Sip (sĭp), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Sipped (sĭpt); p. pr. & vb.
n. Sipping.] [OE. sippen; akin to OD.
sippen, and AS. sūpan to sip, suck up, drink. See
Sup, v. t.] 1. To drink
or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in
small quantities, as a liquid; as, to sip tea. "Every
herb that sips the dew." Milton.
2. To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a
bee sips nectar from the flowers.
3. To taste the liquor of; to drink out
They skim the floods, and sip the purple
Sip, v. i. To drink a small
quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to take a sip or sips of
[She] raised it to her mouth with sober grace;
Then, sipping, offered to the next in place.
Sip, n. 1. The act
of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips.
2. A small draught taken with the lips; a
One sip of this Milton.
Will bathe the drooping spirits in delight
Beyond the bliss of dreams.
A sip is all that the public ever care to take
from reservoirs of abstract philosophy. De