(noun, verb)


1. a socially awkward or tactless act

Similar word(s): gaffe, gaucherie, solecism

Definition categories: act, bloomer, blooper, blunder, botch, bungle, flub, pratfall

2. a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.

Similar word(s): miscue, parapraxis

Definition categories: act, error, fault, mistake

3. potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics

Definition categories: substance

4. a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

Similar word(s): cutting

Definition categories: plant, stalk, stem

5. a young and slender person

- he's a mere slip of a lad

Definition categories: person, younker, youth

6. a place where a craft can be made fast

Similar word(s): berth, moorage, mooring

Definition categories: location, anchorage

7. an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall

- he blamed his slip on the ice

- the jolt caused many slips and a few spills

Similar word(s): trip

Definition categories: event, misadventure, mischance, mishap

8. a slippery smoothness

Similar word(s): slick, slickness, slipperiness

Definition categories: attribute, smoothness

9. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

Similar word(s): strip

Definition categories: man–made, artefact, artifact

10. a small sheet of paper

- a receipt slip

- a withdrawal slip

Definition categories: man–made, sheet

11. a woman's sleeveless undergarment

Similar word(s): chemise, shift, shimmy, teddy

Definition categories: man–made, undergarment, unmentionable

12. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

Similar word(s): case, pillowcase

Definition categories: man–made

13. an unexpected slide

Similar word(s): sideslip, skid

Definition categories: act, coast, glide, slide

14. a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air

Similar word(s): sideslip

Definition categories: act

15. the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)

Similar word(s): eluding, elusion

Definition categories: act, evasion

Sentences with slip as a noun:

- a slip from a vine

- She couldn't hurt a fly, young slip of a girl that she is.

- I had a slip on the ice and bruised my hip.

- a slip of the tongue

- a pillow slip

- the slip or sheath of a sword


1. move stealthily

- The ship slipped away in the darkness

Similar word(s): steal

Definition categories: motion, move

2. insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly

- He slipped some money into the waiter's hand

Definition categories: change, enclose, inclose, insert, introduce

3. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

Similar word(s): skid, slew, slide, slue

Definition categories: motion, glide

4. get worse

- My grades are slipping

Definition categories: change, decline, worsen

5. move smoothly and easily

- the bolt slipped into place

- water slipped from the polished marble

Definition categories: motion, escape

6. to make a mistake or be incorrect

Similar word(s): err, mistake

Definition categories: cognition

7. pass on stealthily

- He slipped me the key when nobody was looking

Similar word(s): sneak

Definition categories: possession, give, hand, pass, reach

8. move easily

- slip into something comfortable

Definition categories: motion, move

9. cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion

- he slipped the bolt into place

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

10. pass out of one's memory

Definition categories: cognition, block, forget

11. move out of position

Similar word(s): dislocate, luxate, splay

Definition categories: change, displace, move

Sentences with slip as a verb:

- A bone may slip out of place.

- She thanked the porter and slipped a ten-dollar bill into his hand.

- Some errors slipped into the appendix.

- Profits have slipped over the past six months.

- to slip a piece of cloth or paper

- A horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.