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DIP (dipped, dipping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dip mean? 

DIP (noun)
  The noun DIP has 9 senses:

1. a depression in an otherwise level surface
2. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
3. a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
4. tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
5. a brief immersion
6. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
7. a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
8. a brief swim in water
9. a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

  Familiarity information: DIP used as a noun is familiar.


DIP (verb)
  The verb DIP has 12 senses:

1. immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
2. dip into a liquid while eating
3. go down momentarily
4. stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
5. switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
6. lower briefly
7. appear to move downward
8. slope downwards
9. dip into a liquid
10. place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
11. immerse in a disinfectant solution
12. scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface

  Familiarity information: DIP used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIP (noun)


Sense 1dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A depression in an otherwise level surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Context example:

there was a dip in the road

Hypernyms ("dip" is a kind of...):

depression; impression; imprint (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing)


Sense 2dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

angle of dip; magnetic dip; magnetic inclination; dip; inclination

Hypernyms ("dip" is a kind of...):

angle (the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)


Sense 3dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pickpocket; cutpurse; dip

Hypernyms ("dip" is a kind of...):

stealer; thief (a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it)


Sense 4dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("dip" is a kind of...):

condiment (a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dip"):

guacamole (a dip made of mashed avocado mixed with chopped onions and other seasonings)

clam dip (a dip made of clams and soft cream cheese)

cheese dip (a dip made of cheeses)

bean dip (a dip made of cooked beans)


Sense 5dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brief immersion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("dip" is a kind of...):

immersion; submergence; submerging; submersion (sinking until covered completely with water)


Sense 6dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

free fall; drop; dip; fall

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("dip" is a kind of...):

decrease; decrement (the amount by which something decreases)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dip"):

correction (a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases)

voltage drop (a decrease in voltage along a conductor through which current is flowing)


Sense 7dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("dip" is a kind of...):

candle; taper; wax light (stick of wax with a wick in the middle)


Sense 8dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brief swim in water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

plunge; dip

Hypernyms ("dip" is a kind of...):

swim; swimming (the act of swimming)


Sense 9dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("dip" is a kind of...):

gymnastic exercise ((gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus))


DIP (verb)


Sense 1dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

dip; dunk; souse; douse; plunge

Context examples:

dip the garment into the cleaning solution / dip the brush into the paint

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

immerse; plunge (thrust or throw into)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dip"):

sop (dip into liquid)

dip; douse; duck (dip into a liquid)

dabble (dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dip into a liquid while eating

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

dip; dunk

Context example:

She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

eat (take in solid food)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go down momentarily

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Prices dipped

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

decline; go down; wane (grow smaller)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The stock market is going to dip


Sense 4dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

stain (color with a liquid dye or tint)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

dim; dip

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

change intensity (increase or decrease in intensity)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lower briefly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

She dipped her knee

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

bring down; get down; let down; lower; take down (move something or somebody to a lower position)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Appear to move downward

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

sink; dip

Context examples:

The sun dipped below the horizon / The setting sun sank below the tree line

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

decline (go down)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dip"):

subside (sink to a lower level or form a depression)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

Sentence example:

The moon will soon dip


Sense 8dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Slope downwards

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

Our property dips towards the river

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

incline; pitch; slope (be at an angle)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 9dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dip into a liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

douse; duck; dip

Context example:

He dipped into the pool

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

dip; douse; dunk; plunge; souse (immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 10dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

create from raw material; create from raw stuff (make from scratch)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 11dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Immerse in a disinfectant solution

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

dip the sheep

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

immerse; plunge (thrust or throw into)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 12dip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

dip water out of a container

Hypernyms (to "dip" is one way to...):

lift out; scoop; scoop out; scoop up; take up (take out or up with or as if with a scoop)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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