Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Seep may refer to:
- A groundwater seep
- Seep (Card Game)
- A petroleum seep
- Cold seep
- The Ford GPA, an amphibious version of the WWII Ford GPW Jeep.
- The SEEP Network
- South East Europe Pipeline (SEEP), a pipeline proposal by BP
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1790, variant of sipe (c.1500), possibly from Old English sipian "to seep," from Proto-Germanic *sip- (cognates: Middle High German sifen, Dutch sijpelen "to ooze"), from PIE root *seib- "to pour out, drip, trickle" (see soap (n.)). Related: Seeped; seeping.
n. 1 a small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground (e.g. water, petroleum or tar) has oozed to the surface 2 moisture that seeps out; a seepage 3 A seafloor vent vb. to ooze, or pass slowly through pores or other small openings
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Seep \Seep\, or Sipe \Sipe\, v. i. [AS. s[=i]pan to distill.] To run or soak through fine pores and interstices; to ooze.
Water seeps up through the sidewalks.
--G. W. Cable.
v. pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings [syn: ooze]
Usage examples of "seep".
Heroin continued to seep down into the valley like the water that ran along the acequias from the high Sierra Nevadas.
What eyes-and-ears reported from Altara and Arad Doman was all confusion, and the few reports beginning to seep out of Tarabon again were frightening.
She knell heavily, feeling the cool dampness seep through her skirts to chill her knees, and scooped up a little earth in her hands, scrabbling at it, ending up with a handful of earthworms and wild violet roots for her pains.
He had the bottle and the glasses ready when the tall, fragile young man seeped in through the doorway of his day cabin, looking like a wisp of ectoplasm decked out in Survey Service uniform.
His cock was dark and engorged, the mushroomed head damp with the pre-come that had seeped over it.
Below the Feyn River estuary, timbers and sodden bodies bob in the heavy swells, and the whiteness of death seeps toward him.
He pierced both eyes of a beast that was part stoat, part gharial, but it continued to writhe silently toward him, flicking its leathery tail from side to side, yellow puslike emissions seeping from around the fletchings of the arrows embedded deep within its sockets.
The sifting, seeping flow of ash and lapilli had steadily risen higher and higher, lifting a chained dog with it.
It was not true concrete, however, and seeping rainwater had leached pockets from the material.
As hot air began seeping through the vents, Lotsa Smoke and Pretty Rose greedily put their hands over the grill.
He took a sip of tea, then lowered the mug to his chin, letting the steam seep around his face.
From a dark, mephitic hole in the bottom of the exact center of the depression, water began to seep forth, until the pond was once again filled to its brim.
Just like that, something tender he had never felt before took over his bones and seeped into his guts like a golden molasses, making him want to cry.
He hammered it home with the heel of his hand, muffling the draft to a small, cold seep, then bent to retrieve his fallen papers.
When I drove the blade through her, I released her spirit into the waters of this very stream, letting her soul free to seep into the current and travel northward beneath the mountains where she found her way to the Nocturn Spring.