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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"


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Valerie Jarrett:

    That number is the tip of the iceberg.

  2. Giovanni Olivieri:

    We're afraid this is the tip of the iceberg.

  3. Lao Tzu:

    He who tip-toes cannot stand he who strides cannot walk.

  4. Sharyl Wood:

    We have an anonymous tip line the students could have used to make a report.

  5. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

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Translations for TIP

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • أسلة, بقشيش, إخبارية, إكرامية, بخشيشArabic
  • бакшишBulgarian
  • punxa, punta, propina, indiciCatalan, Valencian
  • spropitnéCzech
  • ein Trinkgeld geben, Spitze, Trinkgeld, TippGerman
  • κορυφή, αιχμή, φιλοδώρημα, [[δίνω]] [[φιλοδώρημα]]Greek
  • pintoEsperanto
  • propina, dar propinaSpanish
  • نوک, توکPersian
  • tippi, kärki, juomaraha, neuvoFinnish
  • bonne-main, conseil, pointe, pourliche, astuce, extrémité, bout, décharge, pourboire, tuyauFrench
  • síneadh láimheIrish
  • gliocasScottish Gaelic
  • שפיץ, קצה, תשר, רמזHebrew
  • borravaló, tippHungarian
  • ծայրArmenian
  • drinkopekunio, gratifiketoIdo
  • punta, discarica, mancia, estremità, lasciare manciaItalian
  • タバコ銭, 心づけ, 先, チップ, 助言, 先端, 祝儀, 内報Japanese
  • წვერიGeorgian
  • نووکKurdish
  • DrénkgeldLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • arbat pinigusLithuanian
  • kūreitanga, pōkanekane, tīwhiri, kāmata, hiku, takohaMāori
  • бакшишMacedonian
  • vuilnisbelt, stortplaats, drinkgeld, hint, punt, stort, fooi, tip, tippenDutch
  • czubek, napiwek, wskazówkaPolish
  • gorjeta, dica, pico, ponta, [[dar]] [[gorjeta]]Portuguese
  • bacșișRomanian
  • наконечник, чаевые, наводка, намёк, совет, остриё, свалка, подсказка, кончик, отвалRussian
  • bakšiš, бакшишSerbo-Croatian
  • nechať sprepitné, hrot, tringelt, rada, špica, sprepitné, tipSlovak
  • tips, spets, tipp, dricks, tippa, soptippSwedish
  • kiinua mgongoSwahili
  • మొనTelugu
  • püf noktaTurkish
  • bo, tiền bo, tiền thưởngVietnamese
  • givön drinamoni, drinamonVolapük
  • copete, ponteWalloon
  • umbhanselo, isihloko, umbhanso, ithiphuZulu

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