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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Magnetic \Mag*net"ic\, Magnetical \Mag*net"ic*al\, adjective [L. magneticus: cf. F. magn['e]tique.]

1. Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle.

2. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the earth's magnetism; as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian.

3. Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism; as, the magnetic metals.

4. Endowed with extraordinary personal power to excite the feelings and to win the affections; attractive; inducing attachment.

She that had all magnetic force alone. --Donne.

5. Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism, so called; hypnotic; as, a magnetic sleep. See {Magnetism}. [Archaic] [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Magnetic amplitude}, {attraction}, {dip}, {induction}, etc. See under {Amplitude}, {Attraction}, etc.

{Magnetic battery}, a combination of bar or horseshoe magnets with the like poles adjacent, so as to act together with great power.

{Magnetic compensator}, a contrivance connected with a ship's compass for compensating or neutralizing the effect of the iron of the ship upon the needle.

{Magnetic curves}, curves indicating lines of magnetic force, as in the arrangement of iron filings between the poles of a powerful magnet.

{Magnetic elements}. (a) (Chem. Physics) Those elements, as iron, nickel, cobalt, chromium, manganese, etc., which are capable or becoming magnetic. (b) (Physics) In respect to terrestrial magnetism, the declination, inclination, and intensity. (c) See under {Element}.

{Magnetic fluid}, the hypothetical fluid whose existence was formerly assumed in the explanations of the phenomena of magnetism; -- no longer considered a meaningful concept.

{Magnetic iron}, or {Magnetic iron ore}. (Min.) Same as {Magnetite}.

{Magnetic needle}, a slender bar of steel, magnetized and suspended at its center on a sharp-pointed pivot, or by a delicate fiber, so that it may take freely the direction of the magnetic meridian. It constitutes the essential part of a compass, such as the mariner's and the surveyor's.

{Magnetic poles}, the two points in the opposite polar regions of the earth at which the direction of the dipping needle is vertical.

{Magnetic pyrites}. See {Pyrrhotite}.

{Magnetic storm} (Terrestrial Physics), a disturbance of the earth's magnetic force characterized by great and sudden changes.

{magnetic tape} (Electronics), a ribbon of plastic material to which is affixed a thin layer of powder of a material which can be magnetized, such as ferrite. Such tapes are used in various electronic devices to record fluctuating voltages, which can be used to represent sounds, images, or binary data. Devices such as audio casette recorders, videocasette recorders, and computer data storage devices use magnetic tape as an inexpensive medium to store data. Different magnetically susceptible materials are used in such tapes.

{Magnetic telegraph}, a telegraph acting by means of a magnet. See {Telegraph}. [1913 Webster + PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dip \Dip\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Dipped}or {Dipt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dipping}.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. d?pan to baptize, OS. d?pian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. d["o]pa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl? hollow, and to E. dive. Cf. {Deep}, {Dive}.]

1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.

The priest shall dip his finger in the blood. --Lev. iv. 6.

[Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep. --Pope.

While the prime swallow dips his wing. --Tennyson.

2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion. --Book of Common Prayer. Fuller.

3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic]

A cold shuddering dew Dips me all o'er. --Milton.

4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.

He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons. --Dryden.

5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.

6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.]

Live on the use and never dip thy lands. --Dryden.

{Dipped candle}, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow.

{To dip snuff}, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. [Southern U. S.]

{To dip the colors} (Naut.), to lower the colors and return them to place; -- a form of naval salute.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dip \Dip\, noun

1. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. "The dip of oars in unison." --Glover.

2. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.

3. a hollow or depression in a surface, especially in the ground. [PJC]

4. A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett.

5. A dipped candle. [Colloq.] --Marryat.

6. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. In the turpentine industry, the viscid exudation, which is dipped out from incisions in the trees; as, virgin dip (the runnings of the first year), yellow dip (the runnings of subsequent years). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

8. (A["e]ronautics) A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

9. a liquid, in which objects are soaked by dipping; e.g., a parasiticide or insecticide solution into which animals are dipped (see {sheep-dip}). [PJC]

10. a sauce into which foods are dipped to enhance the flavor; e. g., an {onion dip} made from sour cream and dried onions, into which potato chips are dipped. [PJC]

11. a {pickpocket}. [slang] [PJC]

{Dip of the horizon} (Astron.), the angular depression of the seen or visible horizon below the true or natural horizon; the angle at the eye of an observer between a horizontal line and a tangent drawn from the eye to the surface of the ocean.

{Dip of the needle}, or {Magnetic dip}, the angle formed, in a vertical plane, by a freely suspended magnetic needle, or the line of magnetic force, with a horizontal line; -- called also {inclination}.

{Dip of a stratum} (Geol.), its greatest angle of inclination to the horizon, or that of a line perpendicular to its direction or strike; -- called also the {pitch}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dip \Dip\, verb (used without an object)

1. To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.

The sun's rim dips; the stars rush out. --Coleridge.

2. To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.

Whoever dips too deep will find death in the pot. --L'Estrange.

3. To pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into.

When I dipt into the future. --Tennyson.

4. To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; -- followed by in or into. "Dipped into a multitude of books." --Macaulay.

5. To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.

6. To dip snuff. [Southern U.S.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dip

noun

1: a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"

2: (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon [syn: {dip}, {angle of dip}, {magnetic dip}, {magnetic inclination}, {inclination}]

3: a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places [syn: {pickpocket}, {cutpurse}, {dip}]

4: tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped

5: a brief immersion

6: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall" [syn: {drop}, {dip}, {fall}, {free fall}]

7: a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow

8: a brief swim in water [syn: {dip}, {plunge}]

9: a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

verb

1: immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint" [syn: {dunk}, {dip}, {souse}, {plunge}, {douse}]

2: dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce" [syn: {dunk}, {dip}]

3: go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"

4: stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

5: take a small amount from; "I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"

6: switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam [syn: {dim}, {dip}]

7: lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"

8: appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line" [syn: {dip}, {sink}]

9: slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"

10: dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool" [syn: {dip}, {douse}, {duck}]

11: place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax

12: immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"

13: plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container; "He dipped into his pocket"

14: scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container"

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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today (Tuesday) around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5pm on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 am Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 pm that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise. There was a huge gigantic antenna that had been built, and there was a house where there were sparks and the sparks were being amplified and broadcast out some kind of elaborate speaker unit.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a .45 pistol and I had a small .22 pistol. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. They took my gun.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg.

Then we drove to Vandenberg. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without evening opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship.

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into gold, and all the floors turned into golden-colored marble. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me then quickly called off their attack, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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