Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Dip (Catalan myth)
In Catalan myth, Dip is an evil, black, hairy dog, an emissary of the Devil, who sucks people's blood. Like other figures associated with demons in Catalan myth, he is lame in one leg. Dip is pictured on the escutcheon of Pratdip.
Dip (dance move)
Dips are common to many dance forms ( Tango, Lindy Hop, Salsa, Ballroom dances).
Standard: The flyer usually balances herself. The flyer's body may be horizontal or vertical. There are many grips for bases. The base uses a one-handed grip if flyer is experienced. In performance, flyer may turn her torso sideways toward the audience or toward the base. In social dance, they flyer usually turns her torso toward the base. The lead can use a two-handed grip for inexperienced partners when social dancing.
Tango: The follow's leg locks around the lead's right leg. The flyer can support herself, if she has strong stomach muscles.
Tango Swoop: The flyer leans back (torso horizontal) and moves in a circle and then returns to vertical.
Shoulder Support (Right): When the follow spins to her left, the lead may grip her left shoulder with his right arm. She will stop spinning when his right arm blocks her body. This leads to a natural dip, where she simply leans back while he supports her by holding her shoulder. Note: Never hold her neck.
Shoulder Support (Left): When the follow spins to her left, the lead may grip her left shoulder or upper arm, with his left hand. She will stop spinning when his arm left blocks her body. During her spin, the lead's right hand holds the follow's right hand. This leads to a natural dip, where she simply leans back, while he supports her with both hands: his right hand holds her right hand behind his neck and his left hand holds her left shoulder.
Lean: The base and flyer stand side by side, with the base's hand on her hip. The base lunges sideways, away from the flyer, holding her hip to his. She keeps one leg straight and styles with the other, often a figure-4 knee bend.
Lean to Standard: From a lean, the follow rolls forward into a normal dip.
Between the Legs: The lead steps over her torso.
Straddle: The flyer bends back horizontally. The lead steps over her torso, then moves his feet together so his feet touch. The flyer is supported by his feet.
Death Drop: From cuddle position, with a circus grip. Flyer leans forward and falls as far a grip allows, which is not very far. Then the lead slips the cuddle arm out and the flyer falls again as far as the grip allows. Spotters should be under where the flyer's head will go.
One-handed coin swooping dip (Trance): Whilst dipping your partner with the one handed gripping technique, lower your torso until in a vertical position and within reach of the dance floor. There is a slight pelvic sway in sync with the trance beat. With your free hand collect the coin, and then return to the upright position. The position of your leading thigh is key in making this popular move successful
The dip is an exercise used in strength training. Narrow, shoulder-width dips primarily train the triceps, with major synergists being the anterior deltoid, the pectoralis muscles ( sternal, clavicular, and minor), and the rhomboid muscles of the back (in that order). Wide arm training places additional emphasis on the pectoral muscles, similar in respect to the way a wide grip bench press would focus more on the pectorals and less on the triceps.
Dip (L. Pierre album)
Dip is a studio album by Scottish musician Aidan Moffat, under his pseudonym L. Pierre. It was released in February 2007 under Melodic Records.
Dip may refer to:
- Dip (Catalan myth), an evil demonic dog that drinks people's blood
- Dip (dance move), a partner dance move
- Dip (exercise), a type of strength training exercise
- A brief swim, as in skinny dipping
- Dip (food), a type of sauce into which food is dipped
- Dipping tobacco, a colloquial name for American moist snuff
Magnetic dip, the angle made with the horizontal at any point by the Earth's magnetic field
- Dip circle, used to measure the angle between magnetic dip and the horizon
- Dip of the Horizon, the angle below horizontal for an elevated observer at sea
Dip (geology) – Strike and dip, the orientation or attitude of a geologic feature
- Dip slope, a geological term for a slope parallel to the dip
- Decagonal prism
- Distributed information processing, a field of computer science
- DIP Research (for Distributed Information Processing), a defunct company which designed the Atari Portfolio
- Dual in-line package, a type of integrated circuit packaging
- Dip, a name in Gujarati meaning diya
- Voltage dip, the British term for voltage sag
- "Dip", a song by Danny Brown from his 2013 album Old
- Plunge dip, a method of immersing livestock in pesticide
- Flag dipping, to dip a flag that is being carried as a sign of respect or deference
Etymology 1 n. 1 A lower section of a road or geological feature. 2 Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch. 3 The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. 4 A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed in chemicals to kill parasites. 5 A dip stick. 6 A swim, usually a short swim to refresh. 7 (context colloquial dated English) A pickpocket. 8 A sauce for dipping. 9 (context geology English) The angle from horizontal of a planar geologic surface, such as a fault line. 10 (context archaic English) A dipped candle. 11 (context: dance) a move in many different styles of partner dances, often performed at the end of a dance, in which the follower leans far to the side and is supported by the leader 12 A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms. 13 In the turpentine industry, the viscid exudation that is dipped out from incisions in the trees. ''Virgin dip'' is the runnings of the first year, ''yellow dip'' the runnings of subsequent years. 14 (context aeronautics English) A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To lower into a liquid. 2 (context intransitive English) To immerse oneself; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink. 3 (context intransitive English) (context of a value or rate English) To decrease slightly. 4 (context transitive English) To lower a light's beam. 5 (context transitive English) To lower (a flag), particularly a national ensign, to a partially hoisted position in order to render or to return a salute. While lowered, the flag is said to be “at the dip.” A flag being carried on a staff may be dipped by leaning it forward at an approximate angle of 45 degrees. 6 (context transitive English) To treat cattle or sheep by immersion in chemical solution. 7 (context transitive English) To use a dip stick to check oil level in an engine. 8 To consume snuff by placing a pinch behind the lip or under the tongue so that the active chemical constituents of the snuff may be absorbed into the system for their narcotic effect. 9 To immerse for baptism. 10 To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. 11 To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair. 12 (context transitive English) To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; often with ''out''. 13 (context intransitive English) To perform the action of plunging a dipper, ladle. etc. into a liquid or soft substance and removing a part. 14 To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. 15 (context transitive English) To perform (a bow or curtsey) by inclining the body. 16 (context intransitive English) To incline downward from the plane of the horizon. 17 (context: dance) To perform a dip dance move (often phrased with the leader as the subject noun and the follower as the subject noun being dipped) Etymology 2
n. A foolish person.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Magnetic \Mag*net"ic\, Magnetical \Mag*net"ic*al\, a. [L. magneticus: cf. F. magn['e]tique.]
Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle.
Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the earth's magnetism; as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian.
Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism; as, the magnetic metals.
Endowed with extraordinary personal power to excite the feelings and to win the affections; attractive; inducing attachment.
She that had all magnetic force alone.
Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism, so called; hypnotic; as, a magnetic sleep. See Magnetism. [Archaic] Magnetic amplitude, attraction, dip, induction, etc. See under Amplitude, Attraction, etc. Magnetic battery, a combination of bar or horseshoe magnets with the like poles adjacent, so as to act together with great power. Magnetic compensator, a contrivance connected with a ship's compass for compensating or neutralizing the effect of the iron of the ship upon the needle. Magnetic curves, curves indicating lines of magnetic force, as in the arrangement of iron filings between the poles of a powerful magnet. Magnetic elements.
(Chem. Physics) Those elements, as iron, nickel, cobalt, chromium, manganese, etc., which are capable or becoming magnetic.
(Physics) In respect to terrestrial magnetism, the declination, inclination, and intensity.
See under Element.
Magnetic fluid, the hypothetical fluid whose existence was formerly assumed in the explanations of the phenomena of magnetism; -- no longer considered a meaningful concept.
Magnetic iron, or Magnetic iron ore. (Min.) Same as Magnetite.
Magnetic needle, a slender bar of steel, magnetized and suspended at its center on a sharp-pointed pivot, or by a delicate fiber, so that it may take freely the direction of the magnetic meridian. It constitutes the essential part of a compass, such as the mariner's and the surveyor's.
Magnetic poles, the two points in the opposite polar regions of the earth at which the direction of the dipping needle is vertical.
Magnetic pyrites. See Pyrrhotite.
Magnetic storm (Terrestrial Physics), a disturbance of the earth's magnetic force characterized by great and sudden changes.
Magnetic telegraph, a telegraph acting by means of a magnet. See Telegraph.
n. a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"
tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
a brief immersion
a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall" [syn: drop, fall, free fall]
a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
a brief swim in water [syn: plunge]
a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce" [syn: dunk]
go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"
stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam [syn: dim]
lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"
appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line" [syn: sink]
slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax
immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"
scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container"
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English dyppan "immerse, baptize by immersion," from Proto-Germanic *duppjan (cognates: Old Norse deypa "to dip," Danish døbe "to baptize," Old Frisian depa, Dutch dopen, German taufen, Gothic daupjan "to baptize"), related to Old English diepan "immerse, dip," and perhaps ultimately to deep. As a noun, from 1590s. Sense of "downward slope" is 1708. Meaning "sweet sauce for pudding, etc." first recorded 1825.
"stupid person, eccentric person," 1920s slang, perhaps a back-formation from dippy. "Dipshit is an emphatic form of dip (2); dipstick may be a euphemism or may reflect putative dipstick 'penis' " [DAS].
Usage examples of "dip".
The rotor wash whipped at Abies as the helicopter turned above, then dipped sharply down behind the tree cover and disappeared.
Accordingly, the finger may be dipped into acetone for several seconds, removed, and be permitted to dry, after which it is inked and printed.
Something fluttered, flittered, dipped, and bobbed in the clear desert sky like an addled bat driven into sunshine.
But this adjutant returned half an hour later with the news that the commander of the dragoons had already retreated beyond the dip in the ground, as a heavy fire had been opened on him and he was losing men uselessly, and so had hastened to throw some sharpshooters into the wood.
The hillside, which had appeared to be one slope, was really a succession of undulations, so that the advancing infantry alternately dipped into shelter and emerged into a hail of bullets.
He allowed the others to dip their fingers in it when cool and use it to wipe their skins to relieve the intolerable itching caused by the aerosol rain from the trees.
Cotton seed is dipped in a fungicide and planted in a Mississippi field sprayed with aldicarb, one of the most toxic chemicals applied in the United States.
This step completed, he passed one of the aromatic branches several times over the candle flame, dipped it in the glowing water, and sprinkled Alec from head to foot, repeating the flame and water process several times.
He dipped his tongue into the hollow of her collarbone, and Amelle gasped.
There was a dish of rosewater by the bed for Billy Anker to dip his fingers in if he started to come too soon.
Dipped ordinary paper in an aqueous solution of sulphate of copper and carbonate of ammonia and then added alkaline solutions of cochineal or equivalent coloring matter.
The wing dipped uncertainly beneath his weight, pulling toward the building Argent had leaped from.
One acolyte held a basin of water, and the priest dipped an aspergillum into the bowl and sprinkled a few drops over me.
For the entire distance he was preceded by a thousand priests and bishops in the finery of their office, intoning a solemn hymn and asperging the genuflecting crowds with conifer sprigs dipped in holy water.
Garnish with flowerets of cauliflower, dipped in aspic and chilled, and lettuce.