Definitions for: Slip


[n] the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
[n] a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
[n] a socially awkward or tactless act
[n] a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
[n] an unexpected slide
[n] bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
[n] a woman's sleeveless undergarment
[n] a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip"
[n] artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
[n] a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
[n] an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
[n] a place where a craft can be made fast
[n] a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
[n] a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
[n] potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
[v] insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
[v] get worse; "My grades are slipping"
[v] move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
[v] pass out of one's memory
[v] to make a mistake or be incorrect
[v] move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
[v] move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
[v] move smoothly and easily
[v] pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"



Webster (1913) Definition: Slip, n.
1. (Mach.)
(a) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it
slips.
(b) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of
the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging
of the link.

2. (Elec.) The difference between the actual and synchronous
speed of an induction motor.

3. (Marine Insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a
risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually
bears the broker's name and is initiated by the
underwrites.


Slip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slipped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Slipping.] [OE. slippen; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG.
slipfen (cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa), and fr.
OE. slipen, AS. sl[=i]pan (in comp.), akin to G. schleifen to
slide, glide, drag, whet, OHG. sl[=i]fan to slide, glide,
make smooth, Icel. sl[=i]pa to whet; cf. also AS. sl?pan,
Goth. sliupan, OS. slopian, OHG. sliofan, G. schliefen,
schl?pfen, which seem to come from a somewhat different root
form. Cf. Slope, n.]
1. To move along the surface of a thing without bounding,
rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.

2. To slide; to lose one's footing or one's hold; not to
tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest
the foot should slip.

3. To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; -- often with
out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.

4. To depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as
if by sliding; to go or come in a quiet, furtive manner;
as, some errors slipped into the work.

Thus one tradesman slips away, To give his partner
fairer play. --Prior.

Thrice the flitting shadow slipped away. --Dryden.

5. To err; to fall into error or fault.

There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not
from his heart. --Ecclus. xix.
16.

To let slip, to loose from the slip or noose, as a hound;
to allow to escape.

Cry, ``Havoc,'' and let slip the dogs of war.
--Shak.


Slip, v. t.
1. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey
gently or secretly.

He tried to slip a powder into her drink.
--Arbuthnot.

2. To omit; to loose by negligence.

And slip no advantage That my secure you. --B.
Jonson.

3. To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or
slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper.

The branches also may be slipped and planted.
--Mortimer.

4. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.

Lucento slipped me like his greyhound. --Shak.

5. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a
horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.

6. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.

To slip a cable. (Naut.) See under Cable.

To slip off, to take off quickly; as, to slip off a coat.


To slip on, to put on in haste or loosely; as, to slip on a
gown or coat.


Slip, n. [AS. slipe, slip.]
1. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.

2. An unintentional error or fault; a false step.

This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom.
--Fuller.

3. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion;
hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.

A native slip to us from foreign seeds. --Shak.

The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride. --R. Browning.

4. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.

Moonlit slips of silver cloud. --Tennyson.

A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon Sure to be
rounded into beauty soon. --Longfellow.

5. A leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called
from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become
loose, by relaxation of the hand.

We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck
and Lena in the slips, in search of deer. --Sir S.
Baker.

6. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give
one the slip. --Shak.

7. (Print.) A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other
work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type
when set up and in the galley.

8. Any covering easily slipped on. Specifically:
(a) A loose garment worn by a woman.
(b) A child's pinafore.
(c) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip.
(d) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like. [R.]

9. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with
silver. [Obs.] --Shak.

10. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding
of edge tools. [Prov. Eng.] --Sir W. Petty.

11. Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the
decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for
handles and other applied parts.

12. A particular quantity of yarn. [Prov. Eng.]

13. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon
which it is hauled for repair.

14. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between
wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. [U. S.]

15. A narrow passage between buildings. [Eng.]

16. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a
door. [U. S.]

17. (Mining.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
--Knight.

18. (Engin.) The motion of the center of resistance of the
float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through
the water horozontally, or the difference between a
vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have
if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also,
the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward
current of water produced by the propeller.

19. (Zo["o]l.) A fish, the sole.

20. (Cricket) A fielder stationed on the off side and to the
rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them,
called respectively short slip, and long slip.



To give one the slip, to slip away from one; to elude one.


Slip dock. See under Dock.

Slip link (Mach.), a connecting link so arranged as to
allow some play of the parts, to avoid concussion.

Slip rope (Naut.), a rope by which a cable is secured
preparatory to slipping. --Totten.

Slip stopper (Naut.), an arrangement for letting go the
anchor suddenly.

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