[pahy-ping] /ˈpaɪ pɪŋ/
collectively; a system or network of .
material formed into a or .
the act of a person or thing that .
the sound of .
a shrill sound.
the music of .
a cordlike ornamentation made of icing, used on pastry.
a tubular band of ornamental material, sometimes containing a cord, used for trimming the edges and seams of clothing, upholstery, etc.
characterized by the peaceful music of the .
playing on a musical .
emitting a shrill sound:
a piping voice.
piping hot, (of food or drink) very hot.
a hollow cylinder of metal, wood, or other material, used for the conveyance of water, gas, steam, petroleum, etc.
a tube of wood, clay, hard rubber, or other material, with a small bowl at one end, used for smoking tobacco, opium, etc.
a quantity, as of tobacco, that fills the bowl of such a smoking utensil.
the call or utterance of a bird, frog, etc.
pipes, Informal. the human vocal cords or the voice, especially as used in singing.
any of various tubular or cylindrical objects, parts, or formations, as an eruptive passage of a volcano or geyser.
Metallurgy. a depression occurring at the center of the head of an ingot as a result of the tendency of solidification to begin at the bottom and sides of the ingot mold.
Botany. the stem of a plant.
verb (used without object), piped, piping.
to play on a pipe.
Nautical. to signal, as with a .
to speak in a high-pitched or piercing tone.
to make or utter a shrill sound like that of a pipe:
songbirds piping at dawn.
verb (used with object), piped, piping.
to convey by or as by pipes:
to pipe water from the lake.
to supply with pipes.
to play (music) on a pipe or pipes.
to summon, order, etc., by sounding the or whistle:
all hands were piped on deck.
to bring, lead, etc., by or as by playing on a pipe:
to pipe dancers.
to utter in a shrill tone:
to pipe a command.
to trim or finish with piping, as an article of clothing.
Cookery. to force (dough, frosting, etc.) through a pastry tube onto a baking sheet, cake or pie, etc.
Informal. to convey by an electrical wire or cable:
to pipe a signal from the antenna.
Slang. to look at; notice:
Pipe the cat in the hat.
pipe down, Slang. to stop talking; be quiet:
He shouted at us to pipe down.
pipes collectively, esp pipes formed into a connected system, as in the plumbing of a house
a cord of icing, whipped cream, etc, often used to decorate desserts and cakes
a thin strip of covered cord or material, used to edge hems, etc
the sound of a pipe or a set of bagpipes
the art or technique of playing a pipe or bagpipes
a shrill voice or sound, esp a whistling sound
making a shrill sound
(archaic) relating to the pipe (associated with peace), as opposed to martial instruments, such as the fife or trumpet
piping hot, extremely hot
a long tube of metal, plastic, etc, used to convey water, oil, gas, etc
a long tube or case
Also called pipeful. the amount of tobacco that fills the bowl of a pipe
(zoology, botany) any of various hollow organs, such as the respiratory passage of certain animals
an obsolete three-holed wind instrument, held in the left hand while played and accompanied by the tabor See tabor
the pipes, See bagpipes
a shrill voice or sound, as of a bird
(pl) (informal) the respiratory tract or vocal cords
(metallurgy) a conical hole in the head of an ingot, made by escaping gas as the metal cools
a cylindrical vein of rich ore, such as one of the vertical diamond-bearing veins at Kimberley, South Africa
Also called volcanic pipe. a vertical cylindrical passage in a volcano through which molten lava is forced during eruption
(US, slang) something easy to do, esp a simple course in college
(informal) put that in your pipe and smoke it, accept that fact if you can
to play (music) on a pipe
(transitive) to summon or lead by a pipe: to pipe the dancers
to utter (something) shrilly
(transitive) to convey (water, gas, etc) by a pipe or pipes
(transitive) to provide with pipes
(transitive) to trim (an article, esp of clothing) with piping
(transitive) to force (cream, icing, etc) through a shaped nozzle to decorate food
a large cask for wine, oil, etc
a measure of capacity for wine equal to four barrels. 1 pipe is equal to 126 US gallons or 105 Brit gallons
a cask holding this quantity with its contents
Old English pipe “musical wind instrument,” also “tube to convey water,” from Vulgar Latin *pipa “a pipe, tube-shaped musical instrument” (source of Italian pipa, French pipe, Old Frisian pipe, German Pfeife, Danish pibe, Swedish pipa, Dutch pijp), a back-formation from Latin pipare “to chirp or peep,” of imitative origin. All tubular senses ultimately derive from “small reed, whistle.” Meaning “device for smoking” first recorded 1590s. Pipe-bomb attested from 1960. Pipe-cleaner recorded from 1863.
type of cask, early 14c., from Old French pipe “liquid measure, cask for wine,” from a special use of Vulgar Latin *pipa “pipe” (see pipe (n.1)).
Old English pipian “to play on a pipe,” from Latin pipare “to peep, chirp” (see pipe (n.1)). Cf. Dutch pijpen, German pfeifen. Meaning “convey through pipes” is first recorded 1887. Related: Piped; piping. Piping hot is in Chaucer, a reference to hissing of food in a frying pan; to pipe up (early 15c.) originally meant “to begin to play” (on a musical instrument); sense of “to speak out” is from 1856. Pipe down “be quiet” is from 1900; earlier in nautical jargon it meant “use a boatswain’s whistle to dismiss the men from duty” (1833).
Something easily done; cinch, piece of cake: Getting in is a pipe
[1902+ Students; apparently fr pipe dream, suggesting something as easily or magically done as in a wishful dream]
big pipe, down the tube, hit the pipe, lay pipe, lead-pipe cinch
[all senses probably derived fr pipe as a conduit or a musical instrument; the sense ”look at” is related to criminal slang ”follow, keep under surveillance,” of obscure origin and difficult to relate to any sense of pipe; pipe-gun, ”crude gun made of a pipe,” is found by 1973]
(1 Sam. 10:5; 1 Kings 1:40; Isa. 5:12; 30:29). The Hebrew word halil, so rendered, means “bored through,” and is the name given to various kinds of wind instruments, as the fife, flute, Pan-pipes, etc. In Amos 6:5 this word is rendered “instrument of music.” This instrument is mentioned also in the New Testament (Matt. 11:17; 1 Cor. 14:7). It is still used in Palestine, and is, as in ancient times, made of different materials, as reed, copper, bronze, etc.
[pip-uh-strel, pip-uh-strel] /ˌpɪp əˈstrɛl, ˈpɪp əˌstrɛl/ noun 1. any of numerous insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, especially P. pipistrellus of Europe and Asia. /ˌpɪpɪˈstrɛl/ noun 1. any of numerous small brownish insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, occurring in most parts of the world: family Vespertilionidae
[pip-it] /ˈpɪp ɪt/ noun 1. any of several small songbirds of the genus Anthus, of the family Motacillidae, resembling the larks in coloration, structure, and habits. /ˈpɪpɪt/ noun 1. any of various songbirds of the genus Anthus and related genera, having brownish speckled plumage and a long tail: family Motacillidae Also called titlark
/ˈpiːpiːˌfæræuːˌrɔːə/ noun 1. (NZ) a Pacific migratory bird with a metallic green-gold plumage Also called shining cuckoo
[pip-kin] /ˈpɪp kɪn/ noun 1. a small, earthen pot. 2. British Dialect. a piggin. /ˈpɪpkɪn/ noun 1. a small metal or earthenware vessel 2. another name for piggin