immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"
a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container; "He dipped into his pocket"
a brief swim in water
immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"
a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
a brief immersion
slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
move smoothly and effortlessly
the activity of flying a glider
cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
fly in or as if in a glider plane
a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
a musical interval of two semitones
the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch"
the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
a short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore"
move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation; "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps"
relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards"
place (a ship's mast) in its step
shift or move by taking a step; "step back"
put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"