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Magnetic \Mag*net"ic\, Magnetical \Mag*net"ic*al\, a. [L. magneticus: cf. F. magn['e]tique.]
     1. Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle. [1913 Webster]

     2. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the earth's magnetism; as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian. [1913 Webster]

     3. Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism; as, the magnetic metals. [1913 Webster]

     4. Endowed with extraordinary personal power to excite the feelings and to win the affections; attractive; inducing attachment. [1913 Webster]

              She that had all magnetic force alone. --Donne. [1913 Webster]

     5. Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism, so called; hypnotic; as, a magnetic sleep. See {Magnetism}. [Archaic] [1913 Webster +PJC]

     {Magnetic amplitude}, {attraction}, {dip}, {induction}, etc. See under {Amplitude}, {Attraction}, etc.

     {Magnetic battery}, a combination of bar or horseshoe magnets with the like poles adjacent, so as to act together with great power.

     {Magnetic compensator}, a contrivance connected with a ship's compass for compensating or neutralizing the effect of the iron of the ship upon the needle.

     {Magnetic curves}, curves indicating lines of magnetic force, as in the arrangement of iron filings between the poles of a powerful magnet.

     {Magnetic elements}.
        (a) (Chem. Physics) Those elements, as iron, nickel, cobalt, chromium, manganese, etc., which are capable or becoming magnetic. (b) (Physics) In respect to terrestrial magnetism, the declination, inclination, and intensity. (c) See under {Element}.

     {Magnetic fluid}, the hypothetical fluid whose existence was formerly assumed in the explanations of the phenomena of magnetism; -- no longer considered a meaningful concept.


     {Magnetic iron}, or {Magnetic iron ore}. (Min.) Same as {Magnetite}.

     {Magnetic needle}, a slender bar of steel, magnetized and suspended at its center on a sharp-pointed pivot, or by a delicate fiber, so that it may take freely the direction of the magnetic meridian. It constitutes the essential part of a compass, such as the mariner's and the surveyor's.

     {Magnetic poles}, the two points in the opposite polar regions of the earth at which the direction of the dipping needle is vertical.

     {Magnetic pyrites}. See {Pyrrhotite}.

     {Magnetic storm} (Terrestrial Physics), a disturbance of the earth's magnetic force characterized by great and sudden changes.

     {magnetic tape} (Electronics), a ribbon of plastic material to which is affixed a thin layer of powder of a material which can be magnetized, such as ferrite. Such tapes are used in various electronic devices to record fluctuating voltages, which can be used to represent sounds, images, or binary data. Devices such as audio casette recorders, videocasette recorders, and computer data storage devices use magnetic tape as an inexpensive medium to store data. Different magnetically susceptible materials are used in such tapes.

     {Magnetic telegraph}, a telegraph acting by means of a magnet. See {Telegraph}. [1913 Webster + PJC]

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

Dip \Dip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dipped}or {Dipt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dipping}.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. d?pan to baptize, OS. d?pian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. d["o]pa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl? hollow, and to E. dive. Cf. {Deep}, {Dive}.]
     1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again. [1913 Webster]

              The priest shall dip his finger in the blood. --Lev. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]

              [Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep.                                 --Pope. [1913 Webster]

              While the prime swallow dips his wing. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion. --Book of Common Prayer. Fuller. [1913 Webster]

     3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic] [1913 Webster]

              A cold shuddering dew
              Dips me all o'er.                     --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair. [1913 Webster]

              He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.]
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              Live on the use and never dip thy lands. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

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

Dip \Dip\, v. i.
     1. To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink. [1913 Webster]

              The sun's rim dips; the stars rush out. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              Whoever dips too deep will find death in the pot.
                                                    --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

     3. To pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into. [1913 Webster]

              When I dipt into the future.          --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     5. To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip. [1913 Webster]

     6. To dip snuff. [Southern U.S.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dip \Dip\, n.
     1. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. "The dip of oars in unison." --Glover. [1913 Webster]

     2. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch. [1913 Webster]

     3. a hollow or depression in a surface, especially in the ground. [PJC]

     4. A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

     5. A dipped candle. [Colloq.] --Marryat.
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     6. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     7. In the turpentine industry, the viscid exudation, which is dipped out from incisions in the trees; as, virgin dip (the runnings of the first year), yellow dip (the runnings of subsequent years). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     8. (A["e]ronautics) A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     9. a liquid, in which objects are soaked by dipping; e.g., a parasiticide or insecticide solution into which animals are dipped (see {sheep-dip}). [PJC]

     10. a sauce into which foods are dipped to enhance the flavor; e. g., an {onion dip} made from sour cream and dried onions, into which potato chips are dipped. [PJC]

     11. a {pickpocket}. [slang]
         [PJC]

     {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}. [1913 Webster]

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

DIP
         Dial-up Internet Protocol (Linux)


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

DIP
         Dual In-line Package (IC, DRAM)


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

302 Moby Thesaurus words for "dip":
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