American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To drink in small quantities.
- v. To drink from in sips.
- v. To drink something in sips.
- n. The act of sipping.
- n. A small quantity of liquid sipped.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To drink little by little; take (a liquid) into the mouth in small quantities; imbibe a mouthful at a time.
- To take in gradually by some process analogous to drinking; receive or obtain by sucking, inhaling, absorbing, or the like.
- To drink from by sips.
- To take a sip or sips.
- n. The act of sipping, or drinking by small quantities, as a liquid.
- n. A very small draught; a taste (of a liquid).
- n. Drink; sup.
- n. A small mouthful of drink
- v. transitive To drink slowly, small mouthfuls at a time
- v. Scotland, US, dated Alternative form of seep.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To drink or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in small quantities, as a liquid.
- v. To draw into the mouth; to suck up.
- v. Poetic To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.
- v. To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to take a sip or sips of something.
- n. The act of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips.
- n. A small draught taken with the lips; a slight taste.
- v. drink in sips
- n. a small drink
- From Middle English sippen, probably cognate with Middle English sipen ("to seep"), from Old English sipian ("to seep"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sippen; see seuə-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Rather, cubes of crystallized sugar are clenched between the teeth, before a sip is taken, allowing for the synthesis to occur right on the tongue.”
“The first sip is more blueberry fruit along with alight amount of malt and almost no hops.”
“It is so uplifting to sip from a beautiful cup after a long day.”
“You can cup your hands under to get a drink, or do as the Romans do, plug the bottom and and lean in for a sip from the top.”
“This was getting worse and worse, he thought, trying to catch a sip from the glass and banging his head on the door.”
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