Kip definition

kĭp
Sleep.
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A set or bundle of such hides.
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The untanned hide of a small or young animal, such as a calf.
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A rooming house.
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A place to sleep; a bed.
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To sleep.
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A unit of weight equal to 1,000 pounds (455 kilograms).
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A maneuver in gymnastics, martial arts, and similar sports in which a person moves from lying on the back directly to a standing position by thrusting the legs upward and pushing off with hands placed palms-down near the ears.
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The untanned hide of a calf, lamb, or other young or small animal.
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A set of such hides.
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A rooming house.
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A bed.
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Sleep.
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(chiefly brit., slang) To sleep.
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The basic monetary unit of Laos.
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A unit of weight equal to 1,000 pounds.
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The currency unit of Laos, comprised of 100 at.
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A diminutive of the male given name Kipling.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kip
Plural:
KIPS

Origin of kip

  • German Kippe seesaw, arm of a balance, kip-up from kippen to tilt, tip over from Low German Kippe point, tip from Latin cippus post, pillar

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Danish kippe cheap inn Old Norse -kippa (as in kornkippa seed-corn holder) Low German kiffe hovel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English bundle of animal hides perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • ki(lo)– p(ound)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition