Definition of Piping

1. Noun. A thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems.

Generic synonyms: Cord
Derivative terms: Pipe



2. Adverb. (used of heat) extremely. "The casserole was piping hot"
Exact synonyms: Steaming

3. Noun. A long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc..

4. Noun. Playing a pipe or the bagpipes.
Generic synonyms: Playing
Derivative terms: Pipe

Definition of Piping

1. a. Playing on a musical pipe.

2. n. A small cord covered with cloth, -- used as trimming for women's dresses.

Definition of Piping

1. Verb. (present participle of pipe) ¹

2. Noun. The process of an animal just beginning to break out of its egg; precedes hatching. ¹

3. Noun. The sound of musical pipes. ¹

4. Noun. An act of making music or noise with pipes. ¹

5. Noun. A system of pipes that compose a structure; pipework. ¹

6. Noun. An ornamentation on pastry edges and seams. ¹

7. Noun. An ornamentation on the edges of a garment; a small cord covered with cloth. ¹

8. Noun. Piped icing on a cake. ¹

9. Noun. (botany) A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting. ¹

10. Noun. (botany) propagation by cuttings ¹

11. Adjective. High-pitched. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piping

1. a system of pipes [n -S]

Medical Definition of Piping

1. 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, etc. 4. A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting; also, propagation by cuttings. 1. Playing on a musical pipe. "Lowing herds and piping swains." 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterised by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife. 3. Emitting a high, shrill sound. 4. Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; from the sound of boiling fluids. Piping crow, Piping crow shrike, Piping roller, a small American tree frog (Hyla Pickeringii) which utters a high, shrill note in early spring. Piping hot, boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot. Origin: From Pipe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piping

pipeweed
pipework
pipeworker
pipeworkers
pipeworks
pipewort
pipewort family
pipeworts
piphat
pipidae
pipier
pipiest
pipiness
pipinesses
piping (current term)
piping bag
piping crow
piping crow-shrike
piping down
piping guan
piping hot
piping plover
pipingly
pipings
pipis
pipistrel
pipistrelle
pipistrelles
pipistrels

Literary usage of Piping

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1. Mechanical Equipment of Buildings: A Reference Book for Engineers and Architects by Louis Allen Harding, Arthur Cutts Willard (1917)
"The piping system to fulfil its function adequately should be designed to give long ... Classification of the piping System. In order to accomplish the best ..."

2. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"In any system of piping the fundamental object is to conduct the fluid in ... Detailed drawings should also be provided of each division of the piping to ..."

3. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1913)
"Specification for Steam, Exhaust, Water, and Condenser piping for an Electric ... shall cover the complete installation of steam piping, exhaust piping ..."

4. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1910)
"In any system of piping the fundamental object is to conduct the fluid in ... Detailed drawings should also be provided of each division of the piping to ..."

5. Steam Power Plant Auxiliaries and Accessories by Terrell Croft (1922)
"The Steam-piping Of A Power Plant Generally Comprises Two Separate Systems: (1) The ... The live-steam piping is usually designed to convey live steam, ..."

6. Steam Power Plant Auxiliaries and Accessories by Terrell Croft (1922)
"The Steam-piping Of A Power Plant Generally Comprises Two Separate Systems: (1) The ... The live-steam piping is usually designed to convey live steam, ..."

7. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1922)
"RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR GAS piping AND FIXTURES 40. The following are the rules and regulations governing the illustration of gas piping and fixtures in ..."

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