Dipped candle, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow.To dip snuff, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. [Southern U. S.] — To dip the colors(Naut.), to lower the colors and return them to place; — a form of naval salute.

(Dip), v. i.

1. To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.

The sun's rim dips; the stars rush out.

2. To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.

Whoever dips too deep will find death in the pot.

3. To pierce; to penetrate; — followed by in or into.

When I dipt into the future.

4. To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; — followed by in or into. "Dipped into a multitude of books." Macaulay.

5. To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.

6. To dip snuff. [Southern U.S.]

(Dip), n.

1. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. "The dip of oars in unison." Glover.

2. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.

3. A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon. [Local, U.S.] Bartlett.

4. A dipped candle. [Colloq.] Marryat.

Dip of the horizon(Astron.), the angular depression of the seen or visible horizon below the true or natural horizon; the angle at the eye of an observer between a horizontal line and a tangent drawn from the eye to the surface of the ocean.Dip of the needle, or Magnetic dip, the angle formed, in a vertical plane, by a freely suspended magnetic needle, or the line of magnetic force, with a horizontal line; — called also inclination.Dip of a stratum(Geol.), its greatest angle of inclination to the horizon, or that of a line perpendicular to its direction or strike; — called also the pitch.

3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic]

A cold shuddering dew
Dips me all o'er.

4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.

He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons.

5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; — often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.

6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.]

Live on the use and never dip thy lands.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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