from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A low shoe that can be slipped on and off easily and usually worn indoors.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A low shoe that can be slipped on and off easily.
- n. Such a shoe intended for indoor use; a bedroom or house slipper.
- n. A person who slips.
- adj. slippery
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, slips.
- n. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe.
- n. A kind of apron or pinafore for children.
- n. A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.
- n. A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; -- also called shoe, and gib.
- adj. Slippery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fluent; flowing.
- n. A loose, light shoe into which the foot may be easily slipped, generally for wearing indoors. Compare pantofle, and cut under poulaine.
- n. A child's garment; especially, a child's slip.
- n. Same as slipper-plant. See Pedilanthus.
- n. A slipper-shaped pteropod. See Cymbuliidæ.
- n. A glass-nautilus. See Carinaria.
- n. A kind of iron slide or brake-shoe acting as a drag on the wheel of a heavy wagon in descending an incline; a skid. Also called slipper-drag.
- n. One who or that which slips or lets slip; specifically, in coursing, the person who holds the couple of hounds in the leash, and lets both slip at the same instant on a given signal when the hare is started.
- n. In mech.: A part which is adjustable by sliding, usually in the direction of its length, as a nozle or tube.
- n. A steam-engine cross-head having somewhat the shape of a slipper. The piston-rod is attached to the part which is where the heel or counter would be, and the guides are under the sole. The connecting-rod vibrates over the toe part.
- n. In cricket, one who fields in the slips, that is, in the part of the field behind the wicket and somewhat to the ‘off’ side.
- n. Same as rosser.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
- n. low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors
Dick, a high-heeled satin slipper in his hand, was under a sheet with Terrence, teaching him Brother
Dick, a high-heeled satin slipper in his hand, was under a sheet with
She offered for Harriet's inspection a pink satin slipper adorned with the daintiest of silver buckles, and with heels dizzily suggestive of France.
Globalization and the Crisis in the Western Slipper (... just the word itself - "slipper" - is a downer)
The sisters fail in trying on the slipper, which is then fitted to
The slipper was a pretty one, made of pink plush with a dainty heel and a shining buckle set in a small pink bow.
But such is the power of fashion that many of these ladies have adopted the theatrical slipper, which is very difficult to walk with.
But she used a fuel-storage system called slipper tanks under the wings of the aircraft.
Especially a stage that might be characterized as a slipper'd pantaloon.
She recounts how, while reading an old book with the story of "Cinderella," she paused at the word "glass," waiting for her son to fill in the word "slipper" ---- and he said "of milk."