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Pip is a palindrome (it reads the same backward as forward).

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pip:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb pip:


Pip is sometimes a misspelling of pipe.

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Definition of the noun pip

What does pip mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pips

  1. a disease of poultry
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic term: animal disease = a disease that typically does not affect human beings
  2. a minor nonspecific ailment
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: ailment / complaint / ill = an often persistent bodily disorder or disease
  3. a small hard seed found in some fruits
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: seed = a small hard fruit
  4. a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
  5. a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface

Alternative definition of the noun pip


  1. Any of various respiratory diseases in birds, especially infectious coryza. [definition from the 15th c.]
  2. [humorous] Of humans, a disease, malaise or depression.
  3. [obsolete] A pippin.
  4. A seed inside certain fleshy fruits (compare stone/pit), such as an peach, orange, or apple.
  5. [US, colloquial] Something or someone excellent, of high quality.
  6. [British, dated, WW I, signalese] P in RAF phonetic alphabet
  7. One of the spots or symbols on a playing card, domino, die, etc.
  8. [military, public service] One of the stars worn on the shoulder of a uniform to denote rank, e.g. of a soldier or a fireman.
  9. One of a series of very short, electronically produced tones, used, for example, to count down the final few seconds before a given time or to indicate that a caller using a payphone needs to make further payment if he is to continue his call.
  10. [context: finance, currency trading] The smallest price increment between two currencies in foreign exchange (forex) trading.

Definition of the verb pip

What does pip mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: pipped, pipping

  1. kill by firing a missile
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of pip: shoot
    • more generic word: kill = cause to die
    • more specific terms:
  2. hit with a missile from a weapon
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of pip: hit / shoot
    • more generic words: injure / wound = cause injuries or bodily harm to
    • more specific terms:
      • gun down = strike down or shoot down
      • grass = shoot down, of birds
      • kneecap = shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning
  3. defeat thoroughly


  1. Pip a.k.a. Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. She is a classically trained musician and possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has been nominated eight times for a Grammy Award.
  2. Pip a.k.a. Scottie Pippen: Scottie Maurice Pippen is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "Pip", he is most remembered for his time with the Chicago Bulls, with whom he was instrumental in six NBA titles and their record 1995–96 season of 72 wins. Pippen, along with Michael Jordan, played an important role in transforming the Bulls team into a vehicle for popularizing the NBA around the world during the 1990s.
  3. Pip a.k.a. Pippa Middleton: Philippa Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton is an English socialite, author, columnist, and the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Middleton began receiving media attention with her appearance at her sister's wedding to Prince William, and has continued to do so for her fashion sense and personal relationships.
  4. Pip a.k.a. Dirk Bogarde: Sir Dirk Bogarde was an English actor and writer.
  5. Pip a.k.a. Gigi Edgley is an Australian actress and recording artist. She is best known for her roles as Chiana on the series Farscape and Lara Knight in Rescue: Special Ops.
  6. Pip a.k.a. Tirso Cruz III is a Filipino actor and singer. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine show business.
  7. Pip is an American funk-pop artist who participated in season 2 of The Voice as part of Team Adam Levine.
  8. Pip a.k.a. Elizabeth Brown is the spouse of Philip Martin Brown.
  9. Pip a.k.a. Irene Ansell was the wife of Dick Emery.

There are other people with in their name, like Pip Pyle, Pip Skid, Pip Elson, Pip Proud, Pip Walls, Pip Carter, Pip Eastop, Pip Jordan, Pip Koppel, Pip Miller and many others.


Pip is a zoo animal.


  1. Pip a.k.a. Philip Pirrip, called Pip, is the protagonist and narrator in Charles Dickens's novel Great Expectations. He is amongst the most popular characters in English literature, widely portrayed all over the world on stage and screen.
  2. Pip is a fictional film character.
  3. Pip is a fictional character from the 2003 film The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story.
  4. Pip is a fictional character from the 2007 animated television series Back at the Barnyard.
    • nomination: - nominated to Kids’ Choice Award for Best Burp
  5. Pip is a fictional character from the 2010 film Ang tanging ina mo: Last na 'to!.
  6. Pip is a fictional character from the gamebooks series Grailquest.
  7. Pip is a fictional character from the 1955 TV film Moby Dick Rehearsed.
  8. Pip is a fictional character from Silent Prey.
  9. Pip is a fictional character from the 2009 film Separation City.
  10. Pip is a fictional character from the 2012 film Mister Pip.
  11. Pip is a fictional character from the 2006 film National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj.
  12. Pip is a fictional character from Stellaluna.
  13. Pip is a fictional character from the 2011 short action adventure film Horro Torium.
  14. Pip is a fictional character from the 2004 film Gagamboy.
  15. Pip is a fictional character from the 2011 film Spooky Buddies.
  16. Pip is a fictional character from the 2001 film Gosford Park.
  17. Pip is a fictional character from the 1956 film Moby Dick.
  18. Pip is a fictional character from the 2007 film Evening.
  19. Pip is a fictional film character.
  20. Pip is a fictional film character.
  21. Pip is the name of the minidrag that is the friend, pet and companion of Philip Lynx from Alan Dean Foster's Humanx Commonwealth science fiction novels.
  22. Pip a.k.a. Joe Pipkin is a fictional character from the book The Halloween Tree.

There are other characters with in their name, like PIP'S, Pip the Troll and Captain Pip Bernadotte.


  1. "Pip" is a book by Freya North.
  2. "Pip" is a book by John Hay Beith.
    • also known as "Pip: a romance of youth"


  1. "Pip" is a musical album of Otouto.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  2. "Pip" is a musical album of Keith John Adams.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  3. "Pip" is a musical album of Quankmeyer Faergoalzia.
    • released in (15 years ago)


Pip a.k.a. Pilot Point Airport is a state-owned, public-use airport located in Pilot Point, a city in the Lake and Peninsula Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. Scheduled airline service to King Salmon Airport is provided by Peninsula Airways.


  1. pip is a package management system used to install and manage software packages written in Python. Many packages can be found in the Python Package Index.
  2. Pip: Pips are small but easily countable items. The term is used to describe the dots on dominoes, dice, denote suits, and is the name for the small seeds of some fruits. It could be used as a synonym for dot in most situations, for example morse code.
    • also known as Pips
  3. PIP a.k.a. Personal Independence Payment is a welfare benefit in the United Kingdom which is available to help with costs caused by a health condition or disability. It is non-means-tested, non-contributory, and can be paid whether the recipient is employed or not. PIP is based upon the effects of a condition on a person rather than the condition itself.
  4. pip is a gene.
  5. Pip a.k.a. Pero Language: Pero, also known as Filaya, is a West Chadic language of Nigeria.
    • also known as Pipero, Filiya
  6. Pip is a website.
  7. Pip a.k.a. prolactin-induced protein is a gene.
    • also known as prolactin-inducible protein
  8. Pip a.k.a. 3'(2'), 5'-bisphosphate nucleotidase 1 is a gene.
    • also known as bisphosphate 3'-nucleotidase, BPntase, PAP-inositol-1,4-phosphatase

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pip

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Google previewFor Love of the Imagination (2013)

Interdisciplinary Applications of Jungian Psychoanalysis by Michael Vannoy Adams

Pip is an image of the archetype of the fool as a wise man. Enid Welsford says that it is “the Fool who suggests that there is ambiguity in the words wisdom and folly” (1935: 256). In this respect, Moby-Dick is a novel of very wise follies.

Google previewEffective Computation in Physics (2015)

by Anthony Scopatz, Kathryn D. Huff

Still, for a purely Python code package, pip is a good solution that works well. The endorsement by PyPA gives pip a weight that will carry it forward into the future. pip is a command-line, source-based package manager that finds and ...

Google previewDickens's "Great Expectations" (2014)

by Leland Ryken

Pip is the child victim. Miss Havisham's house is the waste house—the deserted house with everything in disarray and decay. The adjacent garden is the deserted garden, with overtones ofa lost garden of Eden. The literary tradition of the ...

Google previewTroubleshooters ICT Unit Plans: Modelling effects on screen (2004)

by Roy Jarratt, Tristram Shepard

PIP is a bigger, more sophisticated, programmable robot also made by Swallow Systems. It has 24 function keys including Forward, Backward, Left, Right, Pause, Repeat, Clear Entry, Memory, Go, and Test. It is intended for use at KS1 and ...

Google previewThoracic Emergencies, An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics (2012)

by Joel Turner

Increased airway resistance causes an increase in the PIP. PIP is the sum of the pressure required to force gas through the resistance of ...

Google previewIrish English Dictionary (1904)

by Patrick Stephen Dinneen

'pip ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by a society of gentlemen in Scotland [ed. by W. Smellie]. Suppl. to the 3rd. ed., by G. Gleig (1810)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica

Pip. leaves obovate, blunt veined, spike single ter- lium. minating. West Indies. b . capense. 5. Pip. leaves ovate, nerved awl-pointed, nerves villous. Cape of Good Hope. malamiris. 6. Pip. leaves ovate, somewhat stiarp, scabrous beneath, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Medicine (2010)

by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.

History and Physical Exam Because injuries to the hand are common, athletes may initially disregard PIP trauma as simply a “jammed” finger and delay seeking medical attention. A thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis are important ...

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Quotes about Pip

I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way. We are watching the two best teams in the world-and I think England will eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test. (Ian Botham)
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Scrabble value of P3I1P3

The value of this 3-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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