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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Sip


SIP, verb transitive

1. To take a fluid into the mouth in small quantities by the lips; as, to sip wine; to sip tea or coffee.

2. To drink or imbibe in small quantities. Every herb that sips the dew.

3. To draw into the mouth ; to extract; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers.

4. To drink out of. They skim the floods, and sip the purple flow'rs.

SIP, verb intransitive To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips.

SIP, noun The taking of a liquor with the lips; or a small draught taken with the lips. One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the bliss of dreams.