(noun, verb)


1. a depression in an otherwise level surface

- there was a dip in the road

Definition categories: shape, depression, impression, imprint

2. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

Similar word(s): inclination

Definition categories: shape, angle

3. a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

Similar word(s): cutpurse, pickpocket

Definition categories: person, stealer, thief

4. tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped

Definition categories: food, condiment

5. a brief immersion

Definition categories: event, immersion, submergence, submerging, submersion

6. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

- a dip in prices

Similar word(s): drop, fall

Definition categories: attribute, decrease, decrement

7. a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow

Definition categories: man–made, candle, taper

8. a brief swim in water

Similar word(s): plunge

Definition categories: act, swim, swimming

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

Similar word(s): douse, dunk, plunge, souse

Definition categories: contact, immerse, plunge

2. dip into a liquid while eating

Similar word(s): dunk

Definition categories: consumption, immerse, plunge

3. go down momentarily

- Prices dipped

Definition categories: change, decline, wane

4. stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

Definition categories: change, stain

5. take a small amount from

- I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present

Definition categories: possession, draw, withdraw

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

Definition categories: motion, lower

8. appear to move downward

- The sun dipped below the horizon

Similar word(s): sink

Definition categories: motion, decline

9. slope downwards

- Our property dips towards the river

Definition categories: motion, incline, pitch, slope

10. dip into a liquid

- He dipped into the pool

Similar word(s): douse, duck

Definition categories: motion, dip, douse, dunk, plunge, souse

11. place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax

Definition categories: creation

12. immerse in a disinfectant solution

- dip the sheep

Definition categories: contact, immerse, plunge

13. plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container

- He dipped into his pocket

Definition categories: contact, immerse, plunge

14. scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface

- dip water out of a container

Definition categories: contact, scoop

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.