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Dipping definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Plunging or immersing into a liquid and speedily withdrawing, as to ascertain the temperature of water by dipping the finger int it; baptizing by immersion.
2. Engaging or taking a concern in.
3. Looking into here and there; examining in a cursory, slight or hasty manner.
4. Inclining downward, as the magnetic needle.
5. Breaking; inclining; as a vein of ore.
1. The act of plunging or immersing.
2. The act of inclining towards the earth; inclination downwards; as the dipping of the needle.
3. The interruption of a vein of ore, or stratum of a fossil, in a mine; or a sloping downwards.
4. The act of baptizing by the immersion of the whole body in water.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dip Dip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dippedor 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Moby Thesaurus

baptism, burial, declined, declining, declivate, declivitous, declivous, descending, dip, dousing, downgrade, downhill, dropping, duck, ducking, dunking, engulfment, falling, immergence, immersion, inundation, sinking, souse, sousing, submergence, submersion


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