pip

Definitions

  • O Pip! O Pip
    O Pip! O Pip
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pip defeat thoroughly "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
    • v pip hit with a missile from a weapon
    • v pip kill by firing a missile
    • n pip a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface
    • n pip a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
    • n pip a small hard seed found in some fruits
    • n pip a minor nonspecific ailment
    • n pip a disease of poultry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is cyanide in apple pips
    • n Pip A contagious disease of fowls, characterized by hoarseness, discharge from the nostrils and eyes, and an accumulation of mucus in the mouth, forming a “scale” on the tongue. By some the term pip is restricted to this last symptom, the disease being called roup by them.
    • n Pip (Bot) A seed, as of an apple or orange.
    • n Pip One of the conventional figures or “spots” on playing cards, dominoes, etc.
    • v. i Pip To cry or chirp, as a chicken; to peep. "To hear the chick pip and cry in the egg."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The markings that are found on dice are called "pips."
    • n pip A disease of fowls, consisting in a secretion of thick mucus in the mouth and throat, often accompanied by the formation of a sheath-like scale on the end of the tongue: not to be confused with canker or roup.
    • n pip The kernel or seed of fruit, as of an apple or an orange.
    • n pip One of the spots on dice or on playing-cards: thus, the ace has one pip; the ten, ten pips.
    • n pip One of the rhomboid-shaped spaces into which the surface of a pineapple is divided.
    • n pip A trade-name used by manufacturers and dealers in artificial flowers for an imitation of the central part of a flower which bears the seeds or fruit.
    • pip To blackball.
    • pip To peep, pipe, or chirp, as a chick or young bird.
    • pip To crack or chip a hole through (the shell): said of a chick in the egg.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pip pip a disease of fowls—also called Roup.
    • n Pip pip the seed of fruit.
    • n Pip pip one of the spots on dice or playing-cards.
    • v.t Pip pip (slang) to blackball.
    • v.i Pip pip to chirp, as a young bird.
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Quotations

  • Sir Eric Geddes
    Sir Eric Geddes
    “We will get everything out of her that you can squeeze out of a lemon and a bit more. I will squeeze her until you can hear the pips squeak.”

Idioms

Till the pips squeak - If someone will do something till the pips squeak, they will do it to the limit, even though it will make other people suffer.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. pippe, D. pip, or F. pépie,; from LL. pipita, fr. L. pituita, slime, phlegm, rheum, in fowls, the pip. Cf. Pituite

Usage

In literature:

You mek her go back to her pip'l.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
The neighborhood authorities, whom Peggy naturally consulted, pronounced the chickens suffering from "pip" and prescribed weird remedies.
"Peggy Raymond's Vacation" by Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
There was a black pip on the fog-colored scanner.
"The Women-Stealers of Thrayx" by Fox B. Holden
If he threw a pair, Gambling-Peter followed with one, two pips higher.
"The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart" by Adelbert von Chamisso
Pip whispered, "I hope, Joe, we shan't find them," and Joe answered, "I'd give a shilling if they had cut and run, Pip.
"Dickens' Stories About Children Every Child Can Read" by Charles Dickens
Since he was three months old, he's been brought up as Pip was.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various
Fairly gave me the pip.
"Jacob's Ladder" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Besides in '56 there's a new bar in town and it's a pip.
"Probability" by Louis Trimble
The pip was unmistakable.
"World Beyond Pluto" by C. H. Thames
Brown, it seems, with his light wagon, trekked across from Kanya by way of Lubli Pits, and has just pipped us.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
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In poetry:

ADMIRAL PIP directly went
To the Lord at the head of the Government,
Who made him, by a stroke of a quill,
BARON DE PIPPE, OF PIPPETONNEVILLE.
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Dear eyes!" said ADMIRAL PIP, "I see
Three flourishing islands on our lee.
And, bless me! most remarkable thing!
On every island stands a king!
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The brave REAR-ADMIRAL BAILEY PIP,
Commanding that magnificent ship,
Perceived one day, his glasses through,
The kings that came from Chickeraboo.
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I pip'd to thee, thou didst not like the sport —
I wept full sore, and yet thou didst not mourn —
Means, (fair and foul) I tried of ev'ry sort,
Yet thou didst nought but ridicule return.
"Mr. Prichard's Complaint Of The Town Of Llandovery (The Author's Parish) And His Advice And Warning " by Rees Prichard
The world 'as got me snouted jist a treat;
Crool Forchin's dirty left 'as smote me soul;
An' all them joys o' life I 'eld so sweet
Is up the pole.
Fer, as the poit sez, me 'eart 'as got
The pip wiv yearnin' fer - I dunno wot.
"A Spring Song" by C J Dennis
I took a derry on this stror 'at coot
First time I seen 'im dodgin' round Doreen.
'Im, wiv 'is giddy tie an' Yankee soot,
Ferever yappin' like a tork-machine
About "The Hoffis" where 'e 'ad a grip….
The way 'e smiled at 'er give me the pip!
"The Stror 'At Coot " by C J Dennis

In news:

New auto insurance rules go into effect next week to help control PIP .
Eddie Streety has been promoted to senior account manager at PIP Printing and Marketing Services.
James Massone was instantly eliminated by coach Cee Lo while Pip was also sent home by his coach Adam Levine during the quarterfinals tonight (April 23) on 'The Voice.
PIP breast implant founder arrested.
A week in the media life of Pip Hainsworth, marketing director at Clear Channel Outdoor UK.
Pip Hainsworth, Clear Channel.
Keeping up with Pip Hunt.
Pro freeskier Phillipa Hunt, who goes by Pip , likes to stay busy.
Many insurers seek rate hike, not cut, in PIP .
Driver savings a sham under PIP law, critics say.
C'mon, Pip Skid, tell us how you really feel.
Pip Skid, centre, shows his soft side.
Fox Planning PIP Blu-Ray DVD.
The new PIP reform will fail.
Pip Coburn on the Great Tech Disconnect.
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In science:

The category PIP has no initial ob ject and no terminal ob ject, hence it is not a topos.
Partial inner product spaces: Some categorical aspects
Then a subobject of VI is an equivalence class of monomorphisms into VI . A pip-subspace W of an indexed pip-space V is defined as an orthocomplemented subspace of V and this holds if and only if W is the range of an orthogonal pro jection, WI = P VI .
Partial inner product spaces: Some categorical aspects
Now the embedding M : WI = P VI 7→ VI is a monomorphism, thus orthocomplemented subspaces are subob jects of PIP.
Partial inner product spaces: Some categorical aspects
However, the converse is not true, at least for a general indexed pip-space.
Partial inner product spaces: Some categorical aspects
However this example addresses an indexed pip-space which is not a LBS/LHS.
Partial inner product spaces: Some categorical aspects
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