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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But experts who monitored Vincent are baffled why he never needs much kip.
▪ Em's been working in that kip for six years, since I was twelve.
▪ If your husband isn't going to be available until mornin' I think I'd just as soon get some kip.
▪ It's so hard to work on full glow when you've only had a couple of hours kip.
▪ It seems like if he is asleep the rest of them have a 90m kip too.
▪ Nothing much was doing, though, and eventually I went home for a bite to eat and a well-deserved kip.
▪ The collapse of the kip means a mid-ranking civil servant now earns about $ 21 a month.
▪ Bruce himself was spotted kipping on a couch at 4.30am.
▪ I just stayed out, kipping at me mate's and that.
▪ My mum says he can kip on her sofa because she likes anyone with a Manc accent.
▪ Tom, you know you can kip on my sofa anytime.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Kip \Kip\, n. The hide of a young or small beef creature, or leather made from it; kipskin.

Kip leather. See Kipskin.


Kip \Kip\, n. [Cf. G. kippe.]

  1. A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.

  2. (Gymnastics) A method or feat of raising the body when hanging or swinging by the arms, as for the purpose of mounting upon the horizontal bar. The legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.


Etymology 1 alt. 1 The untanned hide#noun of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat. 2 A bundle or set of such hides. 3 (context obsolete English) A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat. 4 The leather made from such hide; ''kip leather''. n. 1 The untanned hide#noun of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat. 2 A bundle or set of such hides. 3 (context obsolete English) A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat. 4 The leather made from such hide; ''kip leather''. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context informal chiefly UK English) A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed. 2 (context informal chiefly UK English) sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze. 3 (context informal chiefly UK English) A very untidy house or room. 4 (context informal chiefly UK dated English) A brothel. vb. (context informal chiefly UK English) To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity. Etymology 3

n. 1 A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound. 2 A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds. 3 (context rare nonstandard English) A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds. Etymology 4

n. The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol ₭, abbreviation LAK. Etymology 5

n. 1 (context gymnastics English) A basic skill or maneuver in http://en.wikipedi

  1. org/wiki/Artistic%20gymnastics on the,, and used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body. 2 (context Australia games two-up English) A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up. 3 (context Scotland English) A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.

  1. n. sleep; "roused him from his kip"

  2. the basic unit of money in Laos

  3. a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an errect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright [syn: upstart]

  4. [also: kipping, kipped]

  1. v. be asleep [syn: sleep, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's] [ant: wake]

  2. [also: kipping, kipped]


Kip may refer to:

Kip (surname)

Kip is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Hendrick Hendricksen Kip (1600–1685), Dutch magistrate in New Amsterdam
  • Ismaël Kip (born 1987), Dutch professional racing cyclist
  • Jan Kip (1652/3–1722), Dutch artist active in England
  • Leonard Kip (1826–1906), American writer
  • Ricardo Kip (born 1992), Dutch footballer
  • William Ingraham Kip (1811–1893), American Episcopal bishop
Kip (unit)

A kip is an Imperial unit of force. It equals 1000 pounds-force, used primarily by American architects and engineers to measure engineering loads. Although uncommon, it is occasionally also considered a unit of weight, equal to 1000 pounds, i.e., one half of a short ton. One use is as a unit of deadweight to compute shipping charges.

1 kip = 4448.2216 N = 4.4482216 kN

The name comes from combining the words "kilo" and "pound"; it is occasionally called a kilopound. Its symbol is kip, or less frequently, klb. When it is necessary to clearly distinguish it as a unit of force rather than mass, it is sometimes called the kip-force (symbol kipf or klbf). Note that the symbol kp usually stands for a different unit of force, the kilopond or kilogram-force used primarily in Europe prior to the introduction of SI units.

The kip is also the name of obsolete units of measure in Malaysia.

Kip (artistic gymnastics)

In artistic gymnastics, a kip is a basic skill on the women's uneven bars. It is also performed on the men's high bar.

The kip is an important skill that is used as both a mount and an element or connecting skill in a bar routine. The kip allows the gymnast to swing below the bar to arrive in a front support on the bar. From the front support, the gymnast may then perform any number of skills. The glide kip is the most commonly used mount on the women's uneven bars.

The kip has been used since the early days of modern gymnastics. Currently, in the USA, the kip first appears in the women's USAG Level 5. Previously, USAG Level 4 also included a glide kip. According to a recent (October '09) survey sent out to USAG Professional Members, the glide kip may again be introduced in the level 4 routine starting in 2013.

Kip (trampolining)

In trampolining a kip is a skill mostly used by coaches while helping performers developing new skills. In such circumstances an experienced coach will either stand, or bounce, alongside the performer and by timing their actions in the bed will be able to either increase, decrease, or simply stabilise the level of bounce experienced by the performer.

The Kip action itself occurs while the coach is in contact with the trampoline bed; they will bend their knees and then depress the bed downwards either:

  • in time with the performers landing in order to create a higher rebound; or
  • shortly before the performers landing in order to 'kill' the bed slightly thereby reducing the height of the performers rebound.
Kip (given name)

Kip is the given name of:


  • Kip Carpenter (born 1979), American speedskater
  • Kip Corrington (born 1965), American collegiate football and National Football League player
  • Kip Gamblin (born 1975), Australian ballet dancer and actor
  • Kip Gross (born 1964), former Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher
  • Kip Hanrahan (born 1954), American jazz music impresario, record producer and percussionist
  • Kip Janvrin (born 1965), American former decathlete
  • Kip Kinkel (born 1982), American teenage spree killer
  • Kip Miller (born 1969), American National Hockey League player
  • Kip Moore (born 1980), American country music singer/songwriter
  • Kip Thorne (born 1940), American theoretical physicist
  • Kip Tokuda (1946–2013), American social worker and politician
  • Kip Young (born 1954), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Kip Winger (born 1961), American musician

Fictional characters:

  • Kip Half-Sack Epps, on the FX television series Sons of Anarchy
  • Kipling "Kip" Ronald Dynamite, from the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite
  • Kip Supernova, from the animated film Escape from Planet Earth
  • Kip, from The Lightbringer Trilogy
Kip (nickname)

Kip is a nickname for:

  • Kip Anderson (1938–2007), American soul blues and R&B singer and songwriter
  • Kipkoech Cheruiyot (born 1964), retired middle-distance runner from Kenya
  • Kip Fulbeck (born 1965), American artist, filmmaker and author
  • Kip Holden (born 1952), American politician
  • Kipchoge Keino (born 1940), Kenyan retired middle- and long-distance runner
  • Austin H. Kiplinger (born 1918), American publisher and journalist
  • Jason Kipnis (born 1987), American Major League Baseball player
  • Bernard Lagat (born 1974), Kenyan-American middle- and long-distance athlete
  • Kristopher McDaniel (born 1982), Canadian retired rower
  • Kip Pardue (born 1975), American actor
  • Kip Rhinelander (1903-1936), New York socialite whose marriage to a biracial woman caused a sensation
  • Kip Selbach (1872-1956), American Major League Baseball player
  • Kip Taylor (1909-2002), American football player and college head coach
  • Kip Tiernan (1926–2011), American social activist
  • William E. Ward (born 1949), retired US Army lieutenant general
  • Kip Wells (born 1977), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Tod Williams (filmmaker) (born 1968), American director, producer and screenwriter

Usage examples of "kip".

Only now does he seem to perceive Cory, back in the shadow of the eaves beside Kip.

While Ochter speaks, Baram has been staring beyond him to where Linnix sits beneath the eaves with Cory and Kip.

Long enough for him to glance toward the frozen forms of Kip and Cory beneath the eaves and recall that for them this sequence does not exist.

The first team took the mission: Bill Martin, Kip Kippen and Bob McCullough with Charlie Henderson, Ralph Cummings, Ernie Lawton, Gibby Blake and C B Collins.

Henk bij voorbeeld, laat me aan een grooten hond denken, Betsy aan een kip, mevrouw Van der Stoor aan een krab.

Hij had honger en behagelijk weidde hij een blik over de koude kip en over de flesch Hochheimer.

Kip drops speed, and the jitney runs relatively smoothly over the rock ruts.

With a final warning to keep their people under cover when the Star brightens, Kip joins the others in the jitney, and they start down.

The jitney bearing Zannez, Snake, Hanno, Bridey, and Kip, with Baram driving, arrives at the field just as the strange ship flicks on its floodlights.

Star brightens, Kip joins the others in the jitney, and they start down.

I brought along a little hostess gift, Myr Kip, in case the Guardians of Damiem turned out to be as gracious as reputed.

And can you also stand by Myr Cory and Kip in case they need anything?

But I want to apologize to those women - to Dove, and Paula, and Noria, to Sam and Mackie and all the rest - for not finding another way to handle it, for taking advantage of you that way, because I was Kip Knight and you knew there was a long line of women waiting to be where you were.

Kip had noticed her pausing to see where Yule settled before choosing her place.

As they near Cory, Kip hears quiet footfalls by the hostel wall and turns to see Hiner and Yule take positions near their chairs.