—v.t. 1. to drink (a liquid) a little at a time; take small tastes of: He sipped the hot tea noisily. 2. to drink from a little at a time: The bird sipped the flower. 3. to take in; absorb: to sip knowledge at its source.
—v.i. to drink by sips.
—n. 1. an instance of sipping; a small taste of a liquid: One sip told me that the milk was sour. 2. a small quantity taken by sipping: Take just a sip, not a gulp or a swallow.