1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again. The priest shall dip his finger in the blood. (Lev. Iv. 6) [Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep. (Pope) While the prime swallow dips his wing. (Tennyson)
6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. Live on the use and never dip thy lands. (Dryden) Dipped candle, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow. To dip snuff, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. To dip the colours, to lower the colours and return them to place; a form of naval salute.
Origin: oe. Dippen, duppen, as. Dyppan; akin to dan. Dyppe, Sw. Doppa, and to as. Dpan to baptize, os. Dpian, D. Doopen, g. Taufen, Sw. Dopa, goth. Daupjan, lith. Dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. Dupl hollow, and to E. Dive. Cf. Deep, Dive.
4. A dipped candle.