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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dip  \Dip\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dipped}or  {Dipt}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dipping}.]  [OE.  dippen,  duppen,  AS  dyppan  akin  to 
  Dan.  dyppe  Sw  doppa,  and  to  AS  d?pan  to  baptize,  OS 
  d?pian,  D.  doopen  G.  taufen,  Sw  d["o]pa,  Goth.  daupjan 
  Lith.  dubus  deep,  hollow,  OSlav.  dupl?  hollow,  and  to  E. 
  dive.  Cf  {Deep},  {Dive}.] 
  1.  To  plunge  or  immerse;  especially,  to  put  for  a  moment  into 
  a  liquid;  to  insert  into  a  fluid  and  withdraw  again 
 
  The  priest  shall  dip  his  finger  in  the  blood.  --Lev. 
  iv  6. 
 
  [Wat'ry  fowl]  now  dip  their  pinions  in  the  briny 
  deep.  --Pope. 
 
  While  the  prime  swallow  dips  his  wing.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  immerse  for  baptism;  to  baptize  by  immersion.  --Book  of 
  Common  Prayer.  Fuller. 
 
  3.  To  wet,  as  if  by  immersing;  to  moisten.  [Poetic] 
 
  A  cold  shuddering  dew  Dips  me  all  o'er.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  plunge  or  engage  thoroughly  in  any  affair. 
 
  He  was  .  .  .  dipt  in  the  rebellion  of  the  Commons. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  take  out  by  dipping  a  dipper,  ladle,  or  other 
  receptacle,  into  a  fluid  and  removing  a  part  --  often 
  with  out  as  to  dip  water  from  a  boiler;  to  dip  out 
  water. 
 
  6.  To  engage  as  a  pledge;  to  mortgage.  [Obs.] 
 
  Live  on  the  use  and  never  dip  thy  lands.  --Dryden. 
 
  {Dipped  candle},  a  candle  made  by  repeatedly  dipping  a  wick 
  in  melted  tallow. 
 
  {To  dip  snuff},  to  take  snuff  by  rubbing  it  on  the  gums  and 
  teeth.  [Southern  U.  S.] 
 
  {To  dip  the  colors}  (Naut.),  to  lower  the  colors  and  return 
  them  to  place  --  a  form  of  naval  salute. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dipping  \Dip"ping\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  immersing. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  inclining  downward. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  lifting  or  moving  a  liquid  with  a  dipper, 
  ladle,  or  the  like 
 
  4.  The  process  of  cleaning  or  brightening  sheet  metal  or 
  metalware  esp.  brass,  by  dipping  it  in  acids,  etc 
 
  5.  The  practice  of  taking  snuff  by  rubbing  the  teeth  or  gums 
  with  a  stick  or  brush  dipped  in  snuff.  [U.S.] 
 
  {Dipping  needle},  a  magnetic  needle  suspended  at  its  center 
  of  gravity,  and  moving  freely  in  a  vertical  plane,  so  as 
  to  indicate  on  a  graduated  circle  the  magnetic  dip  or 
  inclination. 




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