(Si"nus*oid) n. [Sinus + - oid.] (Geom.) The curve whose ordinates are proportional to the
sines of the abscissas, the equation of the curve being y = a sin x. It is also called the curve of sines.
(Si`nus*oid"al) a. (Geom.) Of or pertaining to a sinusoid; like a sinusoid.
(Sio"goon) n. See Shogun.
(Sio*goon"ate) n. See Shogunate.
(Sioux) n. sing. & pl. (Ethnol.) See Dakotas.
(Sip) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sipped (sipt); p. pr. & vb. n. Sipping.] [OE. sippen; akin to OD. sippen,
and AS. supan to sip, suck up, drink. See Sup, v. t.]
1. To drink or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in small quantities, as a liquid; as,
to sip tea. "Every herb that sips the dew." Milton.
2. To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers.
3. To taste the liquor of; to drink out of. [Poetic]
They skim the floods, and sip the purple flowers.Dryden.
(Sip), v. i. To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to take a sip or sips of something.
[She] raised it to her mouth with sober grace;Dryden.
Then, sipping, offered to the next in place.
1. The act of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips.
2. A small draught taken with the lips; a slight taste.
One sip of thisMilton.
Will bathe the drooping spirits in delight
Beyond the bliss of dreams.
A sip is all that the public ever care to take from reservoirs of abstract philosophy.De Quincey.
(Sip"age) n. See Seepage. [Scot. & U.S.]
(Sipe) v. i. See Seep. [Scot. & U.S.]
(Siph"i*lis) n. (Med.) Syphilis.
(Si"phoid) n. [L. sipho a siphon + -oid: cf. F. vase siphoïde.] A siphon bottle. See under Siphon,
(Si"phon) n. [F. siphon, L. sipho, -onis, fr. Gr. a siphon, tube, pipe.]
1. A device, consisting of a pipe or tube bent so as to form two branches or legs of unequal length, by
which a liquid can be transferred to a lower level, as from one vessel to another, over an intermediate