PIP

blip, pip, radar target

(noun) a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface

spot, pip

(noun) a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)

pip

(noun) a small hard seed found in some fruits

pip

(noun) a minor nonspecific ailment

pip

(noun) a disease of poultry

worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up

(verb) defeat thoroughly; “He mopped up the floor with his opponents”

shoot, hit, pip

(verb) hit with a missile from a weapon

shoot, pip

(verb) kill by firing a missile

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Noun

PIP (countable and uncountable, plural PIPs)

(television) Initialism of picture-in-picture.

(military) Initialism of predicted impact point.

(business) Initialism of performance improvement plan.

(medicine) Abbreviation of peak inspiratory pressure.

Anagrams

• IPP, PPI

Etymology 1

Noun

pip (plural pips)

Any of various respiratory diseases in birds, especially infectious coryza. [from the 15th c.]

(humorous) Of humans, a disease, malaise or depression.

• D. H. Lawrence, letter to Edward Garnett

Etymology 2

Noun

pip (plural pips)

(obsolete) A pippin, seed of any kind.

(UK) A seed inside certain fleshy fruits (compare stone/pit), such as a peach, orange, or apple.

(US, colloquial) Something or someone excellent, of high quality.

(British, dated, WW I, signalese) P in RAF phonetic alphabet.

Etymology 3

Noun

pip (plural pips)

One of the spots or symbols on a playing card, domino, die, etc.

(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.

A spot; a speck.

A spot of light or an inverted V indicative of a return of radar waves reflected from an object; a blip.

A piece of rhizome with a dormant shoot of the lily of the valley plant, used for propagation

Synonyms

• (symbol on playing card etc): spot

Verb

pip (third-person singular simple present pips, present participle pipping, simple past and past participle pipped)

To get the better of; to defeat by a narrow margin

To hit with a gunshot

Etymology 4

Verb

pip (third-person singular simple present pips, present participle pipping, simple past and past participle pipped)

To peep, to chirp

(avian biology) To make the initial hole during the process of hatching from an egg

Etymology 5

Imitative.

Noun

pip (plural pips)

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.

Synonyms

• (electronic sound, counting down seconds): stroke

Etymology 6

Noun

pip (plural pips)

(finance, currency trading) The smallest price increment between two currencies in foreign exchange (forex) trading.

Anagrams

• IPP, PPI

Proper noun

Pip

A diminutive form of the given names Philip, Phillip, and Philippa.

Anagrams

• IPP, PPI

Noun

PiP (uncountable)

(television) Initialism of picture-in-picture.

Anagrams

• IPP, PPI

Source: Wiktionary


Pip, n. Etym: [OE. pippe, D. pip, or F. pépie; from LL. pipita, fr. L. pituita slime, phlegm, rheum, in fowls, the pip. Cf. Pituite.]

Definition: 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 pip is restricted to this last symptom, the disease being called roup by them.

Pip, n. Etym: [Formerly pippin, pepin. Cf. Pippin.] (Bot.)

Definition: A seed, as of an apple or orange.

Pip, n. Etym: [Perh. for pick, F. pique a spade at cards, a pike. Cf. Pique.]

Definition: One of the conventional figures or "spots" on playing cards, dominoes, etc. Addison.

Pip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Pipping.] Etym: [See Peep.]

Definition: To cry or chirp, as a chicken; to peep. To hear the chick pip and cry in the egg. Boyle.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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