• WordNet 3.6
    • adj hip informed about the latest trends
    • n hip either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
    • n hip the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
    • n hip the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
    • n hip the fruit of a rose plant
    • n hip (architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Even though the rose does not bear any fruit, the rose hips have more Vitamin C than most vegetables and fruits
    • Hip (Engin) In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord.
    • n Hip See Hyp n.
    • Hip (Arch) The external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides or skirts of a roof, which have their wall plates running in different directions.
    • n Hip (Bot) The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog-rose (Rosa canina); called also rose hip.
    • Hip The projecting region of the lateral parts of one side of the pelvis and the hip joint; the haunch; the huckle.
    • Hip To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side.
    • Hip To make with a hip or hips, as a roof.
    • Hip To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip in wrestling (technically called cross buttock).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are ten human body parts that are only three letters long: eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip, and gum.
    • n hip The projecting part of an animal formed by the side of the pelvis and the upper part of the femur, with the flesh covering them; the upper part of the thigh; the haunch. The most protuberant part is directly over the trochanter of the thigh-bone. In man the hip may be said to begin where the waist ends, with the arched upper border of the pelvis on each side, to extend the whole length of the pelvis, and to include the upper part of the thigh-bone, together with the soft parts covering this and the side of the pelvis.
    • n hip The hip-joint.
    • n hip In entomology, the coxa or first joint of an insect's leg.
    • n hip In architecture: The external angle at the junction of two sloping roofs or sides of a roof.
    • n hip The rafter at the angle where two sloping roofs or sides of a roof meet. See cuts under hip-roof and jack-rafter
    • hip To sprain, gall, or injure the hip of. In the extract the sense is doubtful.
    • hip In architecture, to furnish with a hip: as, to hip a roof.
    • hip To throw (one's adversary) over the hip.
    • n hip The fruit of the dogrose or wild brier, Rosa canina or R. rubiginosa.
    • hip To hop.
    • n hip A morbid depression of spirits; melancholy: usually in the plural.
    • hip To render hypochondriac or melancholy: scarcely used except as in the participial adjective hipped. See hipped.
    • hip An exclamation used in applauding or giving the signal for applause: as, hip, hip, hurrah!
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hip hip the haunch or fleshy part of the thigh:
    • v.t Hip to sprain the hip:—pr.p. hip′ping; pa.p. hipped, hipt
    • n Hip the fruit of the wild brier or dog-rose.
    • n Hip hip hypochondria
    • v.t Hip to render melancholy
    • interj Hip hip an exclamation to invoke a united cheer—Hip′-hip′-hurr′ah.
    • n Hip hip (archit.) the external angle formed by the sides of a roof when the end slopes backward instead of terminating in a gable
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  • Ogden Nash
    “A husband is a guy who tells you when you've got on too much lipstick and helps you with your girdle when your hips stick.”
  • John Lennon
    “Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip.”
  • Jim Critchfield
    Jim Critchfield
    “Venus is now astrologically square with Pluto. That means there isn't a hip planet left.”
  • Raymond Chandler
    “She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.”
  • Norman Mailer
    “Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Only a male intellect clouded by the sexual drive could call the stunted, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped and short-legged sex the fair sex.”


Joined at the hip - If people are joined at the hip, they are very closely connected and think the same way.
Shoot from the hip - Someone who shoots from the hip talks very directly or insensitively without thinking beforehand.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype,; akin to D. heup, OHG. huf, G. hüfte, Dan. hofte, Sw. höft, Goth. hups,; cf. Icel. huppr, and also Gr. the hollow above the hips of cattle, and Lith. kumpis, ham
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hype; Goth. hups, Ger. hüfte.


In literature:

Ashe pulled away the torn tunic and exposed a nasty looking gash on the outside of his hip.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
The sailor's knife was in his belt-pouch, where he carried it over the hip.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
This bath consists in immersing only the central part of the body, namely, the hips and abdomen.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
They carry their babes generally on the hip; not on the back, as in Quito.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
The vertebrae of the hip measure two feet and three inches.
"Dinosaurs" by William Diller Matthew
The purpose of putting the left hand on the hip is to get enough elbow room.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Connel stepped back, fists on his hips, eying the three cadets.
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
The waves should come up three inches above the hips, fitting closely around the body.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
Down the Old Meadow Trail, unseen by the girl and the boy, rode a single horseman, and something at his hip glinted in the sun.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
One of his hip-pockets bulged with a flask, the other with a long revolver.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben

In poetry:

That, not content with many a kiss,
Plays with his fingers on her lip;
And if she turns her back to him,
Drums with his hand on either hip.
"Love Impeached" by William H Davies
Some were like women, with deep hair of willows,
Bare breasts and gracious arms and long, smooth hips,
And the red roses of desire half frozen
Upon their lips:
"The Ancient Gods" by Mary Webb
If the battle goes against me,
I'm smitten hip and thigh,
It is then and there, my brother,
I'd like to have you nigh,
With your valor and your courage,
And not your sympathy.
"My Wish" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Deepbosomed mothers with widefashioned hips
Will bear ye good sons for the building of ships
Good sons for your ships and good ships for your trade
That’s how the Peace of the World will be made!
"Merchandise" by J Milton Hayes
For then, with wide hips richly girt, and bosoms
Fragrant with blossoms, and with pearl strings gay,
Their new-laved hair unbound, and spreading round
Faint scents, the palace maids in tender play
The ardent heats allay
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold
The boy stands at ease, his hand upon his hip:
The truth of victory. A Victory
Angelic, almost, in indifference,
An angel sent with no message but this triumph
And alone, now, in his triumph,
He looks down at the head and does not see it.
"The Bronze David Of Donatello" by Randall Jarrell

In news:

And those who had severe cataracts removed experienced 23 percent fewer hip fractures than those who had severe cataracts but did not have surgery.
Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos won't be slowed by hip check.
Kia's Chai on Hip-Hop Hamster Advertisements.
The Twin Cities' hot new all-female hip-hop trio spills the wine on its debut EP.
Free association with hip hop as the jumping point.
Each week features a new musical genre mixed up with hip hop and connected through labels, producers, style, etc.
The radical transformation of the woman behind some of hip-hop's biggest hits.
Hip Bop Essence Allstars Afrocubano Chant Two Hip Bop.
A bit of old school hip hop flavor returns Aug 31 to Chene Park, near Detroit's riverfront.
Mo- Chica , a hip, vibrant restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, which serves some of L.A.'s best Peruvian cuisine, began life as a small counter in Mercado la Paloma, a warehouse-turned-marketplace near USC.
Hip-hop and R&B fans gather at the Chocolate Bar 's glossy, blue-lit bar to fuel up before hitting the dance floor, while popular local DJs like DJ Poppa and Captain Charles spin the classics and the hits.
My Mother had hip replacement and I was due to go home in another couple weeks but I knew that this little girl was meant for me.
We've tried several of the ice cream flavors at this sweet new little shop adjacent to hip gastropub Windsor, but the peanut butter ice cream is truly a transcendent experience.
Earlier this year, Will Garner, 9, a student at Braelinn Elementary School with cerebral palsy, had to undergo major hip and foot reconstruction surgery.
Religion in hip-hop is not clear cut, author says.

In science:

We identify the HST refereed papers which have enough citations to be among the HIPs published in a given year.
Hubble Space Telescope Science Metrics
Fig. 7 provides the percentage of HIPs based on HST data as a function of publication year.
Hubble Space Telescope Science Metrics
In this way, the total number of citations related to the 200 HIPs of a given year is distributed among all telescopes/facilities that provided the data.
Hubble Space Telescope Science Metrics
Table 1 gives the distribution of the citations of the 200 HIPs published in 1998 as a function of the most highly cited facilities (we display here only the 12 most cited ones), from HST to ISO.
Hubble Space Telescope Science Metrics
Being around Ali, Dick and Pran (in those days they seemed joined at the hip) was very inspirational.
Phenomenology using lattice QCD