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Meaning of PIPING

Pronunciation:  'pIping

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  playing a pipe or the bagpipes
  2. [n]  a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
  3. [n]  a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems
  4. [adv]  (used of heat) extremely; "the casserole was piping hot"
  5. [adj]  resembling the music of a pipe; "the piping voices of children"

PIPING is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: high, high-pitched, pipage, pipe, steaming
 See Also: chimneypot, cord, discharge pipe, drain, drainpipe, drilling pipe, elbow, exhaust pipe, fuel line, gas line, line, main, manifold, pipeline, playing, riser, riser main, riser pipe, riser pipeline, sparge pipe, spout, standpipe, steam line, steam pipe, tailpipe, tube, tubing, waste pipe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pip"ing\ (p[imac]p"[i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.]
    1. Playing on a musical pipe. ``Lowing herds and piping
       swains.'' --Swift.
    2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of
       the pipe rather than of the drum and fife. --Shak.
    3. Emitting a high, shrill sound.
    4. Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; -- from the sound
       of boiling fluids.
    {Piping crow}, {Piping crow shrike}, {Piping roller}
       (Zo["o]l.), any Australian bird of the genus {Gymnorhina},
       esp. {G. tibicen}, which is black and white, and the size
       of a small crow. Called also {caruck}.
    {Piping frog} (Zo["o]l.), a small American tree frog ({Hyla
       Pickeringii}) which utters a high, shrill note in early
    {Piping hot}, boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot. [Colloq.]
  2. \Pip"ing\, n.
    1. A small cord covered with cloth, -- used as trimming for
       women's dresses.
    2. Pipes, collectively; as, the piping of a house.
    3. The act of playing on a pipe; the shrill noted of birds,
    4. A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting; also,
       propagation by cuttings.
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