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Meaning of WIPE

Pronunciation:  wIp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of rubbing or wiping; "he gave the hood a quick rub"
  2. [v]  rub with a wiping motion

WIPE is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: pass over, rub
 See Also: broom, consume, contact, deplete, draw, eat, eat up, efface, erase, exhaust, guide, pass, rub, rub out, rubdown, run, run through, score out, scuff, sponge, squeegee, sweep, towel, use up, whisk, whisk off, wipe away, wipe off, wipe out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wipe\, n. [Cf. Sw. vipa, Dan. vibe, the lapwing.]
    The lapwing. [Prov. Eng.]
  2. \Wipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wiped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Wiping}.] [OE. vipen, AS. w[=i]pian; 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.]
    1. To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry
       by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.
             Let me wipe thy face.                 --Shak.
             I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping
             it, and turning it upside down.       --2 Kings xxi.
    2. To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; --
       usually followed by away, off or out. Also used
       figuratively. ``To wipe out our ingratitude.'' --Shak.
             Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them
             soon.                                 --Milton.
    3. To cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by
       out. [Obs.] --Spenser.
             If they by coveyne [covin] or gile be wiped beside
             their goods.                          --Robynson
    {To wipe a joint} (Plumbing), to make a joint, as between
       pieces of lead pipe, by surrounding the junction with a
       mass of solder, applied in a plastic condition by means of
       a rag with which the solder is shaped by rubbing.
    {To wipe the nose of}, to cheat. [Old Slang]
  3. \Wipe\, n.
    1. Act of rubbing, esp. in order to clean.
    2. A blow; a stroke; a hit; a swipe. [Low]
    3. A gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm. --Swift.
    4. A handkerchief. [Thieves' Cant or Slang]
    5. Stain; brand. [Obs.] ``Slavish wipe.'' --Shak.
Video Dictionary
 Definition: Special effect in which two pictures from different video sources are displayed on one screen. special effects generators provide numerous wipe patterns varying from simple horizontal and vertical wipes to multi-shaped, multi-colored arrangements.