Nap vs Kip - What's the difference?

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In context|obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between nap and kip

is that nap is (obsolete) to grab; to nab while kip is (obsolete) a unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.

As nouns the difference between nap and kip

is that nap is a short period of sleep, especially one during the day or nap can be a soft or fuzzy surface on fabric or leather or nap can be (british) a type of bet in british horse racing, based on the experts' best tips while kip is the untanned of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat or kip can be (informal|chiefly uk) a place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed or kip can be a unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (444822 kilonewtons or 444822 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound or kip can be the unit of currency in laos, divided into 100 att, symbol , abbreviation lak or kip can be (gymnastics) a basic skill or maneuver in used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position in its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.

As verbs the difference between nap and kip

is that nap is to have a nap; to sleep for a short period of time, especially during the day or nap can be to form or raise a soft or fuzzy surface on (fabric or leather) or nap can be (obsolete) to grab; to nab or nap can be (cooking) to cover (something) with a sauce (usually in passive) while kip is (informal|chiefly uk) to sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.

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nap

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) nappen, from (etyl) ).

Noun

(en noun)
  • A short period of sleep, especially one during the day
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * catnap * dirt nap
    See also
    See for collocations of nap

    Verb

    (napp)
  • to have a nap; to sleep for a short period of time, especially during the day
  • to be off one's guard
  • * Hudibras
  • I took thee napping , unprepared.
    The regulators were caught napping by the financial collapse.
    Derived terms
    * catch napping
    Synonyms
    * snooze * doze

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , from (etyl)

    Noun

    (-)
  • A soft or fuzzy surface on fabric or leather.
  • * 1591 , , by William Shakespeare
  • I tell thee, Jack Cade the clothier means to dress the commonwealth, and turn it, and set a new nap upon it.
  • *1851 ,
  • On his long, gaunt body, he carried no spare flesh, no superfluous beard, his chin having a soft, economical nap' to it, like the worn ' nap of his broad-brimmed hat.
  • * 1939 , (Raymond Chandler), The Big Sleep , Penguin 2011, p. 37:
  • There were low bookshelves, there was a thick pinkish Chinese rug in which a gopher could have spent a week without showing his nose above the nap .

    Verb

    (napp)
  • to form or raise a soft or fuzzy surface on (fabric or leather)
  • Etymology 3

    * From the name of the French emperor Napoleon I of France (Bonaparte)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British) A type of bet in British horse racing, based on the experts' best tips
  • (uncountable, games) A card game in which players take tricks; properly (Napoleon)
  • Derived terms
    * go nap

    Etymology 4

    possibly Scandanavian, cognate with nab, see Swedish

    Verb

    (napp)
  • (obsolete) to grab; to nab
  • Derived terms
    * kidnap

    Etymology 5

    From (etyl) napper, from .

    Verb

    (napp)
  • (cooking) To cover (something) with a sauce (usually in passive)
  • * 2006 , Wayne Gisslen, Mary Ellen Griffin, Professional Cooking for Canadian Chefs? :
  • Vanilla ice cream topped with a poached or canned pear half, napped with chocolate sauce, and garnished with toasted sliced almonds.

    kip

    English

    Etymology 1

    1325–75, (etyl) kipp, from (etyl) kip, from (etyl)

    Alternative forms

    * kipp, kippe, kyppe

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The untanned of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.
  • A bundle or set of such hides.
  • (obsolete) A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.
  • The leather made from such hide; kip leather .
  • Etymology 2

    1760–70, probably related to (etyl) . From the same distant Germanic root as (cove).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal, chiefly UK) A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.
  • (informal, chiefly UK) Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.
  • I’m just going for my afternoon kip .
  • (informal, chiefly UK) A very untidy house or room.
  • (informal, chiefly UK, dated) A brothel.
  • Verb

    (kipp)
  • (informal, chiefly UK) To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
  • Don’t worry, I’ll kip on the sofabed.
    Synonyms
    * crash (US)

    Etymology 3

    1910–15, Americanism, abbreviated from (kilo) + (pound).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.
  • A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.
  • (rare, nonstandard) A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.
  • Etymology 4

    1950–55, from (etyl) . (Lao kip)

    Noun

    (kip)
  • The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol , abbreviation LAK.
  • (-)

    Etymology 5

    Unknown. Some senses maybe related to (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (gymnastics) A basic skill or maneuver in used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
  • (Australia, games, two-up) A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
  • * 1951 , , 1952, page 208,
  • Again Turk placed the pennies on the kip'. He took his time, deliberate over the small action, held the ' kip for a long breathless moment, then jerked his wrist and the pennies were in the air.
  • * 2003 , Gilbert Buchanan, Malco Polia - Traveller, Warrior , page 52,
  • Money was laid on the floor for bets on the heads'' or ''tails'' finish of two pennies tossed high into the air from a small wooden ''kip .
  • * 2010 , Colin McLaren, Sunflower: A Tale of Love, War and Intrigue , page 101,
  • Jack discarded a length of wood, two twists of wire, his two-up kip and a spanner.
  • A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
  • Derived terms
    * kip-up

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