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Webster 1913 Edition


Piping

Pip′ing

(pīp′ĭng)
,
Adj.
[From
Pipe
,
Verb.
]
1.
Playing on a musical pipe.
“Lowing herds and piping swains.”
Swift.
2.
Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.
Shak.
3.
Emitting a high, shrill sound.
4.
Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; – from the sound of boiling fluids.
Piping crow
,
Piping crow shrike
,
Piping roller
(Zool.)
,
any Australian bird of the genus
Gymnorhina
, esp.
Gymnorhina tibicen
, which is black and white, and the size of a small crow. Called also
caruck
.
Piping frog
(Zool.)
,
a small American tree frog (
Hyla Pickeringii
) which utters a high, shrill note in early spring.
Piping hot
,
boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot.
[Colloq.]
Milton.

Pip′ing

,
Noun.
1.
A small cord covered with cloth, – used as trimming for women’s dresses.
2.
Pipes, collectively;
as, the
piping
of a house
.
3.
The act of playing on a pipe; the shrill noted of birds, etc.
4.
A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting; also, propagation by cuttings.

Webster 1828 Edition


Piping

PI'PING

,
ppr.
Playing on a pipe.
1.
a. Weak; feeble; sickly. [Vulgar and not in use in America.]
2.
Very hot; boiling; from the sound of boiling fluids. [Used in vulgar language.]

Definition 2022


piping

piping

See also: pīpíng

English

Verb

piping

  1. present participle of pipe

Noun

piping (countable and uncountable, plural pipings)

  1. The process of an animal just beginning to break out of its egg; precedes hatching.
  2. The sound of musical pipes.
  3. An act of making music or noise with pipes.
  4. A system of pipes that compose a structure; pipework.
    the piping of a house
  5. An ornamentation on pastry edges and seams.
  6. An ornamentation on the edges of a garment; a small cord covered with cloth.
  7. Piped icing on a cake.
  8. (botany) A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting.
  9. (botany) propagation by cuttings

Adjective

piping (not comparable)

  1. High-pitched.
    His piping voice could be heard above the hubbub.

Derived terms

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