HyperDic: dipper

English > 5 senses of the word dipper / Dipper:
NOUNartifactdippera ladle that has a cup with a long handle
objectDipper, Little Dippera cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor
objectDipper, Big Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagona group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
animaldipper, bufflehead, butterball, Bucephela albeolasmall North American diving duck
animaldipper, water ouzelsmall stocky diving bird without webbed feet
dipper / Dipper > pronunciation
Soundsdih'per
Rhymesasper ... zipper: 139 rhymes with per...
English > dipper: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA ladle that has a cup with a long handle.
BroaderladleA spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle
Spanishcucharón
Verbsdipdip into a liquid / liquid while eating
dipimmerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
English > Dipper: 5 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris.
SynonymLittle Dipper
Instance ofasterism(astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation)
MembersPolaris, North Star, pole star, polar star, polestarThe brightest star in Ursa Minor
Part ofLittle Bear, Ursa MinorA constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
SpanishUrsa Minor
CatalanUrsa Minor
English > Dipper: 5 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major.
SynonymsBig Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagon
Instance ofasterism(astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation)
Part ofGreat Bear, Ursa MajorA constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
Spanisharado, Ursa Major
CatalanUMa, Ursa Major
English > dipper: 5 senses > noun 4, animal
Meaningsmall North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage.
Synonymsbufflehead, butterball, Bucephela albeola
Member ofBucephala, genus Bucephalabuffleheads and goldeneyes
Broaderducksmall wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
English > dipper: 5 senses > noun 5, animal
Meaningsmall stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom.
Synonymwater ouzel
Member ofCinclidae, family Cinclidaewater ouzels
NarrowerAmerican water ouzel, Cinclus mexicanusA water ouzel of western North America
European water ouzel, Cinclus aquaticusA water ouzel of Europe
Broaderoscine, oscine birdpasserine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
Spanishcinclidae, mirlo acuático
Catalancinclid

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