fillip

  • 1 Fillip — Fil lip (f[i^]l l[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filliped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filliping}.] [For filp, flip. Cf. {Flippant}.] 1. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Fillip — песня британской альтернативной рок группы группы дебютного альбома Продюсер: Джон Леки. Впервые сыграна в Лондонском театре Астория 10 апреля 1999 года. Группа отмечала, что песня записана под влиянием Nirvana. Само слово Fillip означает… …

    Википедия

  • 3 fillip — [fil′ip] n. [echoic extension of FLIP1: see CHIRRUP, CHIRP] 1. the snap made by a finger which is held down toward the palm by the thumb and then suddenly released 2. a light blow or tap given in this way 3. anything that stimulates or livens up; …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Fillip — Fil lip, n. 1. A jerk of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow. [1913 Webster] 2. Something serving to rouse or excite. [1913 Webster] I take a glass of grog for a filip. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 fillip — index inducement, stimulate, stimulus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 fillip — (v.) mid 15c., philippen to flip something with the fingers, snap the fingers, possibly of imitative origin. As a noun, from 1520s, fyllippe …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 fillip — ► NOUN ▪ a stimulus or boost. ORIGIN from an archaic sense of the word meaning a flick with the fingers …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 fillip — I. transitive verb Etymology: probably of imitative origin Date: 15th century 1. a. to make a filliping motion with b. to strike or tap with a fillip < filliped him on the nose > 2. to project quickly by or as if by a fillip < fillip crumbs off… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 fillip — /fil euhp/, v.t. 1. to strike with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb. 2. to tap or strike smartly. 3. to drive by or as by a fillip: Anticipation filliped his passion. v.i. 4. to make a fillip with the fingers. n. 5. an act… …

    Universalium

  • 10 fillip — [[t]fɪ̱lɪp[/t]] fillips N COUNT: usu sing, oft N to/for n If someone or something gives a fillip to an activity or person, they suddenly encourage or improve them. [WRITTEN] The news gave a fillip to the telecommunications sector... This will… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 fillip — n. & v. n. 1 a stimulus or incentive. 2 a a sudden release of a finger or thumb when it has been bent and checked by a thumb or finger. b a slight smart stroke given in this way. v. (filliped, filliping) 1 tr. stimulate (fillip one s memory). 2… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 fillip — noun /ˈfɪlɪp/lang=en a) A flick; the act of releasing the index finger from the hold of a thumb with a snap. This measure gave a fillip to the housing market. b) Something that excites or stimulates. This athletes victory provided a much needed… …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 fillip — fil|lip [ˈfılıp] n [singular] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: From the sound of sharply moving your fingers against your thumb] something that improves a situation or adds excitement or interest to something = ↑boost ▪ A cut in lending rates would give …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 fillip — noun (singular) give sb/sth a fillip to do something that adds excitement or interest to something: All these activities and parties have given a fillip to my self esteem …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 fillip — fil•lip [[t]ˈfɪl əp[/t]] v. t. 1) to strike with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb 2) to tap or strike smartly 3) to drive by or as if by a fillip 4) to make a fillip with the fingers 5) an act or instance of filliping; a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 fillip — /ˈfɪləp / (say filuhp) verb (t) 1. to strike with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb. 2. to tap or strike smartly. 3. to drive by or as by a fillip. –verb (i) 4. to make a fillip with the fingers. –noun 5. the act or movement… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 fillip — Synonyms and related words: animate, bait, beak, bonus, bribe, brush, bunt, carrot, chuck, dab, decoration, encouragement, enliven, exhilarate, extra, extra added attraction, extra dash, filigree, filling, flick, flip, flirt, flourish, frill,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 fillip — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A snap of a finger against the thumb] Syn. tap, rap, stroke; see blow 1 . 2. [A stimulus] Syn. incentive, goad, spur; see incentive . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something that causes and encourages a given response:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 fillip — fil|lip [ fılıp ] noun singular something that improves a situation or encourages someone: BOOST …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 fillip — fil·lip || fɪlɪp n. something that provides a stimulus; stimulus, incentive, boost; flick of the finger v. provide a stimulus; give a person incentive; strike something by snapping the fingertip …

    English contemporary dictionary