hip

1 [hip]
noun
1.
the projecting part of each side of the body formed by the side of the pelvis and the upper part of the femur and the flesh covering them; haunch.
3.
Architecture. the inclined projecting angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end, or of two adjacent sloping sides, of a roof. See illus. under roof.
4.
Furniture. knee ( def 6 ).
adjective
5.
(especially of a garment) extending to the hips; hiplength: hip boots.
verb (used with object), hipped, hipping.
6.
(especially of livestock) to injure or dislocate the hip of.
7.
Architecture. to form (a roof) with a hip or hips.
Idioms
8.
shoot from the hip, Informal. to speak or act bluntly or rashly, without deliberation or prudence: Diplomats are trained to conduct themselves with discretion, and not to shoot from the hip.
9.
smite hip and thigh, to attack unmercifully; overcome. Judg. 15:8.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English hipe, hupe, Old English hype; cognate with Old High German huf (German Hüfte hip), Gothic hups hip, loin; compare Greek kýbos cube, the hollow above the hips (of cattle), Latin cubitus elbow (see cubit)

hipless, adjective
hiplike, adjective
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hip

2 [hip]
noun
the ripe fruit of a rose, especially of a wild rose.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English hepe, Old English hēope hip, briar; cognate with Old High German hiufo bramble

hip

3 [hip]
interjection
(used as a cheer or in signaling for cheers): Hip, hip, hurrah!

Origin:
1745–55; origin uncertain

hip

4 [hip] Slang.
adjective, hipper, hippest.
1.
familiar with or informed about the latest ideas, styles, developments, etc.: My parents aren't exactly hip, you know.
2.
considered aware of or attuned to what is expected, especially with a casual or knowing air; cool: The guy was not at all hip—a total nerd.
3.
in agreement or willing to cooperate; going along: We explained our whole plan, and she was hip.
noun
4.
Also, hipness. the condition or state of being hip.
5.
verb (used with object), hipped, hipping.
6.
to make or keep aware or informed.
Also, hep.


Origin:
1900–05; earlier hep; of disputed orig.

hiply, adverb

hip

5 [hip]
noun
hyp.

HIP

[eych-ahy-pee or, sometimes, hip]
Health Insurance Plan.
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hip1 (hɪp)
 
n
1.  (often plural) either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh, overlying the lateral part of the pelvis and its articulation with the thighbones
2.  another name for pelvis
3.  short for hip joint
4.  the angle formed where two sloping sides of a roof meet or where a sloping side meets a sloping end
 
[Old English hype; related to Old High German huf, Gothic hups, Dutch heup]
 
'hipless1
 
adj
 
'hiplike1
 
adj

hip2 (hɪp)
 
n
Also called: rosehip the berry-like brightly coloured fruit of a rose plant: a swollen receptacle, rich in vitamin C, containing several small hairy achenes
 
[Old English héopa; related to Old Saxon hiopo, Old High German hiufo, Dutch joop, Norwegian dialect hjūpa]

hip3 (hɪp)
 
interj
an exclamation used to introduce cheers (in the phrase hip, hip, hurrah)
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

hip or hep4 (hɪp)
 
adj (foll by to) , hipper, hippest, hepper, heppest
1.  aware of or following the latest trends in music, ideas, fashion, etc
2.  informed (about)
 
[C20: variant of earlier hep]
 
hep or hep4
 
adj
 
[C20: variant of earlier hep]

HIP (hɪp)
 
n acronym for
(in England and Wales) home information pack: a set of documents that a seller must possess before his or her property can be put on the market

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hip
"part of the body where pelvis and thigh join," O.E. hype, from P.Gmc. *khupiz (cf. Du. heup, Ger. Hüfte, Goth. hups "hip"), from PIE *qeub- "to bend." Hipsters "pants that ride on the hips" first attested 1962; hip-huggers in this sense first recorded 1967.

hip
"seed pod" (especially of wild rose), O.E. heope, hiope, from P.Gmc. *khiup- (cf. dial. Norw. hjupa, O.H.G. hiafo, Ger. hiefe, O.E. hiopa "briar, bramble").

hip
"informed," 1904, apparently originally in black slang, probably a variant of hep, with which it is identical in sense, though it is recorded four years earlier. Hip-hop music style first recorded 1982.

hip
exclamation used to introduce a united cheer (cf. hip-hip-hurrah), 1827, earlier hep, cf. Ger. hepp, to animals a cry to attack, to mobs a cry to attack Jews (see hep (2)); perhaps a natural sound (cf. L. eho, heus).
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hip (hĭp)
n.

  1. The lateral prominence of the pelvis from the waist to the thigh.

  2. The hip joint.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
HIP
Help for Incontinent People(now NAFC: National Association for Continence)
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Idioms & Phrases

hip

see shoot from the hip.

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hip

in anatomy, the joint between the thighbone (femur) and the pelvis; also the area adjacent to this joint. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint; the round head of the femur rests in a cavity (the acetabulum) that allows free rotation of the limb. Amphibians and reptiles have relatively weak pelvic girdles, and the femur extends horizontally. This does not permit efficient resistance to gravity, and the trunks of these animals often rest partially on the ground. In mammals the hip joint allows the femur to drop vertically, thus permitting the animal to hold itself off the ground and leading to specializations for running and leaping. See also pelvic girdle.

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Example sentences for hip
The aggregate fruit of the rose is a berrylike structure called a rose hip.
The tail should curl tightly over the hip a double curl is considered perfection.
The beats used are diverse but sometimes resemble east coast hip hop.
This is where he worked when developing hip replacement surgery.
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