From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l).
(anatomy) The outward-projecting parts of the pelvis and top of the femur and the overlying tissue.
The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord.
* hip joint
* hip replacement
* hip roof
* shoot from the hip
(chiefly, sports) To use one's hips to bump into someone.
To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip in wrestling (technically called cross buttock ).
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.
To make with a hip or hips, as a roof.
From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) ).
The fruit of a rose.
Probably a variant of . Maybe from (etyl)
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(slang) aware, informed, up-to-date, trendy
- Rudolph promoted Stevens Pass with restless zeal. In seven years there, he helped turn a relatively small, roadside ski area into a hip destination.
* cool, groovy
(slang) To inform, to make knowledgeable.
* 2009 , Sean Rogers, Pynchon and comics
- The guy hips himself to so many things.
* hip hip hooray
From (etyl) wis, wys, from (etyl) . Cognate with Dutch wijs, German weise, Swedish vis. Compare wit.
Showing good judgement or the benefit of experience.
- Storing extra food for the winter was a wise decision.
- They were considered the wise old men of the administration.
- "It is a profitable thing, if one is wise , to seem foolish" - Aeschylus
- Don't get wise with me!
* Objects: person, decision, advice, counsel, saying, etc.
* crack wise
* wise apple
* wise guy
* word to the wise
To become wise.
(ergative, slang) Usually with "up", to inform or learn.
- Mo wised him up about his situation.
- ''After Mo had a word with him, he wised up.
From (etyl) .
(archaic) Way, manner, method.
* 1850 , The Burden of Nineveh , lines 2-5
- ... the prize
- Dead Greece vouchsafes to living eyes, —
- Her Art for ever in fresh wise
* 1866 , , A Ballad of Life , lines 28-30
- From hour to hour rejoicing me.
- A riven hood was pulled across his eyes;
- The token of him being upon this wise
* 1926 , J. S. Fletcher, Sea Fog , page 308
- Made for a sign of Lust.
- And within a few minutes the rest of us were on our way too, judiciously instructed by Parkapple and the Brighton official, and disposed of in two taxi-cabs, the drivers of which were ordered to convey us to Rottingdean in such wise that each set his load of humanity at different parts of the village and at the same time that the bus was due to arrive at the hotel.
From (etyl) .
(dialectal) to instruct
(dialectal) to advise; induce
(dialectal) to show the way, guide
(dialectal) to direct the course of, pilot
(dialectal) to cause to turn