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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dip v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dipped or Dipt (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Dipping.]
 1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.
    The priest shall dip his finger in the blood.   --Lev. iv. 6.
    [Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep.   --Pope.
    While the prime swallow dips his wing.   --Tennyson.
 2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.
 3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic]
 A cold shuddering dew
 Dips me all o'er.   --Milton.
 4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
    He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons.   --Dryden.
 5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.
 6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.]
    Live on the use and never dip thy lands.   --Dryden.
 Dipped candle, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow.
 To dip snuff, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. [Southern U. S.]
 To dip the colors Naut., to lower the colors and return them to place; -- a form of naval salute.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip
           in the road"
      2: (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the
         plane of the horizon [syn: angle of dip, magnetic dip,
          magnetic inclination, inclination]
      3: a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in
         public places [syn: pickpocket, cutpurse]
      4: tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are
      5: a brief immersion
      6: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57
         points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in
         pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices";
         "when that became known the price of their stock went into
         free fall" [syn: drop, fall, free fall]
      7: a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax
         or tallow
      8: a brief swim in water [syn: plunge]
      9: a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body
         is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the
      v 1: immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or
           saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution";
           "dip the brush into the paint" [syn: dunk, souse, plunge,
      2: dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of
         bread in the sauce" [syn: dunk]
      3: go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"
      4: stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
      5: switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
         [syn: dim]
      6: lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"
      7: appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon";
         "The setting sun sank below the tree line" [syn: sink]
      8: slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
      9: dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool" [syn: douse,
      10: of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax
      11: immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"
      12: scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the
          surface; "dip water out of a container"
      [also: dipping, dipped]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
            [syn: lordotic, swayback, swaybacked]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See dip