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PIP (pipped, pipping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pip mean? 

PIP (noun)
  The noun PIP has 5 senses:

1. a disease of poultry
2. a minor nonspecific ailment
3. a small hard seed found in some fruits
4. a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
5. a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface

  Familiarity information: PIP used as a noun is common.


PIP (verb)
  The verb PIP has 3 senses:

1. kill by firing a missile
2. hit with a missile from a weapon
3. defeat thoroughly

  Familiarity information: PIP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PIP (noun)


Sense 1pip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disease of poultry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

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

animal disease (a disease that typically does not affect human beings)


Sense 2pip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A minor nonspecific ailment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

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

ailment; complaint; ill (an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining)


Sense 3pip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small hard seed found in some fruits

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

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

seed (a small hard fruit)


Sense 4pip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

pip; spot

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

mark; marker; marking (a distinguishing symbol)

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

playing card (one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games)


Sense 5pip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

radar target; blip; pip

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

radar echo (an electronic signal that has been reflected back to the radar antenna; contains information about the location and distance of the reflecting object)


PIP (verb)


Sense 1pip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Kill by firing a missile

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

pip; shoot

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

kill (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly)

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

flight (shoot a bird in flight)

pick off (shoot one by one)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2pip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit with a missile from a weapon

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

shoot; pip; hit

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

injure; wound (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

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

gun down (strike down or shoot down)

grass (shoot down, of birds)

kneecap (shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3pip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Defeat thoroughly

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

worst; mop up; whip; rack up; pip

Context example:

He mopped up the floor with his opponents

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

beat; beat out; crush; shell; trounce; vanquish (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to pip his opponent


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