Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
  • intransitive v. To sleep.
  • n. A unit of weight equal to 1,000 pounds (455 kilograms).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.
  • n. The leather made from such hide; kip leather.
  • n. A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.
  • n. Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.
  • n. A very untidy house or room.
  • n. A brothel.
  • v. To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
  • 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. A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.
  • n. The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol ₭, abbreviation LAK.
  • n. 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. A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
  • n. A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The hide of a young or small beef creature, or leather made from it; kipskin.
  • n. A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
  • n. 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

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)
1325–75, Middle English kipp, from Middle Dutch kip, from Middle Low German kip ("pack, bundle of hides") (Wiktionary)
1760–70, probably related to Danish kippe ("dive, hovel, cheap inn") and Middle Low German kiffe ("hovel"). From the same distant Germanic root as cove. (Wiktionary)
1910–15, Americanism, abbreviated from kilo + pound. (Wiktionary)
1950–55, from Lao ກີບ (kiip). (Wiktionary)
Unknown. Some senses maybe related to German Kippe ("stub"). (Wiktionary)

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  • I remember watching Bambi when I was a kid. It's a movie about a young or small venison creature.

    September 23, 2011

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    September 22, 2011

  • I think that young or small beef creature needs some consolatory brackets.

    September 22, 2011

  • Wow, cattle and coal mining. Fun!

    September 22, 2011

  • ..."of a young or small beef creature"

    September 22, 2011

  • In Ireland, a kip is a nap or a mess. "I'm going to take a kip and I want all of you to clean this kitchen; it's a total kip!"

    December 21, 2009