WIPE

rub, wipe

(noun) the act of rubbing or wiping; “he gave the hood a quick rub”

wipe, pass over

(verb) rub with a circular motion; “wipe the blackboard”; “He passed his hands over the soft cloth”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Verb

wipe (third-person singular simple present wipes, present participle wiping, simple past and past participle wiped)

(transitive) To move an object over, maintaining contact, with the intention of removing some substance from the surface. (Compare rub.)

(transitive) To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; usually followed by away, off, or out.

(obsolete) To cheat; to defraud; to trick; usually followed by out.

(transitive, computing) To erase.

(transitive, plumbing) To make (a joint, as between pieces of lead pipe), by surrounding the junction with a mass of solder, applied in a plastic condition by means of a rag with which the solder is shaped by rubbing.

(figurative) To remove an expression from one's face.

(transitive) To deperm (a ship).

Noun

wipe (plural wipes)

The act of wiping something.

A soft piece of cloth or cloth-like material used for wiping.

A kind of film transition where one shot replaces another by travelling from one side of the frame to another or with a special shape.

(obsolete) A sarcastic remark; a reproof, a jibe.

Etymology 2

Noun

wipe (plural wipes)

A lapwing, especially a northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).

Etymology 3

Verb

wipe (third-person singular simple present wipes, present participle wiping, simple past and past participle wiped)

(intransitive, RPG, video games) To have all members of a party die in a single campaign, event, or battle; to be wiped out.

Noun

wipe (plural wipes)

(RPG, video games) An instance of all members of a party dying in a single campaign, event, or battle; a wipeout.

Synonym: TPK

Source: Wiktionary


Wipe, n. Etym: [Cf. Sw. vipa, Dan. vibe, the lapwing.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: The lapwing. [Prov. Eng.]

Wipe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wiped; p. pr. & vb. n. Wiping.] Etym: [OE. vipen, AS. wipian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]

1. To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel. Let me wipe thy face. Shak. I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down. 2 Kings xxi. 13.

2. To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; -- usually followed by away, off or out. Also used figuratively. "To wipe out our ingratitude." Shak. Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon. Milton.

3. To cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by out. [Obs.] Spenser. If they by coveyne [covin] or gile be wiped beside their goods. Robynson (More's Utopia) To wipe a joint (Plumbing), to make a joint, as between pieces of lead pipe, by surrounding the junction with a mass of solder, applied in a plastic condition by means of a rag with which the solder is shaped by rubbing.

– To wipe the nose of, to cheat. [Old Slang]

Wipe, n.

1. Act of rubbing, esp. in order to clean.

2. A blow; a stroke; a hit; a swipe. [Low]

3. A gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm. Swift.

4. A handkerchief. [Thieves' Cant or Slang]

5. Stain; brand. [Obs.] "Slavish wipe." Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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