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see synonyms of hip


1. hip

either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh

2. hip, pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis

the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates

3. articulatio coxae, coxa, hip, hip joint

the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum

4. hip

(architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof

5. hip, rose hip, rosehip

the fruit of a rose plant


6. hep, hip, hip to

informed about the latest trends

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of hip
1. (often plural)
either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh, overlying the lateral part of the pelvis and its articulation with the thighbones
2.  another name for pelvis (sense 1)
3.  short for hip joint
the angle formed where two sloping sides of a roof meet or where a sloping side meets a sloping end
the berry-like brightly coloured fruit of a rose plant: a swollen receptacle, rich in vitamin C, containing several small hairy achenes
. Also called: rosehip
an exclamation used to introduce cheers (in the phrase hip, hip, hurrah)
adjectiveWord forms: hipper, hippest, hepper or heppest slang
aware of or following the latest trends in music, ideas, fashion, etc
2. (often postpositive; foll by to)
informed (about)
noun acronym for
(in England and Wales) home information pack: a set of documents that a seller must possess before his or her property can be put on the market

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see synonyms of hip
the part of the human body surrounding and including the hip joint; esp., the fleshy part between the waist and the upper thigh; haunch
hip joint
the corresponding part of an animal's body
3.  Architecture
the angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides of a roof
verb transitiveWord forms: hipped or ˈhipping
to make (a roof) with such an angle or angles
the fleshy false fruit of the rose, containing the achenes or true fruits: it is rich in vitamin C
used in cheers
hip, hip, hurray!
adjectiveWord forms: ˈhipper or ˈhippest Slang
sophisticated; knowing; aware
fashionable; stylish
of or associated with hipsters or hippies

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of hip
a. The laterally projecting prominence of the pelvis or pelvic region from the waist to the thigh.
b. A homologous posterior part in quadrupeds.
c. The hip joint.
2. Architecture The external angle formed by the meeting of two adjacent sloping sides of a roof.
adj. hip·per, hip·pest also hep·per or hep·pest
1. Keenly aware of or knowledgeable about the latest trends or developments.
2. Very fashionable or stylish.
A rose hip.
Usually used to begin a cheer: Hip, hip, hooray!

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