- The definition of pip is a small seed, or the dots on dice or dominoes, or the figures that show the suit or value on playing cards.
- An example of a pip is an apple seed.
- An example of a pip is a heart on the 2 of hearts playing card.
pip definition by Webster's New World
- a small seed, as of an apple, pear, or orange
- Slang a person or thing much admired
Origin: contr. ; from pippin
- any of the suit-indicating figures on playing cards, or any of the dots on dice or dominoes
- Informal a starlike shoulder insignia worn by certain officers in the British army
- any of the diamond-shaped divisions of the skin of a pineapple
- a single rootstock or flower of the lily of the valley, peony, etc.
- blip ()
Origin: earlier peep ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- a contagious disease of fowl, characterized by the secretion of mucus in the throat and the formation of a scab on the tongue
- Informal any unspecified human ailment: a jocular usage
Origin: Middle English pippe ; from Middle Dutch ; from West Germanic an unverified form pipit ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pipita, for Classical Latin pituita, phlegm, pip: see pituitary
pip definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Short for pippin.
transitive verb pipped pipped, pip·ping, pips Chiefly British
- To wound or kill with a bullet.
- To get the better of; defeat.
- To blackball.
Origin: Possibly from pip3.
- Games a. A dot indicating a unit of numerical value on dice or dominoes.b. A mark indicating the suit or numerical value of a playing card.
- A spot or speck.
- A rootstock of certain flowering plants, especially the lily of the valley.
- Any of the small segments that make up the surface of a pineapple.
- Informal A shoulder insignia indicating the rank of certain officers, as in the British Army.
- See blip.
Origin: Origin unknown.
verb pipped pipped, pip·ping, pips verb, transitive
Origin: Variant of peep1 and peep2.
- a. A disease of birds, characterized by a thick mucous discharge that forms a crust in the mouth and throat.b. The crust symptomatic of this disease.
- Slang A minor unspecified human ailment.
Origin: Middle English pippe, from Middle Dutch, phlegm, pip, from Medieval Latin *pippīta, alteration of Latin pītuīta; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.
pip - Business Definition
pip - Computer Definition
(1) (Picture-In-Picture) Viewing a small video window in the middle of a full-screen video display. Although widely used for TV, it is also used in videoconferencing to see how you appear to others in the conference. See picture-in-picture.
(2) (Partner Interface Process) See RosettaNet.
(3) (Peripheral Interchange Program) A CP/M utility program that was used to copy files.
pip - Investment & Finance Definition
The smallest amount by which a price can move in a market. For example, in the foreign exchange market, a pip is one-hundredth of one percent for most currencies. Also called tick.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.