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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /snaɪp/ * Rhymes: -aɪp

  • IPA(key): /snaɪp/
  • Rhymes: -aɪp

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

Middle English "type of bird", from Old Norse _-snipa_, in _myrisnipa_ (“moor snipe”) The verb originated in the 1770s among soldiers in British India where a hunter skilled enough to kill the elusive _snipe_ was dubbed a "sniper". The term _sniper_ was first attested in 1824 in the sense of the word "sharpshooter". NOUN SNIPE (_plural_ SNIPES) * (plural: SNIPES or SNIPE) Any of various limicoline game birds of the genera _Gallinago_, _Lymnocryptes_ and _Coenocorypha_ in the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak. * A fool; a blockhead. * A shot fired from a concealed place. * (naval slang) A member of the engineering department on a ship. DERIVED TERMS * snipebill * snipefish * snipe hunt * snipelike TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * snipe hunt VERB SNIPE (_third-person singular simple present_ SNIPES, _present participle_ SNIPING, _simple past and past participle_ SNIPED) * (intransitive) To hunt snipe. * (intransitive) To shoot at individuals from a concealed place. * (intransitive) (by extension) To shoot with a sniper rifle. * (intransitive) To watch a timed online auction and place a winning bid at the last possible moment. DERIVED TERMS * sniper TRANSLATIONS

Middle English "type of bird", from Old Norse -snipa, in myrisnipa (moor snipe)

The verb originated in the 1770s among soldiers in British India where a hunter skilled enough to kill the elusive snipe was dubbed a "sniper". The term sniper was first attested in 1824 in the sense of the word "sharpshooter".

Noun

snipe (plural snipes)

  1. (plural: snipes or snipe) Any of various limicoline game birds of the genera Gallinago, Lymnocryptes and Coenocorypha in the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.
  2. A fool; a blockhead.
  3. A shot fired from a concealed place.
  4. (naval slang) A member of the engineering department on a ship.
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Verb

snipe (third-person singular simple present snipes, present participle sniping, simple past and past participle sniped)

  1. (intransitive) To hunt snipe.
  2. (intransitive) To shoot at individuals from a concealed place.
  3. (intransitive) (by extension) To shoot with a sniper rifle.
  4. (intransitive) To watch a timed online auction and place a winning bid at the last possible moment.
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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

Probably from _snip_ or a cognate NOUN SNIPE (_plural_ SNIPES) * (slang) A cigarette butt. * An animated promotional logo during a television show. * A strip of copy announcing some late breaking news or item of interest, typically placed in a print advertisement in such a way that it stands out from the ad. * A bottle of wine measuring 0.1875 liters, one fourth the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or piccolo. TRANSLATIONS

Probably from snip or a cognate

Noun

snipe (plural snipes)

  1. (slang) A cigarette butt.
  2. An animated promotional logo during a television show.
  3. A strip of copy announcing some late breaking news or item of interest, typically placed in a print advertisement in such a way that it stands out from the ad.
  4. A bottle of wine measuring 0.1875 liters, one fourth the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or piccolo.
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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

Either from _sneap_ or a figurative development from Etymology 1 NOUN SNIPE (_plural_ SNIPES) * A sharp, clever answer; sarcasm. VERB SNIPE (_third-person singular simple present_ SNIPES, _present participle_ SNIPING, _simple past and past participle_ SNIPED) * (intransitive) To make malicious, underhand remarks or attacks. * 2013 May 23, Sarah Lyall, "British Leader’s Liberal Turn Sets Off a Rebellion in His Party," _New York Times_ (retrieved 29 May 2013): Capitalizing on the restive mood, Mr. Farage, the U.K. Independence Party leader, took out an advertisement in The Daily Telegraph this week inviting unhappy Tories to defect. In it Mr. Farage SNIPED that the Cameron government — made up disproportionately of career politicians who graduated from Eton and Oxbridge — was “run by a bunch of college kids, none of whom have ever had a proper job in their lives.”

Either from sneap or a figurative development from Etymology 1

Noun

snipe (plural snipes)

  1. A sharp, clever answer; sarcasm.

Verb

snipe (third-person singular simple present snipes, present participle sniping, simple past and past participle sniped)

  1. (intransitive) To make malicious, underhand remarks or attacks.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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English - External Links

* snipe in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* epsin, penis, pines, spine

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Snipe", Online Etymology Dictionary. URL accessed on 2011-04-01.

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Snipe", Online Etymology Dictionary. URL accessed on 2011-04-01.


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