sip

[sip]
verb (used with object), sipped, sipping.
1.
to drink (a liquid) a little at a time; take small tastes of: He sipped the hot tea noisily.
2.
to drink from a little at a time: The bird sipped the flower.
3.
to take in; absorb: to sip knowledge at its source.
verb (used without object), sipped, sipping.
4.
to drink by sips.
noun
5.
an instance of sipping; a small taste of a liquid: One sip told me that the milk was sour.
6.
a small quantity taken by sipping: Take just a sip, not a gulp or a swallow.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English sippen (v.), akin to Low German sippen to sip

sippingly, adverb
unsipped, adjective


1. See drink.
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SIP

supplemental income plan.
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sip (sɪp)
 
vb , sips, sipping, sipped
1.  to drink (a liquid) by taking small mouthfuls; drink gingerly or delicately
 
n
2.  a small quantity of a liquid taken into the mouth and swallowed
3.  an act of sipping
 
[C14: probably from Low German sippen]
 
'sipper
 
n

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Word Origin & History

sip
late 14c., perhaps related to Low Ger. sippen "to sip," or O.E. supan "to take into the mouth a little at a time" (see sup (2)). The noun is attested from 1630s.
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Slang Dictionary

sip definition


  1. n.
    a puff of a marijuana cigarette. (Drugs.) : He took a big sip and held it so long he almost turned blue.
  2. tv. & in.
    to take a puff of a marijuana cigarette. : The alley was populated by a bunch of teeny-boppers sipping away the afternoon.
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Computing Dictionary

SIP definition


1. Session Initiation Protocol.
2. Supplementary Ideographic Plane.
(2003-12-26)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
SIP
  1. serial interface processor

  2. session initiation protocol

  3. single in-line package

  4. system implementation plan

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They feed on nectar from flowers and also sip water from damp patches.
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