1. a depression in an otherwise level surface
- there was a dip in the road
2. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
Similar word(s): inclination
3. a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
4. tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
5. a brief immersion
6. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
- a dip in prices
7. a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
8. a brief swim in water
Similar word(s): plunge
9. a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
Definition categories: act
Sentences with dip as a noun:
- There is a dip in the road ahead.
- I'm going for a dip before breakfast.
- This onion dip is just scrumptious.
1. immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
- dip the garment into the cleaning solution
- dip the brush into the paint
2. dip into a liquid while eating
Similar word(s): dunk
3. go down momentarily
- Prices dipped
4. stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
5. take a small amount from
- I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present
6. switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
Similar word(s): dim
Definition categories: perception
7. lower briefly
- She dipped her knee
8. appear to move downward
- The sun dipped below the horizon
Similar word(s): sink
9. slope downwards
- Our property dips towards the river
10. dip into a liquid
- He dipped into the pool
11. place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
Definition categories: creation
12. immerse in a disinfectant solution
- dip the sheep
13. plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
- He dipped into his pocket
14. scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
- dip water out of a container
Sentences with dip as a verb:
- Dip your biscuit into your tea.
- Dip your lights as you meet an oncoming car.
- “The sailor rushed to the flag hoist to dip the flag in return.”
- The farmer is going to dip the cattle today.
- to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water
- Strata of rock dip.