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Definition of SLIP

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Slip \Slip\, n. [AS. slipe, slip.]
     1. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice. [1913 Webster]

     2. An unintentional error or fault; a false step. [1913 Webster]

              This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom.
                                                    --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

     3. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine. [1913 Webster]

              A native slip to us from foreign seeds. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]

     4. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper. [1913 Webster]

              Moonlit slips of silver cloud.        --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

              A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon Sure to be rounded into beauty soon.  --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

     5. A leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand. [1913 Webster]

              We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck and Lena in the slips, in search of deer. --Sir S. Baker. [1913 Webster]

     6. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     7. (Print.) A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley. [1913 Webster]

     8. Any covering easily slipped on. Specifically: (a) A loose garment worn by a woman. (b) A child's pinafore. (c) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip. (d) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like. [R.] [1913 Webster]

     9. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     10. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools. [Prov. Eng.] --Sir W. Petty. [1913 Webster]

     11. Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts. [1913 Webster]

     12. A particular quantity of yarn. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

     13. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair. [1913 Webster]

     14. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

     15. A narrow passage between buildings. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

     16. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

     17. (Mining.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
         --Knight.
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     18. (Engin.) The motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horozontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller. [1913 Webster]

     19. (Zool.) A fish, the sole.
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     20. (Cricket) A fielder stationed on the off side and to the rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them, called respectively {short slip}, and {long slip}. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

     22. (Mach.)
         (a) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips. (b) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging of the link. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     23. (Elec.) The difference between the actual and synchronous speed of an induction motor. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     23. (Marine Insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker's name and is initiated by the underwrites. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     {To give one the slip}, to slip away from one; to elude one.


     {Slip dock}. See under {Dock}.

     {Slip link} (Mach.), a connecting link so arranged as to allow some play of the parts, to avoid concussion.

     {Slip rope} (Naut.), a rope by which a cable is secured preparatory to slipping. --Totten.

     {Slip stopper} (Naut.), an arrangement for letting go the anchor suddenly. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Slip \Slip\, v. t.
     1. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly. [1913 Webster]

              He tried to slip a powder into her drink.
                                                    --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

     2. To omit; to loose by negligence.
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              And slip no advantage
              That my secure you.                   --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

     3. To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper. [1913 Webster]

              The branches also may be slipped and planted.
                                                    --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

     4. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound. [1913 Webster]

              Lucento slipped me like his greyhound. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     5. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar. [1913 Webster]

     6. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink. [1913 Webster]

     {To slip a cable}. (Naut.) See under {Cable}.

     {To slip off}, to take off quickly; as, to slip off a coat.


     {To slip on}, to put on in haste or loosely; as, to slip on a gown or coat. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Slip \Slip\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slipping}.] [OE. slippen; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG. slipfen (cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa), and fr. OE. slipen, AS. sl[imac]pan (in comp.), akin to G. schleifen to slide, glide, drag, whet, OHG. sl[imac]fan to slide, glide, make smooth, Icel. sl[imac]pa to whet; cf. also AS. sl?pan, Goth. sliupan, OS. slopian, OHG. sliofan, G. schliefen, schl?pfen, which seem to come from a somewhat different root form. Cf. {Slope}, n.]
     1. To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide. [1913 Webster]

     2. To slide; to lose one's footing or one's hold; not to tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest the foot should slip. [1913 Webster]

     3. To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; -- often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place. [1913 Webster]

     4. To depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding; to go or come in a quiet, furtive manner; as, some errors slipped into the work. [1913 Webster]

              Thus one tradesman slips away,
              To give his partner fairer play.      --Prior. [1913 Webster]

              Thrice the flitting shadow slipped away. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     5. To err; to fall into error or fault.
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              There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart.                       --Ecclus. xix.
                                                    16. [1913 Webster]

     {To let slip}, to loose from the slip or noose, as a hound; to allow to escape. [1913 Webster]

              Cry, "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pew \Pew\ (p[=u]), n. [OE. pewe, OF. puie parapet, balustrade, balcony, fr. L. podium an elevated place, a jutty, balcony, a parapet or balcony in the circus, where the emperor and other distinguished persons sat, Gr. po`dion, dim. of poy`s, podo`s, foot; -- hence the Latin sense of a raised place (orig. as a rest or support for the foot). See {Foot}, and cf. {Podium}, {Poy}.]
     1. One of the compartments in a church which are separated by low partitions, and have long seats upon which several persons may sit; -- sometimes called {slip}. Pews were originally made square, but are now usually long and narrow. [1913 Webster]

     2. Any structure shaped like a church pew, as a stall, formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in theater; a pen; a sheepfold. [Obs.] --Pepys. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     {Pew opener}, an usher in a church. [Eng.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

SLIP
         Serial Line Internet Protocol (Internet, RFC 1055), "SL/IP"


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

668 Moby Thesaurus words for "slip":
     Mystik tape, Scotch tape, accord, adhesive tape, administer, adolescent, advance, afford, afghan, allot, allow, amplitude, anchor, anchorage, anchorage ground, atrocity, avalanche, avoidance, avoiding reaction, award, babe, baby, backslide, bad job, balk, band, bandage, bantam, banty, basin, batten, be all thumbs, bed linen, bedclothes, bedcover, bedding, bedsheet, bedspread, belt, berth, bestow, bestow on, bevue, bine, blab, blanket, bloomer, blooper, blue, blueprint, blunder, blunder away, blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, blurt out, bobble, boggle, bonehead play, boner, boo-boo, boob, botch, bough, branch, branchedness, branchiness, breach, break away, breakout, breakwater, broad, buck-passing, buffalo robe, bulkhead, bull, bulletin board, bumble, bungle, burgeon, butcher, button, camber, card, case, catalog card, cellophane tape, chick, china clay, china stone, chit, circumvention, clay, cloth tape, clothes, clumsy performance, coast, cold-type proof, colleen, color proof, come down, come out with, comfort, comforter, commit a gaffe, communicate, computer proof, confer, continue, contour sheet, counterpane, cover, coverlet, coverlid, crash, creep, crime, crime against humanity, cutie, cutting, dame, damoiselle, damsel, deadly sin, deadwood, deal, deal out, decline, defense mechanism, degenerate, delinquency, demoiselle, dereliction, deteriorate, deviate, die, diminutive, dip, disappear, disc, disclose, dish out, dispense, divulge, dock, dockage, dockyard, document, dodge, dole, dole out, doll, donate, downslide, downswing, downtrend, downturn, drift, drop, drop off, dry dock, duck, ebb, eiderdown, elapse, elusion, elusiveness, embankment, endure, enormity, enter, equivocation, erode, err, error, escape, etourderie, evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, evil, expire, expose, extend, exuviate, fade, fail, failure, fall, fall away, fall into error, fall off, falloff, false move, false step, fascia, fault, faux pas, featherweight, felony, file, filing card, fillet, filly, film, fingerling, fireclay, fitted sheet, flagellum, fledgling, flight, flight path, flit, float, flounder, flow, flow on, flub, fluff, flux, fly, foiling, foot, foozle, forbearance, forestalling, forestallment, fork, fork out, founder, foundry proof, frail, friction tape, frond, frustration, fumble, gal, galley, galley proof, gaucherie, genocide, get away, get in, getaway, getting around, getting round, ghost, gift, gift with, girdle, girl, girlie, give, give freely, give out, glaze, glide, glissade, glissando, go amiss, go astray, go awry, go by, go down, go downhill, go off, go on, go to pot, go under, go wrong, goof, grant, groin, gruel, guilty act, gumbo, gumshoe, hand out, harbor, harborage, hash, have a comedown, haven, heap, heavy sin, heifer, help to, hit a slump, hit rock bottom, hit the skids, hook, hopeful, hoyden, ice-skate, impart, impropriety, inadvertence, inadvertency, index card, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, infant, iniquity, injury, injustice, issue, jetty, jeune fille, jill, jink, junior, junior miss, jutty, juvenal, juvenile, kaolin, lam, landing, landing place, landing stage, landslide, landslip, lap robe, lapse, lapsus calami, lapsus linguae, lass, lassie, last, lath, lavish, leak, leave, let have, let out, let slip, levee, library catalog, lightweight, ligula, ligule, limb, linen, list, little missy, loose thread, lose, lumber, lurk, mademoiselle, magnetic tape, maid, maiden, make a mistake, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, mar, marina, masking tape, mere shadow, mess, mete, mete out, microcard, microdot, microfiche, microfilm, mini, minikin, minnow, minny, minor, minor wrong, mire, miscalculate, miscue, misdeed, misdemeanor, misfeasance, miss, miss the mark, misstep, missy, mistake, mole, molt, mooring, mooring buoy, moorings, mortal sin, motion-picture film, mouse, muck, mud, muddle, mudhook, muff, murder, near-miss, neutrality, nonfeasance, nonintervention, noninvolvement, nose-dive, note, nubbin, nymphet, off day, offense, offer, offshoot, omission, ooze, outguessing, outmaneuvering, outrage, outwitting, oversight, page proof, paper, pass, pass by, passing the buck, patchwork quilt, peccadillo, peccancy, peewee, permission, permit, petuntse, phonograph record, piece, pier, pillow slip, pillowcase, plank, plastic tape, plate proof, platter, play havoc with, plow the deep, plummet, pony, porcelain clay, port, pour, present, press on, press proof, prevention, proceed, proffer, progressive proof, proof, proof sheet, protected anchorage, pubescent, pull, pussyfoot, put in, quay, quilt, rail, rain, rake, ramage, ramification, reach the depths, refractory clay, refraining, render, repro proof, reveal, revise, ribband, ribbon, ride, ride the sea, road, roads, roadstead, robe, roll on, roller-skate, romp, rug, run, run down, run its course, run on, run out, runner, runt, sad work, sag, sail, sapling, sarment, scape, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, scion, scoreboard, scorecard, scoresheet, scrap, screw up, scud, seaport, seawall, seedling, serve, set, shadow, shaving, sheet, sheeting, shell out, shipyard, shirk, shoot, shower, shred, shrimp, shunning, shunting off, shy, sideslip, sidestep, sidetracking, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, sink, skate, skateboard, skeleton, ski, skid, skim, skin effect, skin friction, skirt, skulk, slat, sled, sleigh, slick, slidder, slide, slide down, slime, slink, slip in, slip up, slippage, slipup, slither, sliver, slob, slop, slosh, slough, sludge, slump, slur, slush, small fry, snake, sneak in, snip, snippet, snow, snowslide, snowslip, soften, soup, spear, spill, spline, splinter, spoil, spray, spread, sprig, sprit, sprout, squash, stagger, steal, stolon, stone proof, strake, strap, stray, streak, strip, stripling, strop, stumble, subdeb, subdebutante, subside, subsidence, subteen, subteener, sucker, sweep, swill, switch, taenia, tape, tape measure, tapeline, teenager, teener, teenybopper, tender, tendril, thallus, the runaround, the slip, throw off, thwarting, ticker tape, tit, toboggan, tomato, tomboy, topple, tort, touch bottom, transgression, trespass, trial impression, trip, tumble, twig, unutterable sin, vandyke, vanish, vein, venial sin, videotape, virgin, walk the waters, wander, wane, wart, wench, wharf, wisp, wrong, wrong step, yield, young creature, young hopeful, young person, young thing, younger, youngest, youngling, youngster, youth, zigzag


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