American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
- n. The untanned hide of a small or young animal, such as a calf.
- n. A set or bundle of such hides.
- n. A rooming house.
- n. A place to sleep; a bed.
- n. Sleep.
- v. To sleep.
- n. A unit of weight equal to 1,000 pounds (455 kilograms).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To snatch; take up hastily.
- To hold or keep: with together.
- To conduct one's self; act.
- n. The hide of a young or small beast, as a lamb or calf. The term is also applied to the skins of full-grown cattle when they are of a small breed, or, in general, undersized.
- n. A sharp-pointed hill; a jutting point.
- n. A hook.
- n. The enlarged tip of the lower jaw of a spent salmon. See kipper, n.
- n. In. coal-mining, a level or gently sloping outgoing roadway, at the extremity of an engine-plane, upon which the full tubs stand ready to be sent up the shaft.
- n. A house of ill fame.
- n. A lodging-house; a bed in a lodging-house; hence, a bed in general.
- n. The untanned hide of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.
- n. A bundle or set of such hides.
- n. obsolete A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.
- n. The leather made from such hide; kip leather.
- n. A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.
- n. A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.
- n. rare, nonstandard A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.
- n. The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol ₭, abbreviation LAK.
- n. informal, chiefly UK A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.
- n. informal, chiefly UK Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.
- n. informal, chiefly UK A very untidy house or room.
- n. informal, chiefly UK, dated A brothel.
- v. informal, chiefly UK To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
- n. gymnastics A basic skill or maneuver in artistic gymnastics on the uneven bars, parallel bars, high bar and still rings used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
- n. Australia, games, two-up A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
- n. Scots A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The hide of a young or small beef creature, or leather made from it; kipskin.
- n. Scot. A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
- n. (Gymnastics) A method or feat of raising the body when hanging or swinging by the arms, as for the purpose of mounting upon the horizontal bar. The legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
- n. a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright
- n. sleep.
- n. the basic unit of money in Laos
- v. be asleep
- Unknown. Some senses maybe related to German Kippe ("stub"). (Wiktionary)
- Thai.Middle English, bundle of animal hides, perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German.Perhaps from Danish kippe, cheap inn; akin to Old Norse -kippa (as in kornkippa, seed-corn holder) and Low German kiffe, hovel.ki(lo)- + p(ound)1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Back in the front room, where the bottle of freshly drained, still-frothy bile sits on the table, the farmer shows us a price list, helpfully laid out in Lao kip and US dollars for the customers who visit his home.”
“The drinks were really expensive ... the boys for some reason decided to buy a bottle of Jack Daniels for 600,000 kip, which is about 50 pounds.”
“Date: 2010-09-13, 11: 11AM PDT porter cable nail gun works good comes with a case of nails just dont need any more 125.00 call kip at 253 8520808”
“I have no idea what the English word would be because I never saw windows like that until I came here, which is probably why we always use "kip" even when speaking English.”
“We had the same old drills except the early one, but were allowed to "kip" until seven.”
“The dry places were piled up with brick and mortar, but we managed to clean up some half-sheltered spots for "kip" and we lived through it.”
“We had to "kip" with our greatcoats pulled up over our heads, and then the beggars would go down and nibble at our boots.”
“I first heard the word "kip" in seventh-grade gymnastics class.”
“We found a great food stall on the night market which was a vege buffet for 5000 kip which is about 40p!”
“kip" when a sentry came up and said I would have to get inside.”
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