Definition of Dip

  • (v. t.) To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.
  • (v. t.) To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.
  • (v. t.) To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.
  • (v. t.) To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.
  • (v. i.) To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
  • (v. i.) To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.
  • (v. i.) To pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into.
  • (v. i.) To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; -- followed by in or into.
  • (v. i.) To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.
  • (v. i.) To dip snuff.
  • (n.) The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.
  • (n.) Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.
  • (n.) A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon.
  • (n.) A dipped candle.

Antonyms of Dip


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Homophones of Dip


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