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kip 1

n. pl. kip
See Table at currency.

[Lao ki⋮p, ingot, kip.]

kip 2

1. The untanned hide of a small or young animal, such as a calf.
2. A set or bundle of such hides.

[Middle English, bundle of animal hides, perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German.]

kip 3

 (kĭp) Chiefly British Slang
1. A rooming house.
2. A place to sleep; a bed.
3. Sleep.
intr.v. kipped, kip·ping, kips
To sleep.

[Perhaps from Danish kippe, cheap inn; akin to Old Norse -kippa (as in kornkippa, seed-corn holder) and Low German kiffe, hovel.]

kip 4

A unit of weight equal to 1,000 pounds (455 kilograms).

kip 5

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. Also called kip-up.

[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.]


1. Brit sleep or slumber: to get some kip.
2. Brit a bed or lodging
3. Irish a brothel
vb (intr) , kips, kipping or kipped
4. Brit to sleep or take a nap
5. (foll by down) Brit to prepare for sleep
[C18: of uncertain origin; apparently related to Danish kippe common alehouse]


(kɪp) or


(Tanning) the hide of a young animal, esp a calf or lamb
[C16: from Middle Dutch kipp; related to Middle Low German kip, Old Norse kippa bundle]


(Units) a unit of weight equal to one thousand pounds
[C20: from ki(lo)1 + p(ound)2]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Laos, divided into 100 at
[from Thai]


(Games, other than specified) Austral a small board used to spin the coins in two-up
[C19: from kep]



1. the hide of a young or small beast.
2. a bundle or set of such hides.
[1325–75; Middle English kipp < Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kip pack (of hides); akin to Old Norse kippa bundle]



a unit of weight equal to 1000 pounds (453.6 kg).
[1910–15, Amer.; ki (lo) + p (ound)2]



n., pl. kip, kips.
the basic monetary unit of Laos.
[1950–55; < Lao kì:p currency unit, ingot]



n., v. kipped, kip•ping. Chiefly Brit. n.
1. a place to sleep.
2. sleep.
3. to sleep.
[1760–70, in sense “brothel”; compare Dan kippe dive, Dutch kuf brothel, Middle Low German kuffe, küffe, kiffe hovel]


 a set or bundles of hides of young or small beasts, e.g., calves or lambs.
Examples: kip of chamois skins [30 skins], 1890; of goatskin [50 skins], 1612; of lambs skins [30 skins], 1525.


Past participle: kipped
Gerund: kipping

I kip
you kip
he/she/it kips
we kip
you kip
they kip
I kipped
you kipped
he/she/it kipped
we kipped
you kipped
they kipped
Present Continuous
I am kipping
you are kipping
he/she/it is kipping
we are kipping
you are kipping
they are kipping
Present Perfect
I have kipped
you have kipped
he/she/it has kipped
we have kipped
you have kipped
they have kipped
Past Continuous
I was kipping
you were kipping
he/she/it was kipping
we were kipping
you were kipping
they were kipping
Past Perfect
I had kipped
you had kipped
he/she/it had kipped
we had kipped
you had kipped
they had kipped
I will kip
you will kip
he/she/it will kip
we will kip
you will kip
they will kip
Future Perfect
I will have kipped
you will have kipped
he/she/it will have kipped
we will have kipped
you will have kipped
they will have kipped
Future Continuous
I will be kipping
you will be kipping
he/she/it will be kipping
we will be kipping
you will be kipping
they will be kipping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kipping
you have been kipping
he/she/it has been kipping
we have been kipping
you have been kipping
they have been kipping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kipping
you will have been kipping
he/she/it will have been kipping
we will have been kipping
you will have been kipping
they will have been kipping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kipping
you had been kipping
he/she/it had been kipping
we had been kipping
you had been kipping
they had been kipping
I would kip
you would kip
he/she/it would kip
we would kip
you would kip
they would kip
Past Conditional
I would have kipped
you would have kipped
he/she/it would have kipped
we would have kipped
you would have kipped
they would have kipped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kip - sleep; "roused him from his kip"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
nap, sleep - a period of time spent sleeping; "he felt better after a little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap"
2.kip - the basic unit of money in Laos
Laotian monetary unit - monetary unit in Laos
at - 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos
3.kip - a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright
gymnastic exercise - (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
Verb1.kip - be asleep
rest - be at rest
practice bundling, bundle - sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed
catch a wink, catnap, nap - take a siesta; "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"
sleep in, sleep late - sleep later than usual or customary; "On Sundays, I sleep in"
hibernate, hole up - sleep during winter; "Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves"
aestivate, estivate - sleep during summer; "certain animals estivate"
dutdutteneen uiltje knappenhazeslaapjehol


[kɪp] (Brit)
A. N (= sleep) → siestecita f, sueño m; (= lodging) → alojamiento m; (= bed) → pulguero m
to have a kipechar un sueño
B. VIdormir
to kip downecharse a dormir


[ˈkɪp] (British)
n (= sleep) → somme m, roupillon m
vi (= sleep) → coucher


(Brit inf)
n (= sleep)Schläfchen nt; I’ve got to get some kipich muss mal ’ne Runde pennen (inf); I need a good kipich muss mal (wieder) richtig pennen (inf)or ratzen (inf); I’m going for a kipich geh mal ’ne Runde pennen (inf)
vi (also kip down)pennen (inf)


[kɪp] (fam)
1. vidormire
2. ndormita
to get some kip → fare una dormita
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