pip
Pronunciation Noun

pip (plural pips)

  1. Any of various respiratory diseases in birds, especially infectious coryza. [from the 15th c.]
  2. (humorous) Of humans, a disease, malaise or depression.
    • D. H. Lawrence, letter to Edward Garnett
      I've got the pip horribly at present.
Translations Noun

pip (plural pips)

  1. (obsolete) a pippin, seed of any kind
    1. (UK) a seed inside certain fleshy fruits (compare stone/pit), such as a peach, orange, or apple
  2. (US, colloquial) something or someone excellent, of high quality
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 612:
      She sure is a pip, that one. You need company?
  3. (British, dated, WW I, signalese) P in RAF phonetic alphabet
Translations Noun

pip (plural pips)

  1. One of the spots or symbols on a playing card, domino, die, etc.
  2. (military, public service) One of the stars worn on the shoulder of a uniform to denote rank, e.g. of a soldier or a fireman.
  3. A spot; a speck.
  4. A spot of light or an inverted V indicative of a return of radar waves reflected from an object; a blip.
  5. A piece of rhizome with a dormant shoot of the lily of the valley plant, used for propagation
Synonyms
  • (symbol on playing card etc) spot
Translations Verb

pip (pips, present participle pipping; past and past participle pipped)

  1. To get the better of; to defeat by a narrow margin
    He led throughout the race but was pipped at the post.
  2. To hit with a gunshot
    The hunter managed to pip three ducks from his blind.
Verb

pip (pips, present participle pipping; past and past participle pipped)

  1. To peep, to chirp
  2. (avian biology) To make the initial hole during the process of hatching from an egg
Noun

pip (plural pips)

  1. One of a series of very short, electronically produced tones, used, for example, to count down the final few seconds before a given time or to indicate that a caller using a payphone needs to make further payment if he is to continue his call.
    • 1982 John Banville, The Newton Letter
      I could clearly hear the frequent cataclysms of the upstairs lavatory, and my day began with the pips for the morning news in Charlotte Lawless's kitchen.
Synonyms Translations Noun

pip (plural pips)

  1. (finance, currency trading) The smallest price#Noun|price increment between two currencies in foreign exchange (forex) trading#Noun|trading.
Related terms
  • pip to the post
  • pip at the post
  • pipsqueak
  • give the pip to, give someone the pip

Pip
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. A diminutive form of the given names Philip, Phillip, and Philippa.
    • 1861 Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, Chapter 1:
      My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.

PIP
Noun

pip

  1. (television) Initialism of picture-in-picture
  2. (military) Initialism of predicted impact point
  3. (business) Initialism of performance improvement plan
  4. (medicine) Abbreviation of peak inspiratory pressure.
Related terms
  • (peak inspiratory pressure) PEEP



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