from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To drink in small quantities.
- transitive v. To drink from in sips.
- intransitive v. To drink something in sips.
- n. The act of sipping.
- n. A small quantity of liquid sipped.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small mouthful of drink
- v. To drink slowly, small mouthfuls at a time
- v. Alternative form of seep.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To drink or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in small quantities, as a liquid.
- transitive v. To draw into the mouth; to suck up.
- transitive v. To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.
- intransitive 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. drink in sips
- n. a small drink
Middle English sippen; see seuə-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English sippen, probably cognate with Middle English sipen ("to seep"), from Old English sipian ("to seep"). (Wiktionary)