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pip



Pronunciation: (pip), [key]
n.
1. one of the spots on dice, playing cards, or dominoes.
2. each of the small segments into which the surface of a pineapple is divided.
3. Informal.metal insigne of rank on the shoulders of commissioned officers.
4. Hort.
a. an individual rootstock of a plant, esp. of the lily of the valley.
b. a portion of the rootstock or root of several other plants, as the peony.

pip



Pronunciation: (pip), [key]
n.
1. Vet. Pathol.a contagious disease of birds, esp. poultry, characterized by the secretion of a thick mucus in the mouth and throat.
2. Facetious.any minor or unspecified ailment in a person.

pip



Pronunciation: (pip), [key]
n.
1. a small seed, esp. of a fleshy fruit, as an apple or orange.
2. Also called pipperoo. Informal.someone or something wonderful: Last night's party was a pip.

pip



Pronunciation: (pip), [key]
v., pipped, pip•ping.


v.i.
1. to peep or chirp.
2. (of a young bird) to break out from the shell.

v.t.
to crack or chip a hole through (the shell), as a young bird.

pip



Pronunciation: (pip), [key]
n. Electronics.
blip (def. 1).

pip



Pronunciation: (pip), [key]
v.t., pipped, pip•ping. Brit. Slang.
1. to blackball.
2. to defeat (an opponent).
3. to shoot, esp. to wound or kill by a gunshot.

Pip



Pronunciation: (pip), [key]
n.
a male given name, form of Philip.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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