American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The small seed of a fruit, as that of an apple or orange.
- v. Chiefly British To wound or kill with a bullet.
- v. Chiefly British To get the better of; defeat.
- v. Chiefly British To blackball.
- n. Games A dot indicating a unit of numerical value on dice or dominoes.
- n. Games A mark indicating the suit or numerical value of a playing card.
- n. A spot or speck.
- n. A rootstock of certain flowering plants, especially the lily of the valley.
- n. Any of the small segments that make up the surface of a pineapple.
- n. Informal A shoulder insignia indicating the rank of certain officers, as in the British Army.
- n. See blip.
- v. To break through (the shell) in hatching. Used of a chick.
- v. To peep or chirp, as a chick does.
- n. A short, high-pitched radio signal.
- n. A disease of birds, characterized by a thick mucous discharge that forms a crust in the mouth and throat.
- n. The crust symptomatic of this disease.
- n. Slang A minor unspecified human ailment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease of fowls, consisting in a secretion of thick mucus in the mouth and throat, often accompanied by the formation of a sheath-like scale on the end of the tongue: not to be confused with canker or roup.
- n. The kernel or seed of fruit, as of an apple or an orange.
- n. One of the spots on dice or on playing-cards: thus, the ace has one pip; the ten, ten pips.
- n. One of the rhomboid-shaped spaces into which the surface of a pineapple is divided.
- n. A trade-name used by manufacturers and dealers in artificial flowers for an imitation of the central part of a flower which bears the seeds or fruit.
- To blackball.
- To peep, pipe, or chirp, as a chick or young bird.
- To crack or chip a hole through (the shell): said of a chick in the egg.
- n. humorous Of humans, a disease, malaise or depression.
- v. To peep, to chirp
- v. avian biology To make the initial hole during the process of hatching from an egg
- n. One of a series of very short, electronically produced tones, used, for example, to count down the final few seconds before a given time or to indicate that a caller using a payphone needs to make further payment if he is to continue his call.
- n. finance, currency trading The smallest price increment between two currencies in foreign exchange (forex) trading.
- n. obsolete A pippin.
- n. A seed inside certain fleshy fruits (compare stone/pit), such as an peach, orange, or apple.
- n. US, colloquial Something or someone excellent, of high quality.
- n. UK, dated, WW I, signalese P in RAF phonetic alphabet
- n. One of the spots or symbols on a playing card, domino, die, etc.
- n. military, public service One of the stars worn on the shoulder of a uniform to denote rank, e.g. of a soldier or a fireman.
- n. A spot; a speck.
- n. A spot of light or an inverted V indicative of a return of radar waves reflected from an object; a blip.
- n. A piece of rhizome with a dormant shoot of the lily of the valley plant, used for propagation
- v. To get the better of; to defeat
- v. To hit with a gunshot
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A contagious disease of fowls, characterized by hoarseness, discharge from the nostrils and eyes, and an accumulation of mucus in the mouth, forming a “scale” on the tongue. By some the term
pipis restricted to this last symptom, the disease being called roupby them.
- n. (Bot.) A seed, as of an apple or orange.
- n. One of the conventional figures or “spots” on playing cards, dominoes, etc.
- v. To cry or chirp, as a chicken; to peep.
- v. kill by firing a missile
- n. a minor nonspecific ailment
- n. a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
- n. a small hard seed found in some fruits
- n. a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface
- v. hit with a missile from a weapon
- v. defeat thoroughly
- n. a disease of poultry
- Origin uncertain, perhaps related to Etymology 2, above. (Wiktionary)
- Short for pippin.Possibly from pip3.Origin unknown.Variant of peep1 and peep2.Middle English pippe, from Middle Dutch, phlegm, pip, from Medieval Latin *pippīta, alteration of Latin pītuīta. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The officer who was in charge of the o'pip is here today.”
“The pip was a Class A, racing after the outgoing signal like a greyhound after a mechanical rabbit.”
The Martian Way
“The orange tree is produced from the pip, which is sown in a sheltered uncovered bed.”
“It is born out of an egg, lives for a few weeks as a tiny fluffy thing such as you will see pictured on Easter postcards, then becomes hideously naked, eats quantities of corn and meal bought by the sweat of your father's brow, gets diseases called pip, cholera, and other names, stands looking with stupid eyes at the sun, becomes sick and dies.”
“Perhaps he only has the pip, which is not nearly so bad.”
“Easter cards, then becomes hideously naked, eats quantities of corn and meal bought by the sweat of your father's brow, gets diseases called pip, cholera, and other names, stands looking with stupid eyes at the sun, becomes sick and dies.”
“The irony being, if Spurs do become legitimate contenders for the title and pip City to it, therefore Man City sponsor their own downfall.”
“In all other currency pairs, a pip is the 1/10,000 the place -- 4 places to the right of the decimal.”
“In all pairs involving the Japanese Yen (JPY), a pip is the”
“A pip is the smallest increment that a currency pair can move.”
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