1. Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly. "Pious hearts." Milton.
"Pious poetry." Johnson.
Where was the martial brother's pious care?Pope.
2. Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.
Syn. Godly; devout; religious; righteous.
(Pi"ous*ly), adv. In a pious manner.
(Pip) n. [OE. pippe, D. pip, or F. pépie; from LL. pipita, fr. L. pituita slime, phlegm, rheum, in fowls,
the pip. Cf. Pituite.] 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.
(Pip), n. [Formerly pippin, pepin. Cf. Pippin.] (Bot.) A seed, as of an apple or orange.
(Pip), n. [Perh. for pick, F. pique a spade at cards, a pike. Cf. Pique.] One of the conventional
figures or "spots" on playing cards, dominoes, etc. Addison.
(Pip), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pipped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pipping.] [See Peep.] To cry or chirp, as a
chicken; to peep.
To hear the chick pip and cry in the egg.Boyle.
(Pi*pa) n.; pl. Pipas (Zoöl.) The Surinam toad noted for its peculiar breeding habits.
The male places the eggs on the back of the female, where they soon become inclosed in capsules
formed by the thickening of the skin. The incubation of the eggs takes place in the capsules, and the
young, when hatched, come forth with well developed legs.
(Pip"age) n. Transportation, as of petroleum oil, by means of a pipe conduit; also, the charge for
(Pi"pal tree`) Same as Peepul tree.
(Pipe) n. [AS. pipe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. Peep, Pibroch,
1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube
which produces musical sounds; as, a shepherd's pipe; the pipe of an organ. "Tunable as sylvan pipe."
Now had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe.Shak.
2. Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like: especially, one used as a conductor
of water, steam, gas, etc.
3. A small bowl with a hollow steam, used in smoking tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances.
4. A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions.
5. The key or sound of the voice. [R.] Shak.