dip (Meaning)

Wordnet

dip (n)

a depression in an otherwise level surface

(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped

a brief immersion

a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow

a brief swim in water

a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

Wordnet

dip (v)

immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

dip into a liquid while eating

go down momentarily

stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

take a small amount from

switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam

lower briefly

appear to move downward

slope downwards

dip into a liquid

place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax

immerse in a disinfectant solution

plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container

scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface

Webster

dip (v. t.)

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

To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.

To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.

To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.

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.

To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.

Webster

dip (v. i.)

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

To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.

To pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into.

To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; -- followed by in or into.

To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.

To dip snuff.

Webster

dip (n.)

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

Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.

A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon.

A dipped candle.

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.

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).

A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole.

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dip Sentence Examples

  1. I like to dip my fries in ketchup and mayonnaise.
  2. I took a dip in the ocean during my vacation.
  3. The hikers had to dip their hands in the stream to get water.
  4. The artist dipped his brush in the paint and began to create a masterpiece.
  5. The baker dipped the donut in chocolate ganache.
  6. The mechanic dipped the wrench in oil to lubricate it.
  7. The carpenter dipped the saw in water to keep it cool.
  8. The dog dipped his tongue in the water bowl to quench his thirst.
  9. The bird dipped its beak in the water to take a drink.
  10. The thief dipped his hand in the pockets of his victims to steal their wallets.

FAQs About the word dip

a depression in an otherwise level surface, (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon, a thief who steals from the pockets

drown, immerse, duck,dunk, souse, steep, plunge, soak, sop, douse

pour,fill, pour, fill,,

I like to dip my fries in ketchup and mayonnaise.

I took a dip in the ocean during my vacation.

The hikers had to dip their hands in the stream to get water.

The artist dipped his brush in the paint and began to create a masterpiece.