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English Dictionary: Slip by the DICT Development Group
7 results for Slip
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a socially awkward or tactless act [syn: faux pas, gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie]
  2. a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    Synonym(s): slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis
  3. potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
  4. a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    Synonym(s): cutting, slip
  5. a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
  6. a place where a craft can be made fast
    Synonym(s): mooring, moorage, berth, slip
  7. an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
    Synonym(s): slip, trip
  8. a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
    Synonym(s): slickness, slick, slipperiness, slip
  9. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    Synonym(s): strip, slip
  10. a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip"
    Synonym(s): slip, slip of paper
  11. a woman's sleeveless undergarment
    Synonym(s): chemise, shimmy, shift, slip, teddy
  12. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
    Synonym(s): case, pillowcase, slip, pillow slip
  13. an unexpected slide
    Synonym(s): skid, slip, sideslip
  14. a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
    Synonym(s): slip, sideslip
  15. the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
    Synonym(s): slip, elusion, eluding
  1. move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
    Synonym(s): steal, slip
  2. insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
  3. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
    Synonym(s): skid, slip, slue, slew, slide
  4. get worse; "My grades are slipping"
    Synonym(s): slip, drop off, drop away, fall away
  5. move smoothly and easily; "the bolt slipped into place"; "water slipped from the polished marble"
  6. to make a mistake or be incorrect
    Synonym(s): err, mistake, slip
  7. pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
    Synonym(s): slip, sneak
  8. move easily; "slip into something comfortable"
  9. cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion; "he slipped the bolt into place"
  10. pass out of one's memory
    Synonym(s): slip, slip one's mind
  11. move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
    Synonym(s): dislocate, luxate, splay, slip
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Slip \Slip\, n.
      1. (Mach.)
            (a) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it
            (b) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of
                  the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging
                  of the link.
      2. (Elec.) The difference between the actual and synchronous
            speed of an induction motor.
      3. (Marine Insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a
            risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually
            bears the broker's name and is initiated by the

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Slip \Slip\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Slipping}.] [OE. slippen; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG.
      slipfen (cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa), and fr.
      OE. slipen, AS. sl[c6]pan (in comp.), akin to G. schleifen to
      slide, glide, drag, whet, OHG. sl[c6]fan to slide, glide,
      make smooth, Icel. sl[c6]pa to whet; cf. also AS. sl[?]pan,
      Goth. sliupan, OS. slopian, OHG. sliofan, G. schliefen,
      schl[?]pfen, which seem to come from a somewhat different
      root form. Cf. {Slope}, n.]
      1. To move along the surface of a thing without bounding,
            rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.
      2. To slide; to lose one's footing or one's hold; not to
            tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest
            the foot should slip.
      3. To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; -- often with
            out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.
      4. To depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as
            if by sliding; to go or come in a quiet, furtive manner;
            as, some errors slipped into the work.
                     Thus one tradesman slips away, To give his partner
                     fairer play.                                       --Prior.
                     Thrice the flitting shadow slipped away. --Dryden.
      5. To err; to fall into error or fault.
                     There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not
                     from his heart.                                 --Ecclus. xix.
      {To let slip}, to loose from the slip or noose, as a hound;
            to allow to escape.
                     Cry, [bd]Havoc,[b8] and let slip the dogs of war.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Slip \Slip\, v. t.
      1. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey
            gently or secretly.
                     He tried to slip a powder into her drink.
      2. To omit; to loose by negligence.
                     And slip no advantage That my secure you. --B.
      3. To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or
            slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper.
                     The branches also may be slipped and planted.
      4. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.
                     Lucento slipped me like his greyhound. --Shak.
      5. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a
            horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
      6. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
      {To slip a cable}. (Naut.) See under {Cable}.
      {To slip off}, to take off quickly; as, to slip off a coat.
      {To slip on}, to put on in haste or loosely; as, to slip on a
            gown or coat.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Slip \Slip\, n. [AS. slipe, slip.]
      1. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
      2. An unintentional error or fault; a false step.
                     This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom.
      3. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion;
            hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.
                     A native slip to us from foreign seeds. --Shak.
                     The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride. --R. Browning.
      4. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
                     Moonlit slips of silver cloud.            --Tennyson.
                     A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon Sure to be
                     rounded into beauty soon.                  --Longfellow.
      5. A leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called
            from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become
            loose, by relaxation of the hand.
                     We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck
                     and Lena in the slips, in search of deer. --Sir S.
      6. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give
            one the slip. --Shak.
      7. (Print.) A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other
            work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type
            when set up and in the galley.
      8. Any covering easily slipped on. Specifically:
            (a) A loose garment worn by a woman.
            (b) A child's pinafore.
            (c) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip.
            (d) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like. [R.]
      9. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with
            silver. [Obs.] --Shak.
      10. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding
            of edge tools. [Prov. Eng.] --Sir W. Petty.
      11. Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the
            decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for
            handles and other applied parts.
      12. A particular quantity of yarn. [Prov. Eng.]
      13. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon
            which it is hauled for repair.
      14. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between
            wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. [U. S.]
      15. A narrow passage between buildings. [Eng.]
      16. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a
            door. [U. S.]
      17. (Mining.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
      18. (Engin.) The motion of the center of resistance of the
            float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through
            the water horozontally, or the difference between a
            vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have
            if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also,
            the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward
            current of water produced by the propeller.
      19. (Zo[94]l.) A fish, the sole.
      20. (Cricket) A fielder stationed on the off side and to the
            rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them,
            called respectively {short slip}, and {long slip}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pew \Pew\, n. [OE. pewe, OF. puie parapet, balustrade, balcony,
      fr. L. podium an elevated place, a jutty, balcony, a parapet
      or balcony in the circus, where the emperor and other
      distinguished persons sat, Gr. [?], dim. of [?], [?], foot;
      -- hence the Latin sense of a raised place (orig. as a rest
      or support for the foot). See {Foot}, and cf. {Podium},
      1. One of the compartments in a church which are separated by
            low partitions, and have long seats upon which several
            persons may sit; -- sometimes called {slip}. Pews were
            originally made square, but are now usually long and
      2. Any structure shaped like a church pew, as a stall,
            formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in theater; a
            pen; a sheepfold. [Obs.] --Pepys. Milton.
      {Pew opener}, an usher in a church. [Eng.] --Dickens.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. {Serial Line Internet Protocol}.
      2. Symmetric LIst Processsor.   Early 1960's list processing
      subroutine package for {Fortran} by J. Weizenbaum.   Later also
      embedded in {MAD} and {ALGOL}.   ["Symmetric List Processor",
      J. Weizenbaum CACM 6:524-544(1963).   Sammet 1969, p.387].
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