v. t.1.To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.
[imp. & p. p. Dipped or Dipt ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Dipping.]
The priest shall dip his finger in the blood.
- Lev. iv. 6.
2.To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.
3.To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.
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 colors
(Naut.) to lower the colors and return them to place; - a form of naval salute.
v. i.1.To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
The sun's rim dips; the stars rush out.
- Coleridge.
2.To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.
3.To pierce; to penetrate; - followed by in or into.
When I dipt into the future.
- Tennyson.
4.To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; - followed by in or into.
5.To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.
6.To dip snuff.
n.1.The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.
2.Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.
3.a hollow or depression in a surface, especially in the ground.
4.A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon.
5.A dipped candle.
6.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.
7.In the turpentine industry, the viscid exudation, which is dipped out from incisions in the trees; as, virgin dip (the runnings of the first year), yellow dip (the runnings of subsequent years).
8.(Aëronautics) A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole.
9.a liquid, in which objects are soaked by dipping; e.g., a parasiticide or insecticide solution into which animals are dipped (see sheep-dip).
10.a sauce into which foods are dipped to enhance the flavor; e. g., an onion dip made from sour cream and dried onions, into which potato chips are dipped.
11.a pickpocket.
Dip of the horizon
(Astron.) the angular depression of the seen or visible horizon below the true or natural horizon; the angle at the eye of an observer between a horizontal line and a tangent drawn from the eye to the surface of the ocean.
Dip of the needle
the angle formed, in a vertical plane, by a freely suspended magnetic needle, or the line of magnetic force, with a horizontal line; - called also inclination.
Dip of a stratum
(Geol.) its greatest angle of inclination to the horizon, or that of a line perpendicular to its direction or strike; - called also the pitch.
Noun1.dip - a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"
2.Dipdip - (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
3.Dipdip - a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
Synonyms: cutpurse, pickpocket
4.dip - tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
5.dip - a brief immersion
6.dip - 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"
Synonyms: free fall, drop, fall
7.dip - a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
8.Dipdip - a brief swim in water
Synonyms: plunge
9.dip - a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
Verb1.dip - 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"
Synonyms: dunk, souse, douse, plunge
2.dip - dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"
Synonyms: dunk
3.dip - go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"
4.dip - stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
5.dip - switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
Synonyms: dim
6.dip - lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"
7.dip - appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
Synonyms: sink
8.dip - slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
9.dip - dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
Synonyms: douse, duck
10.dip - of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax
11.dip - immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"
12.dip - scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container"
1.DIP - Dual In-line Package.
2.DIP - Document Image Processing.
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Dip of a stratum
Dip of the horizon
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DIP switch
diphenylbutyl piperidine
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