Definition of Hip

1. Noun. Either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh.

Generic synonyms: Body Part
Terms within: Arteria Glutes, Gluteal Artery
Group relationships: Body, Torso, Trunk

2. Adjective. Informed about the latest trends.
Exact synonyms: Hep, Hip To
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Informed

3. Noun. The structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates.

4. Noun. The ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum.

5. Noun. (architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof.
Group relationships: Hip Roof, Hipped Roof
Category relationships: Architecture
Generic synonyms: Exterior Angle, External Angle

6. Noun. The fruit of a rose plant.
Exact synonyms: Rose Hip, Rosehip
Group relationships: Rose, Rosebush
Generic synonyms: Fruit

Definition of Hip

1. n. The projecting region of the lateral parts of one side of the pelvis and the hip joint; the haunch; the huckle.

2. v. t. To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side.

3. n. The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog-rose (Rosa canina).

4. interj. Used to excite attention or as a signal; as, hip, hip, hurra!

5. n. See Hyp, n.

Definition of Hip

1. Acronym. (British) Home Information Pack ¹

2. Acronym. (context travel industry) Higher Intermediate Point ¹

3. Noun. (anatomy) The outward-projecting parts of the pelvis and top of the femur and the overlying tissue. ¹

4. Noun. The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes. ¹

5. Noun. The fruit of a rose. ¹

6. Adjective. (slang) aware, informed, up-to-date, trendy (defdate from early 20th c., popularized in 1960's) ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Hip

1. aware of the most current styles and trends [adj HIPPER, HIPPEST] / to build a type of roof [v HIPPED, HIPPING, HIPS]

Medical Definition of Hip

1. 1. The projecting region of the lateral parts of one side of the pelvis and the hip joint; the haunch; the huckle. 2. The external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides or skirts of a roof, which have their wall plates running in different directions. 3. In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord. Hip bone, a roof having sloping ends and sloping sides. See Hip, 2, and Hip. Hip tile, a tile made to cover the hip of a roof. To catch upon the hip, or To have on the hip, to have or get the advantage of; a figure probably derived from wresting. To smite hip and thigh, to overthrow completely; to defeat utterly. Origin: OE. Hipe, huppe, AS. Hype; akin to D. Heup, OHG. Huf, G. Hufte, Dan. Hofte, Sw. Hoft, Goth. Hups; cf. Icel. Huppr, and also Gr. The hollow above the hips of cattle, and Lith. Kumpis ham. The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog-rose (Rosa canina). Alternative forms: hop, hep] Hip tree, the dog-rose. Origin: OE. Hepe, AS. Heope; cf. OHG. Hiufo a bramble bush. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Hip Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Hip Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hip

hip (current term)
hip-flexion phenomenon
hip-pocket flask
hip and shoulder
hip arthroplasty
hip bath
hip bones
hip boot

Other Resources Relating to: Hip

Search for Hip on!Search for Hip on!Search for Hip on Google!Search for Hip on Wikipedia!