Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The hip is an anatomical region and a joint.
Hip or HIP may also refer to:
The hip region is located lateral and anterior to the gluteal region (i.e., the buttock), inferior to the iliac crest, and overlying the greater trochanter of the femur, or "thigh bone". In adults, three of the bones of the pelvis have fused into the hip bone or acetabulum which forms part of the hip region.
The hip joint, scientifically referred to as the acetabulofemoral joint (art. coxae), is the joint between the femur and acetabulum of the pelvis and its primary function is to support the weight of the body in both static (e.g. standing) and dynamic (e.g. walking or running) postures. The hip joints are the most important part in retaining balance. The pelvic inclination angle, which is the single most important element of human body posture, is mostly adjusted at the hips.
Pain of the hip may be the result of numerous causes including nervous, osteoarthritic, infectious, trauma-related, and genetic ones.
Hip, like cool, does not refer to one specific quality. What is considered hip is continuously changing.
Hip is the only full-length release by the band Steppeulvene, a Danish rock band. It was released in 1967.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"part of the body where pelvis and thigh join," Old English hype "hip," from Proto-Germanic *hupiz (cognates: Dutch heup, German Hüfte, Gothic hups "hip"), from PIE *qeub- "to bend." Hip of a roof is from late 17c.
"seed pod" (especially of wild rose), Old English heope, hiope "seed vessel of the wild rose," from Proto-Germanic *hiup- (cognates: dialectal Norwegian hjupa, Old Saxon hiopo, Dutch joop, Old High German hiafo, dialectal German Hiefe, Old English hiopa "briar, bramble").
"informed," 1904, apparently originally in black slang, probably a variant of hep (1), with which it is identical in sense, though it is recorded four years earlier.
exclamation used to introduce a united cheer (compare hip-hip-hurrah), 1827, earlier hep; compare German hepp, to animals a cry to attack game, to mobs a cry to attack Jews (see hep (2)); perhaps a natural sound (such as Latin eho, heus).
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context anatomy English) The outward-projecting parts of the pelvis and top of the femur and the overlying tissue. 2 The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes. 3 In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord. vb. 1 (context chiefly sports English) To use one's hips to bump into someone. 2 To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip in wrestling (technically called ''cross buttock''). 3 To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side. 4 To make with a hip or hips, as a roof. Etymology 2
n. The fruit of a rose. Etymology 3
(context slang English) aware, informed, up-to-date, trendy (from early 20th c., popularized in 1960s) v
(context transitive slang English) To inform, to make knowledgeable.
n. either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
The Collaborative International Dictionary
hip \hip\, a.
Aware of the latest ideas, trends, fashions, and developments in popular music and entertainment culture; not square; -- same as hep.
Syn: tuned in.
Aware of the latest fashions and behaving as expected socially, especially in clothing style and musical taste; exhibiting an air of casual sophistication; cool; with it; -- used mostly among young people in the teens to twenties.
Usage examples of "hip".
His real mission, of course, is to convince some other band, somewhere else, that he is a genius acoustician who has developed the ultimate amplifier and that Doggone amps are the only amps that any hip band can possibly consider.
As Addle poured him a glass of juice, he slipped his arm around her hips, as if it were the most natural thing in the world.
Honorius the afrit leaped upon the bonnet of the car, femurs akimbo, hands on hip bones, skull cocked at a jaunty angle.
The two women disappeared behind the afterclap, the canvas screen at the back of the wagon, and Sarah called for the servants to bring the copper hip bath and buckets of hot water from the cooking fire.
Seregil paid his price without quibbling and Maklin threw in a sword belt, showing Alec how to wrap it twice around his waist 63 and fix the lacings so that the blade hung at the proper angle against his left hip.
A long, tall flagon of amberjack was in her hand, and a slim long sword at her hip.
Her slender figure, her prominent hips, her beautifully-modelled bosom, her large eyes, from which flashed the sparkle of amorous desire, everything about her was strikingly beautiful, and presented to my hungry looks the perfection of the mother of love, adorned by all the charms which modesty throws over the attractions of a lovely woman.
She glared at him with her hands on her hips, her mouth set irritably aslant upward, her eyebrows gathered into a dark knot over her nose.
After an extensive tussle, punctuated by whoops, giggles and female screams, the predictable result was obtained with Avis straddling his face, Eris his hips.
He felt the devil was slipping hip wiggling and bebop rhythms into gospel, tempting groups and luring good Christians away from the Lord with the idea of making a fast buck.
Lily Bede stood a foot behind him, hand on hips, spots of carnelian edging each cheekbone.
Strange was coming out of a massage parlor when he felt his beeper vibrate against his hip.
As he was crossing the street, the beeper on his hip sounded, and he checked the numbered readout: Janine.
I smoothed my hands down my lightweight gauze ruffly, beflounced broomstick skirt, wondering if Tiffany was being catty or if my hips did, in fact, look so massive she had to give me a gentle pointer.
It was loosely lashed about her waist with a behen, a long woolen sash wrapped above her hips.