Definition of Dip

1. Noun. A depression in an otherwise level surface. "There was a dip in the road"

Generic synonyms: Depression, Impression, Imprint

2. Verb. Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate. "Dip the brush into the paint"
Exact synonyms: Douse, Dunk, Plunge, Souse
Specialized synonyms: Sop, Douse, Duck, Dabble
Generic synonyms: Immerse, Plunge
Derivative terms: Dipper, Dousing, Dunkard, Plunge, Plunger, Souse

3. Noun. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.
Exact synonyms: Angle Of Dip, Inclination, Magnetic Dip, Magnetic Inclination
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Angle
Derivative terms: Incline

4. Verb. Dip into a liquid while eating. "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"
Exact synonyms: Dunk
Generic synonyms: Eat
Derivative terms: Dipper

5. Noun. A thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places.
Exact synonyms: Cutpurse, Pickpocket
Generic synonyms: Stealer, Thief

6. Verb. Go down momentarily. "The stock market is going to dip "; "Prices dipped"
Generic synonyms: Decline, Go Down, Wane

7. Noun. Tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped.
Specialized synonyms: Bean Dip, Cheese Dip, Clam Dip, Guacamole
Generic synonyms: Condiment

8. Verb. Stain an object by immersing it in a liquid.
Generic synonyms: Stain

9. Noun. A brief immersion.

10. Verb. Take a small amount from. "I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"
Generic synonyms: Draw, Draw Off, Take Out, Withdraw

11. Noun. A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity. "When that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
Exact synonyms: Drop, Fall, Free Fall
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Decrement
Specialized synonyms: Correction, Voltage Drop
Derivative terms: Drop, Fall

12. Verb. Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam.
Exact synonyms: Dim
Generic synonyms: Change Intensity

13. Noun. A candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow.
Generic synonyms: Candle, Taper, Wax Light

14. Verb. Lower briefly. "She dipped her knee"

15. Noun. A brief swim in water.
Exact synonyms: Plunge
Generic synonyms: Swim, Swimming
Derivative terms: Plunge, Plunge

16. Verb. Appear to move downward. "The moon will soon dip "; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
Exact synonyms: Sink
Specialized synonyms: Subside
Generic synonyms: Decline

17. Noun. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms.
Generic synonyms: Gymnastic Exercise

18. Verb. Slope downwards. "Our property dips towards the river"
Generic synonyms: Incline, Pitch, Slope

19. Verb. Dip into a liquid. "He dipped into the pool"
Exact synonyms: Douse, Duck
Generic synonyms: Douse, Dunk, Plunge, Souse
Derivative terms: Ducking

20. Verb. Place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax.

21. Verb. Immerse in a disinfectant solution. "Dip the sheep"
Generic synonyms: Immerse, Plunge

22. Verb. Plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container. "He dipped into his pocket"
Generic synonyms: Immerse, Plunge

23. Verb. Scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface. "Dip water out of a container"
Generic synonyms: Lift Out, Scoop, Scoop Out, Scoop Up, Take Up

Definition of Dip

1. v. t. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.

2. v. i. To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.

3. n. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.

4. n. 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.

Definition of Dip

1. Acronym. (acronym of delightfully intelligent person) ¹

2. Acronym. (electronics) (acronym of Dual in-line package dual in-line package) ¹

3. Acronym. (programming) (acronym of dependency inversion principle) (gloss This is one of the SOLID programming principles.) ¹

4. Noun. A lower section of a road or geological feature. ¹

5. Noun. A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed in chemicals to kill parasites. ¹

6. Noun. A dip stick. ¹

7. Noun. A swim. (Usually a short swim to refresh). ¹

8. Noun. (colloquial dated) A pickpocket. ¹

9. Noun. A sauce for dipping. ¹

10. Noun. (geology) The angle from horizontal of a planar geologic surface, such as a fault line. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To lower into a liquid. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) (context: of a value or rate) To decrease slightly. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To lower a light's beam. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To lower (a flag), particularly a national ensign, to a partially hoisted position in order to render or to return a salute. While lowered, the flag is said to be “at the dip.” A flag being carried on a staff may be dipped by leaning it forward at an approximate angle of 45 degrees. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To treat cattle or sheep by immersion in chemical solution. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To use a dip stick to check oil level in an engine. ¹

17. Verb. To consume snuff by placing a pinch behind the lip or under the tongue so that the active chemical constituents of the snuff may be absorbed into the system for their narcotic effect. ¹

18. Noun. A foolish person. ¹

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Definition of Dip

1. to immerse briefly into a liquid [v DIPPED or DIPT, DIPPING, DIPS]

Medical Definition of Dip

1. 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. 3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. "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." (Dryden) 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 water. 6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. "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. To dip the colours, to lower the colours and return them to place; a form of naval salute. Origin: OE. Dippen, duppen, AS. Dyppan; akin to Dan. Dyppe, Sw. Doppa, and to AS. Dpan to baptize, OS. Dpian, D. Doopen, G. Taufen, Sw. Dopa, Goth. Daupjan, Lith. Dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. Dupl hollow, and to E. Dive. Cf. Deep, Dive. 1. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. "The dip of oars in unison." 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. 4. A dipped candle. Dip of the horizon, its greatest angle of inclination to the horizon, or that of a line perpendicular to its direction or strike; called also the pitch. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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dioxygen hexafluoroplatinate
dip (current term)
dip a toe into
dip circle
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dip out
dip phenomenon
dip solder
dip stitch
dip stitches

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