Dipped candle
Dip Dip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dipped}or {Dipt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dipping}.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. d?pan to baptize, OS. d?pian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. d["o]pa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl? hollow, and to E. dive. Cf. {Deep}, {Dive}.] 1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again. [1913 Webster]

The priest shall dip his finger in the blood. --Lev. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]

[Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

While the prime swallow dips his wing. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion. --Book of Common Prayer. Fuller. [1913 Webster]

3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic] [1913 Webster]

A cold shuddering dew Dips me all o'er. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair. [1913 Webster]

He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water. [1913 Webster]

6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Live on the use and never dip thy lands. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Dipped candle}, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow.

{To dip snuff}, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. [Southern U. S.]

{To dip the colors} (Naut.), to lower the colors and return them to place; -- a form of naval salute. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dipped — Dip Dip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dipped}or {Dipt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dipping}.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. d?pan to baptize, OS. d?pian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. d[ o]pa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Candle — Can dle, n. [OE. candel, candel, AS, candel, fr. L. candela a (white) light made of wax or tallow, fr. cand[ e]re to be white. See {Candid}, and cf. {Chandler}, {Cannel}, {Kindle}.] 1. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a wick… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Candle nut — Candle Can dle, n. [OE. candel, candel, AS, candel, fr. L. candela a (white) light made of wax or tallow, fr. cand[ e]re to be white. See {Candid}, and cf. {Chandler}, {Cannel}, {Kindle}.] 1. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • candle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English candel, from Old English, from Latin candela, from candēre Date: before 12th century 1. a usually molded or dipped mass of wax or tallow containing a wick that may be burned (as to give light, heat, or scent or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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