Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
  2. (noun, act) a brief swim in water
  3. (noun, artifact) a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
  4. (noun, attribute) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
    there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
    a dip in prices
    when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall
  5. (noun, event) a brief immersion
  6. (noun, food) tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
  7. (noun, person) a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
  8. (noun, shape) (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
  9. (noun, shape) a depression in an otherwise level surface
  10. (verb, change) stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
  11. (verb, change) go down momentarily
  12. (verb, consumption) dip into a liquid while eating
  13. (verb, contact) scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
  14. (verb, contact) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    dip the brush into the paint
  15. (verb, contact) plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
  16. (verb, contact) immerse in a disinfectant solution
  17. (verb, creation) place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
  18. (verb, motion) dip into a liquid
  19. (verb, motion) slope downwards
  20. (verb, motion) appear to move downward
    The setting sun sank below the tree line
  21. (verb, motion) lower briefly
  22. (verb, perception) switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  23. (verb, possession) take a small amount from

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Dip

  1. O.E. dyppan "immerse, baptize by immersion," from P.Gmc. *dupjanan, related to diepan "immerse, dip." Sense of "downward slope" is 1708. Meaning "sweet sauce for pudding, etc." first recorded 1825. Dipper, the popular U.S. name for the asterism known in Britain as The Plough or Charles' Wain, is attested from 1842. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Dip

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