HIP

hep, hip, hip to

(adjective) informed about the latest trends

hip

(noun) either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh

hip, hip joint, coxa, articulatio coxae

(noun) the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum

pelvis, pelvic girdle, pelvic arch, hip

(noun) the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates

hip, rose hip, rosehip

(noun) the fruit of a rose plant

hip

(noun) (architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

hip (plural hips)

(anatomy) The outward-projecting parts of the pelvis and top of the femur and the overlying tissue.

The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.

In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord.

(slang, possibly, dated) A drug addict, especially someone addicted to a narcotic like heroin.

Verb

hip (third-person singular simple present hips, present participle hipping, simple past and past participle hipped)

(chiefly, sports) To use one's hips to bump into someone.

(wrestling) To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip ("cross-buttock").

To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side.

To make with a hip or hips, as a roof.

Etymology 2

Noun

hip (plural hips)

The fruit of a rose.

Etymology 3

Adjective

hip (comparative hipper, )

(slang) Aware, informed, up-to-date, trendy. [from early 20th c, popularized in 1960s]

Synonyms

• cool, groovy

Verb

hip (third-person singular simple present hips, present participle hipping, simple past and past participle hipped)

(transitive, slang) To inform, to make knowledgeable.

Etymology 4

Interjection

hip

An exclamation to invoke a united cheer: hip hip hooray.

Anagrams

• PHI, PIH, phi

Noun

HIP (plural HIPs)

(British) Acronym of Home Information Pack.

(travel industry) Acronym of Higher Intermediate Point.

(music) Acronym of historically informed performance.

Anagrams

• PHI, PIH, phi

Source: Wiktionary


Hip, n. Etym: [OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype; akin to D. heup, OHG. huf, G. hüfte, Dan. hofte, Sw. höft, Goth. hups; cf. Icel. huppr, and also Gr. kumpis ham.]

1. The projecting region of the lateral parts of one side of the pelvis and the hip joint; the haunch; the huckle.

2. (Arch.)

Definition: The external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides or skirts of a roof, which have their wall plates running in different directions.

3. (Engin)

Definition: In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord. Waddell. Hip bone (Anat.), the innominate bone; -- called also haunch bone and huckle bone.

– Hip girdle (Anat.), the pelvic girdle.

– Hip joint (Anat.), the articulation between the thigh bone and hip bone.

– Hip knob (Arch.), a finial, ball, or other ornament at the intersection of the hip rafters and the ridge.

– Hip molding (Arch.), a molding on the hip of a roof, covering the hip joint of the slating or other roofing.

– Hip rafter (Arch.), the rafter extending from the wall plate to the ridge in the angle of a hip roof.

– Hip roof, Hipped roof (Arch.), a roof having sloping ends and sloping sides. See Hip, n., 2., and Hip, v. t., 3.

– Hip tile, a tile made to cover the hip of a roof.

– To catch upon the hip, or To have on the hip, to have or get the advantage of; -- a figure probably derived from wresting. Shak.

– To smite hip and thigh, to overthrow completely; to defeat utterly. Judg. xv. 8.

Hip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Hipping.]

1. To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side.

2. To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip in wrestling (technically called cross buttock).

3. To make with a hip or hips, as a roof. Hipped roof. See Hip roof, under Hip.

Hip, n. Etym: [OE. hepe, AS. heópe; cf. OHG. hiufo a bramble bush.] (Bot.)

Definition: The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog-rose (Rosa canina). [Written also hop, hep.] Hip tree (Bot.), the dog- rose.

Hip, interj.

Definition: Used to excite attention or as a signal; as, hip, hip, hurra!

Hip, or Hipps (, n.

Definition: See Hyp, n. [Colloq.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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