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Meaning of FLIP

Pronunciation:  flip

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"
  2. [n]  an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
  3. [n]  a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water
  4. [n]  the act of flipping a coin
  5. [n]  hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg
  6. [adj]  marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious question"; "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"
  7. [v]  reverse, as of direction, attitude, or course of action
  8. [v]  turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse; "flip a coin"; "turn over the pancakes"
  9. [v]  move with a flick
  10. [v]  cause to go on or t be engaged; set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
  11. [v]  throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"
  12. [v]  throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"
  13. [v]  lightly throw to see which side comes up, as of coins; "I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"
  14. [v]  cause to move with a flick
  15. [v]  toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air
  16. [v]  look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"

FLIP is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: alternate, disrespectful, flick, flick, flick, flip over, flip-flop, impudent, insolent, interchange, jerk, leaf, pass, pitch, riff, riffle, sky, snotty-nosed, somersault, somersaulting, switch, switch, tack, throw, thumb, toss, toss, toss, turn over, twitch
 See Also: centering, change by reversal, cut, dive, diving, engage, fling, flip-flop, force, impel, lag, lock, mesh, mixed drink, move, operate, peruse, propel, push, reverse, snap, submarine, switch off, switch on, throw, throw, throw back, toss back, tumble, turn, turn, turn, turn off, turn on, turn out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flip\, n. [Cf. Prov. E. flip nimble, flippant, also, a
    slight blow. Cf. {Flippant}.]
    A mixture of beer, spirit, etc., stirred and heated by a hot
    {Flip dog}, an iron used, when heated, to warm flip.
  2. \Flip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To toss or fillip; as, to flip up a cent.
          As when your little ones Do 'twixt their fingers flip
          their cherry stones.                     --W. Browne.
Computing Dictionary

1. An early assembly language on the g-15.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].

2. ["FLIP User's Manual", G. Kahn, TR 5, INRIA 1981].

3. Formal LIst Processor.

An early language for pattern-matching on lisp structures, similar to convert.

["FLIP, A Format List Processor", W. Teitelman, Memo MAC-M-263, MIT 1966].

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