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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tiptɪp(n.; v.)tipped, tip•ping.

  1. (n.)a pointed end, esp. of something long or tapered:

    the tips of the fingers.

  2. the top; apex:

    the tip of a steeple.

  3. a small piece covering the extremity of something:

    a cane with a rubber tip.

  4. a small, delicate tool for applying gold leaf.

  5. tips, small plastic pieces glued to the ends of fingernails to extend their length.

  6. (v.t.)to furnish with a tip.

  7. to serve as or form the tip of.

  8. to mark or adorn the tip of.

  9. to remove the tip or stem of.

  10. to frost the ends of (hair strands).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Clothing

  11. tip in, to insert (an extra sheet, as a list of errata) into the signature of a book before binding.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Printing

Origin of tip:

1175–1225; ME; cf. MD, MLG tip, MHG zipf tip


tiptɪp(v.; n.)tipped, tip•ping

  1. (v.t.)to cause to assume a slanting position; tilt.

  2. to overturn; upset:

    to tip the basket over.

  3. to lift (one's hat) in salutation.

  4. (v.i.)to assume a slanting position; incline.

  5. to tilt up; slant.

  6. to become overturned; upset:

    The car tipped into the ditch.

  7. to tumble; topple:

    The lamp tipped over.

  8. (n.)the act of tipping.

  9. the state of being tipped.

  10. Brit. a dump for refuse.

    Category: British, Mining

Idioms for tip:

  1. tip one's hand,to reveal one's plans or feelings, often unintentionally.

    Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary

Origin of tip:

1300–50; earlier tipen, ME typen to upset, overturn, of uncert. orig.


tiptɪp(n.; v.)tipped, tip•ping.

  1. Ref: gratuity.

  2. a piece of confidential information, as for use in betting, speculating, or writing a news story.

  3. a useful hint or idea; a basic, practical fact:

    tips on painting.

  4. (v.t.)to give a gratuity to:

    tipping a waiter.

  5. (v.i.)to give a gratuity:

    She tipped lavishly.

  6. tip off, to supply with confidential information. to warn of impending trouble.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of tip:

1600–10; perh. identical with tip4


tiptɪp(n.; v.)tipped, tip•ping.

  1. (n.)a light blow.

  2. a batted baseball that glances off the bat.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: Compare foul tip.

  3. (v.t.)to hit with a light, smart blow.

  4. to strike (a baseball) with a glancing blow.

    Category: Sport

Origin of tip:

1425–75; late ME (n.); perh. ult. identical with tip1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tip(noun)

    the extreme end of something; especially something pointed

  2. gratuity, tip, pourboire, baksheesh, bakshish, bakshis, backsheesh(noun)

    a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)

  3. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint(noun)

    an indication of potential opportunity

    "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

  4. point, tip, peak(noun)

    a V shape

    "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

  5. peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit(verb)

    the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

    "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"

  6. tip(verb)

    cause to tilt

    "tip the screen upward"

  7. tip(verb)

    mark with a tip

    "tip the arrow with the small stone"

  8. tip, fee, bung(verb)

    give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on

    "Remember to tip the waiter"; "fee the steward"

  9. topple, tumble, tip(verb)

    cause to topple or tumble by pushing

  10. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle(verb)

    to incline or bend from a vertical position

    "She leaned over the banister"

  11. tiptoe, tip, tippytoe(verb)

    walk on one's toes

  12. tap, tip(verb)

    strike lightly

    "He tapped me on the shoulder"

  13. tip off, tip(verb)

    give insider information or advise to

    "He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot"

  14. tip(verb)

    remove the tip from

    "tip artichokes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tip(noun)ɪp

    a piece of information about how to do sth or what will happen

    She gave us tips on caring for our skin.; a tip for betting on the race

  2. tipɪp

    money you give sb who provides a service, in addition to payment for the service

    to leave a 20% tip

  3. tipɪp

    the small, pointed end of a long object

    the tip of my finger

  4. tipɪp

    a dump

  5. tip(verb)ɪp

    to move or make move into a slanting position

    Tip your head back.; The shelves were tipping forwards.

  6. tipɪp

    to give a tip to sb who provides a service

    She tips very generously.; How much should I tip the waiter?

  7. tipɪp

    to pour sth somewhere

    Tip the water into the bowl.

  8. tipɪp

    to say that sb is likely to get a job, win sth, etc.

    an actress who is tipped to be in the leading role


  1. tip(Noun)

    A kick or phase; one's current habits or behaviour.

  2. tip(Noun)

    A particular arena or sphere of interest; a front.

  3. Origin: Probably from tip or tip, or a combination of the two.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tip(noun)

    the point or extremity of anything; a pointed or somewhat sharply rounded end; the end; as, the tip of the finger; the tip of a spear

  2. Tip(noun)

    an end piece or part; a piece, as a cap, nozzle, ferrule, or point, applied to the extreme end of anything; as, a tip for an umbrella, a shoe, a gas burner, etc

  3. Tip(noun)

    a piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown

  4. Tip(noun)

    a thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf

  5. Tip(noun)

    rubbish thrown from a quarry

  6. Tip(verb)

    to form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver

  7. Tip(verb)

    to strike slightly; to tap

  8. Tip(verb)

    to bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant

  9. Tip(verb)

    to lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt; as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart

  10. Tip(verb)

    to fall on, or incline to, one side

  11. Tip(noun)

    a light touch or blow; a tap

  12. Tip(noun)

    a gift; a douceur; a fee

  13. Tip(noun)

    a hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like


  1. Tip

    A tip is a sum of money customarily tendered to certain service sector workers for a service performed or anticipated. Tipping and the amount are a matter of social custom and the practice and social norms vary between countries and settings. In some locations, tipping is discouraged and insulting and in some locations tipping is expected from customers. The customary tip can be a specific range of monetary amounts or a given percentage of the bill. In some circumstances, such as with U.S. government workers, receiving of tips is illegal. A service charge is sometimes added to bills in restaurants and similar establishments. Tipping may not be expected when a fee is explicitly charged for the service. In the US and Canada, tax audits of servers have shown that servers significantly underreport their tip income. In the US, employers may not allocate tips to themselves. Federal law permits employers to include tip wage towards satisfying the difference between employees' hourly wage and minimum wage. A tip pool cannot be allocated to employees who do not customarily and regularly receive tips. These non-eligible employees include dishwashers, cooks, chefs, and janitors.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. tip

    See pitch.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TIP' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4723

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TIP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3112

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TIP' in Nouns Frequency: #1353

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TIP' in Verbs Frequency: #799

Translations for TIP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to (make something) slant

The boat tipped to one side.

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