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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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dip·ping, n.
 1. The act or process of immersing.
 2. The act of inclining downward.
 3. The act of lifting or moving a liquid with a dipper, ladle, or the like.
 4. The process of cleaning or brightening sheet metal or metalware, esp. brass, by dipping it in acids, etc.
 5. The practice of taking snuff by rubbing the teeth or gums with a stick or brush dipped in snuff. [U.S.]
 Dipping needle, a magnetic needle suspended at its center of gravity, and moving freely in a vertical plane, so as to indicate on a graduated circle the magnetic dip or inclination.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dip
      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
         dipped
      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
         arms
      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,
            douse]
      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,
         duck]
      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

 dipping
      See dip