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n. pl. kip
See Table at currency.
[Lao ki⋮p, ingot, kip.]
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.
intr.v. kipped, kip·ping, kips
[Perhaps from Danish kippe, cheap inn; akin to Old Norse -kippa (as in kornkippa, seed-corn holder) and Low German kiffe, hovel.]
A unit of weight equal to 1,000 pounds (455 kilograms).
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]
(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
(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).
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.
3. to sleep.
[1760–70, in sense “brothel”; compare Dan kippe dive, Dutch kuf brothel, Middle Low German kuffe, küffe, kiffe hovel]
Kipa 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
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|Noun||1.||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
|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)
|Verb||1.||kip - be asleep|
rest - be at rest
hibernate, hole up - sleep during winter; "Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves"