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hip



Pronunciation: (hip), [key]
n., adj., v., hipped, hip•ping.


n.
1. the projecting part of each side of the body formed by the side of the pelvis and the upper part of the femur and the flesh covering them; haunch.
2. See hip joint.
3. Archit.the inclined projecting angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end, or of two adjacent sloping sides, of a roof. See illus. under roof.
4. Furniture.knee (def. 6).
5. shoot from the hip, Informal.to speak or act bluntly or rashly, without deliberation or prudence: Diplomats are trained to conduct themselves with discretion, and not to shoot from the hip.
6. smite hip and thigh, to attack unmercifully; overcome. Judg. 15:8.

adj.
(esp. of a garment) extending to the hips; hiplength: hip boots.

v.t.
1. (esp. of livestock) to injure or dislocate the hip of.
2. Archit.to form (a roof) with a hip or hips.

hip



Pronunciation: (hip), [key]
n.
the ripe fruit of a rose, esp. of a wild rose.

hip



Pronunciation: (hip), [key]
interj.
(used as a cheer or in signaling for cheers): Hip, hip, hurrah!

hip



Pronunciation: (hip), [key]
adj., hip•per, hip•pest,
n., v., hipped, hip•ping.
Slang.

adj.
1. familiar with or informed about the latest ideas, styles, developments, etc.: My parents aren't exactly hip, you know.
2. considered aware of or attuned to what is expected, esp. with a casual or knowing air; cool: The guy was not at all hip--a total nerd.
3. in agreement or willing to cooperate; going along: We explained our whole plan, and she was hip.

n.
1. Also,hip'ness.the condition or state of being hip.
2. a hipster or hippie.

v.t.
to make or keep aware or informed. Also,hep.

hip



Pronunciation: (hip), [key]
n.
hyp.

HIP



Pronunciation: (āch'ī'pē' or, sometimes, hip), [key]
Health Insurance Plan.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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