berth vs slip what difference

what is difference between berth and slip

English

Alternative forms

  • birth, byrth (obsolete)

Etymology

Origin obscure. Possibly from Middle English *berth (bearing, carriage), equivalent to bear +‎ -th. This would make it a doublet of birth.

Alternatively, from an alteration of Middle English beard, bærde (bearing, conduct), itself of obscure formation. Compare Old English ġebǣru (bearing, conduct, behaviour).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɜːθ/
  • (US) enPR: bûrth, IPA(key): /bɝθ/
  • Homophone: birth
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)θ

Noun

berth (plural berths)

  1. A fixed bunk for sleeping (in caravans, trains, etc).
  2. Room for maneuvering or safety. (Often used in the phrase a wide berth.)
  3. A space for a ship to moor or a vehicle to park.
  4. (nautical) A room in which a number of the officers or ship’s company mess and reside.
  5. A job or position, especially on a ship.
  6. (sports) Position or seed in a tournament bracket.
  7. (sports) position on the field of play

Translations

Verb

berth (third-person singular simple present berths, present participle berthing, simple past and past participle berthed)

  1. (transitive) to bring (a ship or vehicle) into its berth
  2. (transitive) to assign a berth (bunk or position) to

Translations


Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛrθ/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Brythonic *berθ, from Proto-Celtic *berxtos.

Adjective

berth (feminine singular berth, plural berthion, equative berthed, comparative berthach, superlative berthaf)

  1. (obsolete) fair, fine, beautiful

Derived terms

  • anferth (colossal, gargantuan)
  • prydferth (beautiful, handsome)

Mutation

Etymology 2

Noun

berth

  1. Soft mutation of perth (hedge).

Mutation


English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: slĭp, IPA(key): /slɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1

From Middle English slyp, slep, slyppe, from Old English slyp, slyppe, slipa (a viscous, slimy substance), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Germanic *sleupaną (to slip, sneak), possibly connected with Proto-Indo-European *slewb-, *slewbʰ- (slip, slide), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (to sneak, crawl); or alternatively from Proto-Germanic *slippijaną (to glide), from Proto-Indo-European *sleyb- (slimy; to glide). Compare Old English slūpan (to slip, glide), Old English cūslyppe, cūsloppe (cowslip).

Noun

slip (countable and uncountable, plural slips)

  1. (ceramics) A thin, slippery mix of clay and water.
  2. (obsolete) Mud, slime.
Translations

Etymology 2

Probably from Middle Dutch slippe or Middle Low German slippe.

Noun

slip (plural slips)

  1. A twig or shoot; a cutting.
  2. (obsolete) A descendant, a scion.
  3. A young person (now usually with of introducing descriptive qualifier).
  4. A long, thin piece of something.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, Oenone
      moonlit slips of silver cloud
  5. A small piece of paper, especially one longer than it is wide, typically a form for writing on or one giving printed information.
  6. (marine insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker’s name and is initiated by the underwriters.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 3

Apparently from Middle Low German slippen. Cognate to Dutch slippen, German schlüpfen. Possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *slewbʰ- (slip, slide).

Verb

slip (third-person singular simple present slips, present participle slipping, simple past and past participle slipped or (obsolete) slipt)

  1. (intransitive) To lose one’s traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.
  2. (intransitive) To err.
    • There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart.
  3. (intransitive) To accidentally reveal a secret or otherwise say something unintentional.
  4. (intransitive) To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; often with out, off, etc.
  5. (transitive) To pass (a note, money, etc.), often covertly.
  6. (transitive) To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.
    • 1712, John Arbuthnot, The History of John Bull
      He tried to slip a powder into her drink.
  7. (intransitive) To move quickly and often secretively; to depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding.
    • 1718, Matthew Prior, Alma, Canto II
      Thus one tradesman slips away, / To give his partner fairer play.
    • Thrice the flitting shadow slipped away.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      We slipped along the hedges, noiseless and swift []
  8. (intransitive, figuratively) To move down; to slide.
    Profits have slipped over the past six months.
  9. (transitive, hunting, falconry) To release (a dog, a bird of prey, etc.) to go after a quarry.
  10. (intransitive, aviation, of an aircraft) To fly with the longitudinal axis misaligned with the relative wind; to sideslip.
  11. (transitive, cooking) To remove the skin of a soft fruit, such as a tomato or peach, by blanching briefly in boiling water, then transferring to cold water so that the skin peels, or slips, off easily.
  12. (obsolete) To omit; to lose by negligence.
    • And slip no advantage / That may secure you.
  13. To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of.
    • 1707, John Mortimer, The whole Art of Husbandry
      The branches also may be slipped and planted.
  14. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place.
  15. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
  16. (transitive, business) To cause (a schedule or release, etc.) to go, or let it go, beyond the allotted deadline.
Translations

Noun

slip (plural slips)

  1. An act or instance of slipping.
  2. A woman’s undergarment worn under a skirt or dress to conceal unwanted nudity that may otherwise be revealed by the skirt or dress itself; a shift.
  3. A slipdress.
  4. A mistake or error.
    • This good man’s slip mended his pace to martyrdom.
  5. (nautical) A berth; a space for a ship to moor.
  6. (nautical) A difference between the theoretical distance traveled per revolution of the propeller and the actual advance of the vessel.
  7. (nautical) A slipway.
  8. (medicine) A one-time return to previous maladaptive behaviour after cure.
  9. (cricket) Any of several fielding positions to the off side of the wicket keeper, designed to catch the ball after being deflected from the bat; a fielder in that position (See first slip, second slip, third slip, fourth slip and fifth slip.)
  10. A number between 0 and 1 that is the difference between the angular speed of a rotating magnetic field and the angular speed of its rotor, divided by the angular speed of the magnetic field.
  11. A leash or string by which a dog is held; so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand.
    • 1852, Samuel Baker, The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon
      We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck and Lena in the slips, in search of deer.
  12. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  13. (aviation) Sideslip.
  14. (printing, dated) A portion of the columns of a newspaper etc. struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley.
  15. (dated) A child’s pinafore.
  16. An outside covering or case.
  17. (obsolete) A counterfeit piece of money, made from brass covered with silver.
  18. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir W. Petty to this entry?)
  19. A particular quantity of yarn.
  20. (Britain, dated) A narrow passage between buildings.
  21. (US) A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.
  22. (mining) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  23. (engineering) The motion of the centre of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horizontally, or the difference between a vessel’s actual speed and the speed it would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller.
  24. (electrical) The difference between the actual and synchronous speeds of an induction motor.
  25. A fish, the sole.
Synonyms
  • (a mistake): blooper, blunder, boo-boo, defect, error, fault, faux pas, fluff, gaffe, lapse, mistake, stumble, thinko
  • (return to previous behaviour): lapse
Translations

Derived terms

  • (undergarment): full slip, waist slip

Related terms

References

  • slip at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • slip in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • LIPs, LISP, LSPI, Lisp, lips, lisp, pils

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /slɪp/
  • Hyphenation: slip
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1

From English slip, probably via French slip. The English word may itself be derived from Middle Dutch slippen (etymology 3 and 4) below.

Noun

slip f (plural slips, diminutive slipje n)

  1. A pair of briefs, a short type of underpants which covers the buttocks but nothing below
  2. (by extension, for women) A pair of knickers, any female underpants

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch slippe, sleppe. Related with German Schlips (necktie).

Noun

slip f (plural slippen, diminutive slipje n)

  1. tail, part of an upper garment hanging below the waist
Descendants
  • Papiamentu: slip (dated)

Etymology 3

Deverbal from slippen (etymology 4).

Noun

slip m (uncountable)

  1. skid, an act or instance of slipping.

Descendants

  • Indonesian: slip

Etymology 4

Verb

slip

  1. first-person singular present indicative of slippen
  2. imperative of slippen

Anagrams

  • pils

French

Etymology

From English to slip.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /slip/

Noun

slip m (plural slips)

  1. briefs (men’s underwear)

Derived terms

  • slip de bain

Further reading

  • “slip” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • plis

Indonesian

Etymology 1

  • From Dutch slip, the deverbal of slippen. Apparently from Middle Low German slippen. Possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *slewbʰ- (slip, slide).
  • Semantic loan from English slip (small piece of paper) for sense of small piece of paper, which came from above.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈslip]
  • Hyphenation: slip

Noun

slip (first-person possessive slipku, second-person possessive slipmu, third-person possessive slipnya)

  1. slip:
    1. an act or instance of slipping.
      Synonyms: tergelincir, selip
    2. small piece of paper.

Etymology 2

From English slip, from Middle English slyp, slep, slyppe, from Old English slyp, slyppe, slipa (a viscous, slimy substance), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Germanic *sleupaną (to slip, sneak), possibly connected with Proto-Indo-European *slewb-, *slewbʰ- (slip, slide), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (to sneak, crawl); or alternatively from Proto-Germanic *slippijaną (to glide), from Proto-Indo-European *sleyb- (slimy; to glide).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈslip]
  • Hyphenation: slip

Noun

slip (first-person possessive slipku, second-person possessive slipmu, third-person possessive slipnya)

  1. (archaeology, ceramics) slip: a thin, slippery mix of clay and water.

Further reading

  • “slip” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzlip/

Noun

slip m (invariable)

  1. men’s or women’s underwear (knickers, panties)
  2. swimming trunks

References


Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

slip

  1. imperative of slipe

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • (Ijekavian, standard): slijȇp

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *slěpъ.

Adjective

slip (Cyrillic spelling слип)

  1. (Chakavian, Ikavian) blind
    • 1375, N.N., Muka svete Margarite (transcribed from Glagolitic original):
      Slipi jeste [ludujući],
      vaše boge verujući
      kî nigdare vas ne sliše
      ni vas koga [kad] utiše.
    • late 15th century or early 16th century, Šiško Menčetić, Ako ćeš, Stijepo moj, za mene što stvorit:
      Ter je prem sasma slip tko ne zri sunačce
    • 1546, Petar Zoranić, Planine:
      To j’ uzrok da travi tako slip bog ljubven,
      a ne kako pravi tkogod nenaučen.
    • 1559, Marin Držić, Hekuba:
      Ma ovo nadvor gre u srdžbi i u gnijevu vas,
      krv s oči slipih tre, s oružjem gre put nas;
    • 1630s, Ivan Gundulić, Osman:
      I gdi unutri o mrak slipi
      Nepoznat se junak hvata
    • 1759, Antun Kanižlić
      Zato slipi, koji srići tamjan nose

      i u tugah svojih pomoć od nje prose;
      slipi, koji scine, da je ona kuća,

      gdi ona prosine, svitla i moguća,
      i da dili blago slipa vila svima,

      i kad joj je drago, opet uzme njima.
    • 1762, Matija Antun Relković, Satir iliti divji čovik:
      Zar ste slipi, tere ne vidite?

Etymology 2

Neologism, from English slip (of paper).

Noun

slip m (Cyrillic spelling слип)

  1. Credit or debit card receipt

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /esˈlip/, [esˈlip]

Noun

slip m (plural slip)

  1. male briefs
  2. female underpants(less usual meaning)

References

  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). “Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?” Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[3]

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English sleep.

Verb

slip

  1. sleep

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from English sleep.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /slip/

Noun

slip (nominative plural slips)

  1. sleep

Declension


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