Definition for SIP

SIP, v.t. [Sax. sipan, to sip, to drink in, to macerate; sippers; D. sippen; G. saufen; Dan. sober; Sw. supa; Ir. subham; W. sipiaw, to draw the lips; sipian, to sip; Fr. soupe, souper; Eng. sop, sup, supper. See Class Sb, No. 79.]

  1. To take a fluid into the mouth in small quantities by the lips; as, to sip wine; to sip tea or coffee. Pope.
  2. To drink or imbibe in small quantities. Every herb that sips the dew. – Milton.
  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 flowers. – Dryden.

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