Definitions of slip

  1. To slide; to glide; to move out of place; to slink; to err; to enter by oversight; to escape.
  2. To slide or cause to glide or slide; lose ones footing.
  3. To let loose; go free.
  4. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.
  5. To omit; to loose by negligence.
  6. 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.
  7. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.
  8. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
  9. To bring forth ( young) prematurely; to slink.
  10. To put on or off with ease, as a ring; to let loose, as hounds.
  11. To cause to slide: to convey secretly: to omit: to throw off: to let loose: to escape from: to part from the branch or stem:- pr. p. slipping; pa. t. and pa. p. slipped.
  12. To cause to slide; convey stealthily; let loose; escape.
  13. To glide or slide; miss one's foothold; fall down; go or come unobserved; as, she slipped into the room; move, often unexpectedly, out of place; as, when the chair slipped, I fell; escape; as, the address has slipped from my mind.
  14. To slide or glide along: to move out of place: to escape: to err: to slink: to enter by oversight.
  15. To slide; move out of place; escape; enter by oversight.
  16. pass out of one's memory
  17. move stealthily; " The ship slipped away in the darkness"
  18. To convey secretly; to omit; to part from a branch or stem; to escape from; to leave slily; to let loose to throw off; to miscarry. To slip a cable, to veer out and let go to the end. To slip on, to put on in haste.
  19. To move or glide involuntarily on the surface with one or both feet, so as to cause to stumble or fall; to cause to slide involuntarily; not to tread firmly; to slip or glide; to move or fall out of place; to creep by oversight, followed by into; to sneak or move meanly out of a place; to depart secretly; to escape; to fall into an error or fault; to lose by negligence; to leave slyly; to convey secretly; to separate twigs from a tree; to let loose; to miscarry.
  20. Slipping.
  21. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; " the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
  22. a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
  23. a slippery smoothness; " he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
  24. a small sheet of paper; " a receipt slip"
  25. an accidental misstep threatening ( or causing) a fall; " he blamed his slip on the ice"; " the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
  26. a young and slender person; " he's a mere slip of a lad"
  27. potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
  28. insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; " He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
  29. move smoothly and easily
  30. The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips.
  31. In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging of the link.
  32. The difference between the actual and synchronous speed of an induction motor.
  33. 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.
  34. To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. To err; to fall into error or fault.
  38. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
  39. An unintentional error or fault; a false step.
  40. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.
  41. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
  42. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip.
  43. 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.
  44. Any covering easily slipped on.
  45. A loose garment worn by a woman.
  46. An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip.
  47. The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like.
  48. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver.
  49. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.
  50. 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.
  51. A particular quantity of yarn.
  52. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair.
  53. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip.
  54. A narrow passage between buildings.
  55. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.
  56. A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
  57. 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.
  58. A fish, the sole.
  59. 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.
  60. To move or fly ( out of place); to shoot; - often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.
  61. 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.
  62. The act of sliding or missing one's foothold; a sudden mischance; a fault; an error; a blunder; as, a slip of the tongue; a cutting from a plant; a space between wharves for vessels; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
  63. Act of slipping: that on which anything may slip: an error: an escape: a twig: a strip: a leash: a sloping bank for ship- building: anything easily slipped on.
  64. Act of slipping; error; oversight; twig; strip.
  65. The act of slipping.
  66. A lapse in conduct; a fault.
  67. A narrow piece; strip; long, narrow dock.
  68. A cutting from a plant.
  69. Act of slipping; an unintentional error; a twig from a stock; a leash for a dog; an escape; a long narrow piece; an incline for ship- building.
  70. Act of slipping; a twig cut from a tree; a long narrow piece; an unintentional error or fault; a secret or unexpected desertion; a kind of loose frock for females; a sloping bank or prepared place on which a ship may be built or repaired, and from which it may easily slide into the water; a leash or string in which a dog is held which slips or becomes loose by relaxing the hand; in printing, a portion of a column in type struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type; in pottery, a mixture of powdered clay and flint; in geol., a familiar term for a fault or dislocation in strata, as if one portion had slipped or slid away from the other.
  71. Slipped.