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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.


Sipe \Sipe\ (s[imac]p), v. i. See Seep. [Scot. & U.S.]


n. 1 (context US English) slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction. 2 (context British dialect English) A drain. vb. 1 (context US English) To cut grooves in tires. 2 (context intransitive British English) To drain, to filter through peat or reeds; to seep.


Sipe or Sipes is a surname. It may refer to:

  • Brian Sipe, American football player
  • Jeff Sipe, American jazz rock drummer
  • Richard Sipe, American author
  • Russell Sipe, founder of Computer Gaming World magazine
  • William Allen Sipe (1844–1935), American politician from Pennsylvania
  • Andrew Sipes, American director of Fair Game and other films
  • Andy Sipes, American television actor
  • Connie Sipes, American politician from Indiana
  • Ernest Sipes, American writer
  • Gilbert Sipes, a fictional character in the 1995 film Gordy
  • Leonard Sipes, real name of Tommy Collins, Country-and-Western Singer-Songwriter.
  • Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES), a geoscience organization

Usage examples of "sipe".

Sipes had already warned them that the left side of his face was paralyzed, but it did not show any visible sagging, yet.

This was a simple enough question, and the fact that Sipes hesitated before answering told Mary Catherine as much as a CAT scan.

Sipes and Mary Catherine ended up in a dark, quiet room in front of a high-powered Calyx computer system with two huge monitors, one color and one black-and-white.

Sipe like you asked me to but he is in no position to do anything for anybody hes on the skids himself the Barcelona went bankrupt last winter and now old Sipe is just watchman on the place but he sent his best regards for old time sake he wanted to know if you ever developed a left.

Della sat in the large, yellow recliner, siping coffee from a ceramic mug.