Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.
Sip \Sip\, n.
The act of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips.
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.
A sip is all that the public ever care to take from reservoirs of abstract philosophy.
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.]
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.''
To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers.
To taste the liquor of; to drink out of. [Poetic]
They skim the floods, and sip the purple flowers.
Šip may refer to:
- Šip (Pale)
- Šip (Višegrad)
Šip is a village in the municipality of Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Šip is a village in the municipality of Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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
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.
c.1500, from sip (v.).
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.