1. a socially awkward or tactless act
2. a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
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
5. a young and slender person
- he's a mere slip of a lad
6. a place where a craft can be made fast
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
8. a slippery smoothness
9. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
Similar word(s): strip
10. a small sheet of paper
- a receipt slip
- a withdrawal slip
Definition categories: man–made, sheet
11. a woman's sleeveless undergarment
12. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
Definition categories: man–made
13. an unexpected 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)
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
2. insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
- He slipped some money into the waiter's hand
3. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
4. get worse
- My grades are slipping
5. move smoothly and easily
- the bolt slipped into place
- water slipped from the polished marble
6. to make a mistake or be incorrect
Definition categories: cognition
7. pass on stealthily
- He slipped me the key when nobody was looking
Similar word(s): sneak
8. move easily
- slip into something comfortable
9. cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
- he slipped the bolt into place
10. pass out of one's memory
11. move out of position
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.