meaning of DIP

Pronunciation:  dip

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a brief swim in water
  2. [n]  a brief immersion
  3. [n]  tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
  4. [n]  a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
  5. [n]  (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
  6. [n]  a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"
  7. [v]  stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
  8. [v]  go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"
  9. [v]  dip into a liquid while eating; as of bread in a soup or sauce
  10. [v]  of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax
  11. [v]  immerse into a liquid; "dunk the bread into the soup"
  12. [v]  dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
  13. [v]  slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
  14. [v]  appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
  15. [v]  lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"
  16. [v]  switch a car's headlights from a higher to a lower beam

DIP is a 3 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: angle of dip, cutpurse, dim, douse, douse, duck, dunk, dunk, inclination, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, pickpocket, plunge, plunge, sink, souse
 See Also: angle, bean dip, bring down, change intensity, cheese dip, clam dip, condiment, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, dabble, decline, decline, depression, dip, dip, duck, dunk, eat, get down, go down, immerse, immersion, impression, imprint, incline, let down, lower, pitch, plunge, slope, sop, souse, stain, stealer, submergence, submerging, submersion, subside, swim, swimming, take down, thief, wane



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dipped}or {Dipt} (?); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Dipping}.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to
    Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. d?pan to baptize, OS.
    d?pian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. d["o]pa, Goth. daupjan,
    Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl? hollow, and to E.
    dive. Cf. {Deep}, {Dive}.]
    1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into
       a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.
             The priest shall dip his finger in the blood. --Lev.
                                                   iv. 6.
             [Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny
             deep.                                 --Pope.
             While the prime swallow dips his wing. --Tennyson.
    2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion. --Book of
       Common Prayer. Fuller.
    3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic]
             A cold shuddering dew Dips me all o'er. --Milton.
    4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
             He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons.
    5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other
       receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often
       with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out
    6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.]
             Live on the use and never dip thy lands. --Dryden.
    {Dipped candle}, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick
       in melted tallow.
    {To dip snuff}, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and
       teeth. [Southern U. S.]
    {To dip the colors} (Naut.), to lower the colors and return
       them to place; -- a form of naval salute.
  2. \Dip\, v. i.
    1. To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to
             The sun's rim dips; the stars rush out. --Coleridge.
    2. To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a
       dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and
       removing a part.
             Whoever dips too deep will find death in the pot.
    3. To pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into.
             When I dipt into the future.          --Tennyson.
    4. To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self
       desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; --
       followed by in or into. ``Dipped into a multitude of
       books.'' --Macaulay.
    5. To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as,
       strata of rock dip.
    6. To dip snuff. [Southern U.S.]
  3. \Dip\, n.
    1. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a
       liquid. ``The dip of oars in unison.'' --Glover.
    2. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line;
       slope; pitch.
    3. A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a
       ladle or spoon. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett.
    4. A dipped candle. [Colloq.] --Marryat.
    {Dip of the horizon} (Astron.), the angular depression of the
       seen or visible horizon below the true or natural horizon;
       the angle at the eye of an observer between a horizontal
       line and a tangent drawn from the eye to the surface of
       the ocean.
    {Dip of the needle}, or {Magnetic dip}, the angle formed, in
       a vertical plane, by a freely suspended magnetic needle,
       or the line of magnetic force, with a horizontal line; --
       called also {inclination}.
    {Dip of a stratum} (Geol.), its greatest angle of inclination
       to the horizon, or that of a line perpendicular to its
       direction or strike; -- called also the {pitch}.
  4. \Dip\, n.
    1. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the
       performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and
       his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and
       then raises himself by straightening his arms.
    2. In the turpentine industry, the viscid exudation, which is
       dipped out from incisions in the trees; as, virgin dip
       (the runnings of the first year), yellow dip (the runnings
       of subsequent years).
    3. (A["e]ronautics) A sudden drop followed by a climb,
       usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting
       into an airhole.
Computing Dictionary

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