Find the word definition

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

sip

I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
sip coffee (=drink it slowly)
▪ He sat in his chair, peacefully sipping his coffee.
sip your drink (=drink it in very small amounts)
▪ Connie was sitting at the table, sipping her drink slowly.
sipping lid
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
slowly
▪ After filling a glass with water, she returned to the kitchen and sat down and slowly sipped the water.
▪ Rockwell sips slowly on a Lite beer.
▪ I sat still, sipping slowly and thinking hard.
▪ One of them was an old man, sipping slowly at a beer.
▪ He sipped slowly, pleased with himself, pleased he had been the first to see the opportunity and seize upon it.
▪ He sipped slowly at a cup of watered wine and decided to return to his church.
■ NOUN
beer
▪ She was so extraordinarily beautiful that I nearly laughed out loud ... She sipped some beer and went back to her book.
▪ Back at Turnhouse, after a light lunch, Carrington and Benson sipped beer.
▪ Lang sipped some of my beer and leaned back in his chair, looking proud, as if he owned the place.
▪ One of them was an old man, sipping slowly at a beer.
▪ I sat there, feeling whole and good, sipping at a beer.
brandy
▪ Sit with the music, blow a little smoke, time enough to snap out of it, sip the brandy.
▪ Aubrey sipped his brandy, nursing the balloon in both hands and studying Langford openly.
▪ Rachel's hand shook as she sipped her brandy.
▪ She sipped brandy, held it on her tongue, set herself alight.
champagne
▪ He glanced up from his hardback and sipped his champagne.
▪ She nodded and pushed the straw under her mask, sipping the champagne.
▪ Ibn Fayoud sipped his champagne thoughtfully.
▪ So she sipped champagne, and smiled, and ate, and all the while her fury against Naylor simmered away.
▪ An infrequent drinker, he sipped his champagne.
coffee
▪ The majestic Schönbrunn and Belvedere Castles assume the attention of artists great and amateur, and locals sip coffee in timeworn cafés.
▪ Ray and his friend Dan sipped coffee.
▪ Fen leaned back, totally relaxed, sipping his coffee.
▪ He thought a moment, sipped his coffee, thought a little more.
▪ Amanda sipped her coffee, letting her mind dwell pleasurably on thoughts of the future.
▪ She smiled as she sipped her coffee.
▪ I left Farris sipping his coffee and went looking for Resler.
cup
▪ You kids must miss an awful lot in your eagerness to sip the heady cup of life, as your grandfather used to say.
▪ Unable to find clean glasses, he sipped from a paper cup.
▪ He sipped slowly at a cup of watered wine and decided to return to his church.
▪ But you can forget about those successful and shrewd decisions being remembered if people other than the Rangers sip from the Cup.
▪ He sat down and sipped carefully from the cup.
▪ I sipped my plastic cup of reconstituted orange juice and took a bite of my over-buttered pumpernickel bagel, smearing my hands.
drink
▪ He smiled and sipped his drink, glancing across at the phone as he refilled his glass.
▪ The lawyers stand and watch, still sipping their drinks as the ambulance pulls away.
▪ Her lips are so swollen she is unable to eat and can only sip drinks through a straw.
▪ We sipped our drink and spoke of other things and ignored everything that had happened.
▪ But then she would, he thought, sipping the delicate drink.
▪ Then as we began to sip our drinks I would offer Loi half of my single, carefully rationed, biscuit.
▪ While she was gone Johnny continued to smoke and to sip his drink.
glass
▪ Turning awkwardly towards the bedside table, she picked up a glass of water and sipped the warm liquid gratefully.
▪ It is also helpful to put the glass down when not sipping.
▪ Unable to find clean glasses, he sipped from a paper cup.
tea
▪ I no longer drank black coffee nor smoked, so I could only chew my almonds and sip my herb tea.
▪ I sat back and sipped my tea.
▪ He comes out into the garden and sips his tea and looks around.
▪ We might instead have been sipping tea at the Grand Hotel in Chowringhee Street.
▪ After Charter 77 was launched, even the cafes had too many secret police sipping tea.
▪ After lunch, the two sat on the porch, sipping tea.
▪ Blanche sipped some more tea and waited.
▪ Carolyn stood by the table, sipping her new tea and wondering what she could cook.
water
▪ After they'd gone Sukey paced up and down sipping Evian water.
▪ I sipped water sparingly, leaving glass after glass for Induk.
▪ Fox red, moonbeam silver, I held the precious strands like a pilgrim sips water from a miraculous spring.
▪ She waited, sipping the water, her eyes fixed on me.
▪ Upstairs, Petey blew his nose and sipped water after finally giving up his dinner and feeling like he could walk again.
▪ After filling a glass with water, she returned to the kitchen and sat down and slowly sipped the water.
▪ I sip the water again, and dread, as I did then, the coming winter.
wine
▪ But tonight she was going to Le Club Zodiaque, tonight she wanted to sip wine until her feet were flying.
▪ Weaver said Tuesday night while sipping wine and brandishing various medieval weapons for sale in his little shop of horrors.
▪ She sipped the wine, picked at the first course and let James Hamilton carry the conversation.
▪ She stood smoking, sipping wine.
▪ Mr Brown might have been expected to roll each pledge around his mouth like a connoisseur sipping a fine wine.
▪ She sat down and sipped the wine and contemplated what she had done.
▪ Riven saw Bragad gesticulating at Bicker, who sipped wine reflectively.
▪ Maggie sipped cautiously at the wine, aware all the time of dark, sardonic eyes watching her.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ She sipped water all the way through the interview.
▪ Sue sat at the bar sipping a Martini.
▪ Tom sipped his martini thoughtfully.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ After Charter 77 was launched, even the cafes had too many secret police sipping tea.
▪ As we sat and sipped our half-pint shandies I reflected on what a lucky choice of company I had made.
▪ Carolyn stood by the table, sipping her new tea and wondering what she could cook.
▪ He sips coffee from a Hard Rock Cafe mug.
▪ He smiled and sipped his drink, glancing across at the phone as he refilled his glass.
▪ I breezed away into a corner where I could sip my vodka-less tonic and mope.
▪ She smiled and sipped her gin.
▪ We laughed and joked, Ichiro trying the whiskey, me sipping a little sake.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ VERB
take
▪ He took a sip of tea and set the cup aside.
▪ Fraker nodded, taking a sip of wine.
▪ I make myself a cup of milkless tea, vintage 1974, and take a cautious sip.
▪ Karen took a few sips of her coffee.
▪ She took a sip of wine, sweet and strong.
▪ I took the first sip and wanted to stop.
▪ They could add more tea once he had taken a few sips.
▪ He took a sip of wine from the pitcher and fixed Marge with his Himalayan stare.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Can I just try a sip, to see if I like it.
▪ Jenny cautiously took a couple of sips of the liquid.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A single sip of bleach is not toxic, but an overdose of Tylenol can kill you.
▪ Fraker nodded, taking a sip of wine.
▪ He took a large sip of his sherry and refused the soup.
▪ I make myself a cup of milkless tea, vintage 1974, and take a cautious sip.
▪ Maybe a little sip of cold water?
▪ Pamela grinned wickedly and took another sip.
▪ The old man dipped his nose and took a first careful sip.
▪ The unsmiling Gore took a small sip and then set his glass down on the table.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sip

Sip \Sip\, v. i. To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to take a sip or sips of something.

[She] raised it to her mouth with sober grace; Then, sipping, offered to the next in place.
--Dryden.

Sip

Sip \Sip\, n.

  1. The act of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips.

  2. A small draught taken with the lips; a slight taste.

    One sip of this Will bathe the drooping spirits in delight Beyond the bliss of dreams.
    --Milton.

    A sip is all that the public ever care to take from reservoirs of abstract philosophy.
    --De Quincey.

Sip

Sip \Sip\ (s[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sipped (s[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Sipping.] [OE. sippen; akin to OD. sippen, and AS. s?pan to sip, suck up, drink. See Sup, v. t.]

  1. To drink or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in small quantities, as a liquid; as, to sip tea. ``Every herb that sips the dew.''
    --Milton.

  2. To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers.

  3. To taste the liquor of; to drink out of. [Poetic]

    They skim the floods, and sip the purple flowers.
    --Dryden.

Wikipedia

Šip

Šip may refer to:

  • Šip (Pale)
  • Šip (Višegrad)

Sip (kinship)

A sip is a kinship group of men and women who could claim even a remote blood relationship with a powerful magnate in medieval Europe.

Šip (Pale)

Šip is a village in the municipality of Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Šip (Višegrad)

Šip is a village in the municipality of Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

SIP (software)

SIP is an open source software tool used to connect computer programs or libraries written in C or C++ with the scripting language Python. It is an alternative to SWIG.

SIP was originally developed in 1998 for PyQt — the Python bindings for the Qt GUI toolkit — but is suitable for generating bindings for any C or C++ library.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

sip

late 14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from a source related to Low German sippen "to sip," or from Old English sypian "absorb, drink in," related to supan "to take into the mouth a little at a time" (see sup (v.2)). Related: Sipped; sipping.

sip

c.1500, from sip (v.).

WordNet

sip

  1. n. a small drink [syn: nip]

  2. [also: sipping, sipped]

sip

  1. v. drink in sips; "She was sipping her tea"

  2. [also: sipping, sipped]

Wiktionary

sip

n. A small mouthful of drink vb. (context transitive English) To drink slowly, small mouthfuls at a time.

Usage examples of "sip".

He felt in no mood for conversation, and as he sipped his absinth he let his mind run rather sorrowfully over the past few weeks of his life.

He was sitting in a music hall one evening, sipping his absinth and admiring the art of a certain famous Russian dancer, when he caught a passing glimpse of a pair of evil black eyes upon him.

They had sat on the sofa in front of the fire, talking quietly of many things while he sipped an after-dinner brandy, his favorite.

An old emeritus professor, Doctoran Hildegard, who was famed for his agnosticism, sipped his and announced that he now had evidence of the existence of the Deity.

With a deer rib bone whose end she had hollowed out to make a small depression, she fed him the agrimony concentration in small sips sometime near midnight.

They sipped and exchanged pleasantries for several moments before Ameer got down to business.

For a while the conversation had been lively and friendly, and Ana had sat on her barstool, sipping her Coke and basking in the new ambiance.

Baudelaires and the Squalors sipped aqueous martinis one evening in a living room the children had never seen before.

Her hair maintained its erotic contact with the Arachno, sipping information from his skin to verify what Corvax said.

She took a sip of her wine, then smiled brilliantly at Captain Argosy, Sergeant Rice, and Sergeant Culpeper.

Night had just fallen and Torrance uncorked a bottle of arrack and took a sip.

He sipped from a tin mug of arrack while Sharpe negotiated the muslin screen and then stood to attention beneath the ridge pole.

I have artichokes with Parmesan cheese, just a little bite of the excellent bread, a few sips of red wine, a plate of eggplant and peppers, and gigantic portions of rib steak, chicken, and lamb.

Ducking inside, she found the rider, Berelain, sipping tea with Amys and Bair and Sorilea, all stretched out on bright, tasseled cushions.

Cole took a sip from the next beer as he too watched the young woman with the red bandanna move to the music.