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PIPING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does piping mean? 

PIPING (noun)
  The noun PIPING has 3 senses:

1. a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems
2. a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
3. playing a pipe or the bagpipes

  Familiarity information: PIPING used as a noun is uncommon.


PIPING (adjective)
  The adjective PIPING has 1 sense:

1. resembling the music of a pipe

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


PIPING (adverb)
  The adverb PIPING has 1 sense:

1. (used of heat) extremely

  Familiarity information: PIPING used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PIPING (noun)


Sense 1piping [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

cord (a line made of twisted fibers or threads)


Sense 2piping [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

pipage; pipe; piping

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

tube; tubing (conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases)

Meronyms (parts of "piping"):

spout (an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain)

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

chimneypot (a short earthenware pipe on the top of a chimney to increase the draft)

steam line; steam pipe (a pipe conducting steam)

standpipe (a vertical pipe)

sparge pipe (a horizontal pipe having fine holes drilled throughout its length so as to deliver a spray of water)

riser; riser main; riser pipe; riser pipeline (a vertical pipe in a building)

line; pipeline (a pipe used to transport liquids or gases)

manifold (a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes)

main (a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage)

fuel line; gas line (a pipe that carries gasoline from a tank to a gasoline engine)

exhaust pipe (a pipe through which burned gases travel from the exhaust manifold to the muffler)

elbow (a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it)

drilling pipe (a series of tube (joined by screwed collars) that connects a drilling platform to the drilling bit; rotates the bit and supplies drilling mud)

drain; drainpipe; waste pipe (a pipe through which liquid is carried away)

discharge pipe (a pipe through which fluids can be discharged)

tailpipe (a pipe carrying fumes from the muffler to the rear of a car)


Sense 3piping [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Playing a pipe or the bagpipes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

playing (the act of playing a musical instrument)


PIPING (adjective)


Sense 1piping [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resembling the music of a pipe

Context example:

the piping voices of children

Similar:

high; high-pitched (used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency)


PIPING (adverb)


Sense 1piping [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of heat) extremely

Synonyms:

piping; steaming

Context example:

the casserole was piping hot


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