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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tiptoeadjective

    the tip of a toe

  2. tiptoeverb

    walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise

    "moving with tiptoe steps"

  3. tiptoe, tip, tippytoeadverb

    walk on one's toes

  4. tiptoeadverb

    on tiptoe or as if on tiptoe

    "standing tiptoe"


  1. tiptoenoun

    The tips of one's toes collectively.

  2. tiptoeverb

    To walk quietly when only the tips of the toes touch the ground.

  3. tiptoeverb

    Alternative spelling of tip-toe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tiptoenoun

    the end, or tip, of the toe

  2. Tiptoeadjective

    being on tiptoe, or as on tiptoe; hence, raised as high as possible; lifted up; exalted; also, alert

  3. Tiptoeadjective

    noiseless; stealthy

  4. Tiptoeverb

    to step or walk on tiptoe


  1. Tiptoe

    Tiptoe describes the human body posture and locomotion of removing the heel of one or both feet from the ground. It is quite often used as a slang when the weight is placed on the balls of the feet, rather than literally the tips of the toes, although it could still be used in that case.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tiptoe

    tip′tō, n. the end of the toe.—adv. on tiptoe, literally or figuratively, through excitement, expectation, &c.—v.i. to walk on tiptoe, to go lightly and slyly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tiptoe in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tiptoe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of tiptoe in a Sentence

  1. Laurent Landi:

    Now kids sometimes, you don’t want to offend them, so you tiptoe.

  2. Dag Hammarskjöld:

    If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.

  3. Elizabeth Warren:

    We don't have to tiptoe anymore, we don't have to hedge our bets.

  4. Brian Stelter:

    There is definitely widespread recognition that Trumps behavior is getting worse, it seems hes acting more erratic more often. We cant tiptoe around it anymore. Weve got to talk about this.

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