1 a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"
2 (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon [syn: angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination]
3 a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places [syn: pickpocket, cutpurse]
4 tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
5 a brief immersion
6 a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "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" [syn: drop, fall, free fall]
7 a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
8 a brief swim in water [syn: plunge]
9 a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
1 immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint" [syn: dunk, souse, plunge, douse]
2 dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce" [syn: dunk]
3 go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"
4 stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
5 switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam [syn: dim]
6 lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"
7 appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line" [syn: sink]
8 slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
10 of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax
11 immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"
12 scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container" [also: dipping, dipped]
- A lower section of a road or geological feature.
- There is a dip in the road ahead.
- A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed in chemicals to kill parasites.
- A dip stick.
- A swim. (Usually a
short swim to refresh).
- I'm going for a dip before breakfast.
- colloquial dated A
- 1906, Fred L. Boalt, "The
Snitcher", McClure's Magazine v.26, p.633
- The Moocher was a "dip" in a dilettante sort of way, and his particular graft was boarding street-cars with his papers and grabbing women's pocket-books.
- 1906, Fred L. Boalt, "The Snitcher", McClure's Magazine v.26, p.633
- (chiefly US) A sauce for dipping.
- Hmmm, this onion dip is just scrumptious.
lower section of a road or geological feature
- Finnish: painauma
- German: Senke, Absenkung
tank or trough to kill parasites in cattle
- Finnish: kylpy
short swim to refresh
- Finnish: pulahdus
- German: Tauchen, Schwimmen, Baden
- Swedish: dopp
A sauce for dipping.
- German: Soße, Tunke, Dip
- To lower into a
- Dip your biscuit into your tea.
- To lower a light's beam.
- Dip your lights as you meet an oncoming car.
- To treat cattle or sheep by immersion in chemical solution.
- The farmer is going to dip the cattle today.
- To use a dip stick to check oil level in an engine.
- 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.
to lower into a liquid
to lower the beam
EtymologyCommon Turkic *tüp
Dip has many meanings:
- Dip (dance move), a partner dance move
- Dip (Catalan myth), an evil demonic dog that drinks people's blood
in-line package, an electronics package with pins lying along
- DIP switch, a number of electric switches in a dual in-line package
- Dip (food), a type of sauce into which food is dipped
- Dipping tobacco, colloquial name for American moist snuff
- An abbreviation of the word dipshit.
- Strike and
dip, indicates the orientation of a planar surface with respect
to the horizontal
- Dip slope is a geological term for a slope parallel to the dip.
dip, angle made with the horizontal at any point by the
Earth's magnetic field
- Dip circle, used to measure the angle between magnetic dip and the horizon
- The Dip, in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a mixture of volatile fluids used to kill animated characters.
- Dip (exercise), a type of strength training exercise.
- The dip Dialup IP driver
- Dependency inversion principle
DIP can refer to any of the following:
- Database of Interacting Proteins
- Debtor in possession
- Debtor-in-possession Financing
- Defective interfering particle
- De-inked pulp
- Dependency Inversion Principle
- Digital image processing
- Digital intellectual property
- Direct Income Payments, agricultural support payments in the European Union
- Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself
- Dissemination Information Package, used in digital libraries
- Distal interphalangeal joint
- Distributed IP NAT
- Draw Indexed Primitives, DirectX function
- Drug Intervention Program
- Drunk in public
- Dual in-line package
dip in German: Dip
dip in French: DIP
dip in Italian: DIP
dip in Dutch: DIP
dip in Japanese: DIP
dip in Portuguese: DIP
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