- 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 sipsthe dew." [Milton.]
- To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers.
- To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.(Poetic)"They skim the floods, and sip the purple flowers." [Dryden.]
Etymology: OE. sippen; akin to OD. sippen, and AS. s�pan to sip, suck up, drink. See Sup (v. t.)