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Pipe \Pipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Piped; p. pr. & vb. n. Piping.]

  1. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.

    A robin . . . was piping a few querulous notes.
    --W. Irving.

  2. (Naut.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's whistle.

    As fine a ship's company as was ever piped aloft.

  3. To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building.


Piped \Piped\, a. Formed with a pipe; having pipe or pipes; tubular.


vb. (en-past of: pipe)

Usage examples of "piped".

I was glued to my keyhole, mesmerized, as Fatty piped some command and a score of amahs clacked forward to parade the girls.

In Nature we often find these basins with the equivalent of the sandy layer in the model just described rising hundreds of feet above the valley, so that the artesian well, so named from the village of Artois, near Paris, where the first opening of this nature was made, may yield a stream which will mount upward, especially where piped, to a great height.

The biogas rising from the pit was trapped and piped into the houses, to be used for cooking and lighting.

She found beauty in the glitter of gun cartridges worn as jewelry and in the subsonic murmur of relaxation subliminals piped in over the sound system under the familiar beat of a bod anthem.

Charles piped, putting down his chokabola with its ice still intact and a big brown mustache of chok on his face.

Cathy as she piped out more creme fraiche on the little buckwheat pancakes that were disappearing with alarming speed from the platters.

There, Hocking, Singh, and Voris hunched frantic at stations, as the scramble of voices piped over comm, and the dock slid by the viewports in a slow crawl.

It was as if an Intelligence there knew that steps were being taken against it, and piped and hooned in a sort of mad mocking contempt.

These flowed into separate compartments, and then went to a mixing chamber, where the oxyhydrogen was piped to the torch.

For no reason I could discern, the Hendrix piped a slow, deep ragga beat in from the corners of the room, and a lighting effect patterned the ceiling above us with swirling blotches of red and purple.

Gordon Twing convinced the doubtful group of respectable industrial city elders that they would lose less people, their main natural resource, if Gordon was allowed to try out his piped water supply.

Kelah, her spirits unfortunately unquashed by her now-dressed shoulder wound, piped up.

I piped some acetylene gas into closed runs, put the acetylide inside, and stuck in a kind of bait that brings rats in a hurry.

The same closet held a black dress with a modified seventeenth-century ruff of superb white lace, a suit of gray menswear woolen piped in scarlet, a flowered linen suit, various knee-length pants, and blouses.

As her stock of ministrative compounds ran low, she turned her face to a nipple, inserted her tongue for identification by the nanomachines, and was restocked on the spot with compounds instantly manufactured from the elemental soup piped behind the wall.