dip dip  /ˈdɪp/


  1. (n) a depression in an otherwise level surface
  2. (n) (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
  3. (n) a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
  4. (n) tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
  5. (n) a brief immersion
  6. (n) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
  7. (n) a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
  8. (n) a brief swim in water
  9. (n) a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
  10. (v) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
  11. (v) dip into a liquid while eating
  12. (v) go down momentarily
  13. (v) stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
  14. (v) take a small amount from
  15. (v) switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  16. (v) lower briefly
  17. (v) appear to move downward
  18. (v) slope downwards
  19. (v) dip into a liquid
  20. (v) place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
  21. (v) immerse in a disinfectant solution
  22. (v) plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
  23. (v) scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface

Derived Word(s)


  1. In Varanasi--where 60,000 people gather daily, most for a holy dip--pumps were set up to divert sewage to a new treatment plant downstream.
  2. A dip vat is a long, narrow, 7-ft.
  3. The best approach is to perform the same exercises you would do on the floorsquats, tricep dips, push-ups and the like.


  1. Why Viacom Should Be Bought on the Dip

    Why Viacom Should Be Bought on the Dip        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Buy Japan on the Dip

    Buy Japan on the Dip        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Police: City has 13 percent crime dip, fewer weapons on streets

    There was a 13 percent dip in overall crime and 3,000 fewer illegal weapons on the streets of Chicago this year, announced Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Monday. “We’re having a good year in comparison to where we’ve been in the past in this city,” said McCarthy at the Harrison district headquarters, behind two tables of handguns, assault rifles and other recently confiscated weapons ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times


  1. "I wouldn't even be surprised if that in some polls that you saw a little bit of a dip as a consequence we have been out of the country for a week," Obama told reporters on the last leg of his foreign trip, per ABC's Jake Tapper.
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "It's important that we understand just how fragile the recovery is," said Trevor Manuel, minister in the presidency for South Africa. "Economies around the world are raising the spectre of a double-dip recession and this presents the...
    on Jun 3, 2010 By: Trevor Manuel Source: AFP

  3. ...Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, said there was a "low likelihood" of a recession and that the "most likely scenario is that we will get through this dip and we will continue to see growth."
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Carlos Gutierrez Source: International Herald Tribune

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