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Meaning of HIP

Pronunciation:  hip

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
  2. [n]  the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
  3. [n]  the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
  4. [n]  the fruit of a rose plant
  5. [adj]  (informal) informed about the latest trends

HIP is a 3 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: articulatio coxae, coxa, hep, hip joint, hip to(p), informed, rose hip, rosehip
 See Also: appendicular skeleton, arteria glutes, articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, body, body part, coccyx, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, fruit, girdle, gluteal artery, hip, hipbone, ilium, innominate bone, ischial bone, ischium, os ischii, os pubis, pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis, pubic bone, pubis, rose, sacrum, spheroid joint, tail bone, thigh, torso, trunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hip\, n. [OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype; akin to D. heup, OHG.
    huf, G. h["u]fte, Dan. hofte, Sw. h["o]ft, Goth. hups; cf.
    Icel. huppr, and also Gr. ? the hollow above the hips of
    cattle, and Lith. kumpis ham.]
    1. The projecting region of the lateral parts of one side of
       the pelvis and the hip joint; the haunch; the huckle.
    2. (Arch.) The external angle formed by the meeting of two
       sloping sides or skirts of a roof, which have their wall
       plates running in different directions.
    3. (Engin) In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end
       post meets the top chord. --Waddell.
    {Hip bone} (Anat.), the innominate bone; -- called also
       {haunch bone} and {huckle bone}.
    {Hip girdle} (Anat.), the pelvic girdle.
    {Hip joint} (Anat.), the articulation between the thigh bone
       and hip bone.
    {Hip knob} (Arch.), a finial, ball, or other ornament at the
       intersection of the hip rafters and the ridge.
    {Hip molding} (Arch.), a molding on the hip of a roof,
       covering the hip joint of the slating or other roofing.
    {Hip rafter} (Arch.), the rafter extending from the wall
       plate to the ridge in the angle of a hip roof.
    {Hip roof}, {Hipped roof} (Arch.), a roof having sloping ends
       and sloping sides. See {Hip}, n., 2., and {Hip}, v. t., 3.
    {Hip tile}, a tile made to cover the hip of a roof.
    {To catch upon the hip}, or {To have on the hip}, to have or
       get the advantage of; -- a figure probably derived from
       wresting. --Shak.
    {To smite hip and thigh}, to overthrow completely; to defeat
       utterly. --Judg. xv. 8.
  2. \Hip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure
       the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to
       produce a permanent depression of that side.
    2. To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip in wrestling
       (technically called cross buttock).
    3. To make with a hip or hips, as a roof.
    {Hipped roof}. See {Hip roof}, under {Hip}.
  3. \Hip\, n. [OE. hepe, AS. he['o]pe; cf. OHG. hiufo a bramble
    bush.] (Bot.)
    The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog-rose
    ({Rosa canina}). [Written also {hop}, {hep}.]
    {Hip tree} (Bot.), the dog-rose.
  4. \Hip\, interj.
    Used to excite attention or as a signal; as, hip, hip, hurra!
  5. \Hip\, or Hipps \Hipps\, n.
    See {Hyp}, n. [Colloq.]
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: the region on each side of the pelvis that is made up of three sections: ilium, ischium, and pubis; the upper part of the femur (upper leg bone) fits into the hip via a ball-and-socket joint; the socket is a cup-shaped bone of the pelvis called the acetab
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To notice your hips in your dream, represents your mobility adaptability to some situation. It relates to getting things done. The dream may also be a pun on being hip.
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