• Piping Definition & Synonyms
- (v.) Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.
- (v.) Emitting a high, shrill sound.
- (v.) Playing on a musical pipe.
- (n.) A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting; also, propagation by cuttings.
- (n.) A small cord covered with cloth, -- used as trimming for womens dresses.
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pipe
- (v.) Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; -- from the sound of boiling fluids.
- (n.) The act of playing on a pipe; the shrill noted of birds, etc.
- (n.) Pipes, collectively; as, the piping of a house.
• Pip Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) One of the conventional figures or "spots" on playing cards, dominoes, etc.
- (n.) A seed, as of an apple or orange.
- (n.) A contagious disease of fowls, characterized by hoarseness, discharge from the nostrils and eyes, and an accumulation of mucus in the mouth, forming a "scale" on the tongue. By some the term pip is restricted to this last symptom, the disease being called roup by them.
- (v. i.) To cry or chirp, as a chicken; to peep.
• Pipe Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswains whistle.
- (n.) The key or sound of the voice.
- (n.) A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces musical sounds; as, a shepherds pipe; the pipe of an organ.
- (n.) The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.
- (v. i.) To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle.
- (n.) The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
- (n.) A roll formerly used in the English exchequer, otherwise called the Great Roll, on which were taken down the accounts of debts to the king; -- so called because put together like a pipe.
- (v. i.) To become hollow in the process of solodifying; -- said of an ingot, as of steel.
- (v. t.) To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building.
- (n.) A small bowl with a hollow steam, -- used in smoking tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances.
- (v. t.) To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
- (n.) Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas, etc.
- (n.) A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions.
- (n.) A cask usually containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the quantity which it contains.
- (n.) A boatswains whistle, used to call the crew to their duties; also, the sound of it.
- (v. i.) To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind instrument of music.
- (n.) An elongated body or vein of ore.
- (v. i.) To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain.