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HIP (hipper, hippest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hip mean? 

HIP (noun)
  The noun HIP has 4 senses:

1. either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
2. the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
3. the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
4. the fruit of a rose plant

  Familiarity information: HIP used as a noun is uncommon.


HIP (adjective)
  The adjective HIP has 1 sense:

1. informed about the latest trends

  Familiarity information: HIP used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HIP (noun)


Sense 1hip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

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

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Meronyms (parts of "hip"):

arteria glutes; gluteal artery (branches of the internal iliac artery that supply the hip joint and gluteal region)

Holonyms ("hip" is a part of...):

body; torso; trunk (the body excluding the head and neck and limbs)


Sense 2hip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

pelvis; pelvic girdle; pelvic arch; hip

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

girdle (an encircling or ringlike structure)

Meronyms (parts of "hip"):

articulatio coxae; coxa; hip; hip joint (the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum)

sacrum (wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx)

os pubis; pubic bone; pubis (one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis)

ischial bone; ischium; os ischii (one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium)

ilium (the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone)

hipbone; innominate bone (large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis)

coccyx; tail bone (the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes)

Holonyms ("hip" is a part of...):

appendicular skeleton (the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs)


Sense 3hip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

articulatio coxae; coxa; hip joint; hip

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

articulatio spheroidea; ball-and-socket joint; cotyloid joint; enarthrodial joint; enarthrosis; spheroid joint (a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone)

Meronyms (parts of "hip"):

ischial bone; ischium; os ischii (one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium)

Holonyms ("hip" is a part of...):

thigh (the part of the leg between the hip and the knee)

hip; pelvic arch; pelvic girdle; pelvis (the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates)


Sense 4hip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The fruit of a rose plant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

rose hip; rosehip; hip

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

fruit (the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant)

Holonyms ("hip" is a part of...):

rose; rosebush (any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses)


HIP (adjective)


Sense 1hip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informed about the latest trends

Synonyms:

hep; hip; hip to

Similar:

informed (having much knowledge or education)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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