American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The end of a pointed or projecting object.
- n. A piece or an attachment, such as a cap or ferrule, meant to be fitted to the end of something else: the barbed tip of a harpoon.
- v. To furnish with a tip.
- v. To cover or decorate the tip of: tip strawberries with chocolate.
- v. To remove the tip of: tip artichokes.
- v. To dye the ends of (hair or fur) in order to blend or improve appearance.
- tip in Printing To attach (an insert) in a book by gluing along the binding edge: tip in a color plate.
- v. To push or knock over; overturn or topple: bumped the table and tipped a vase.
- v. To move to a slanting position; tilt: tipped the sideview mirror slightly downward; a weight that tipped the balance.
- v. To touch or raise (one's hat) in greeting.
- v. Chiefly British To empty (something) by overturning; dump.
- v. Chiefly British To dump (rubbish, for example).
- v. To topple over; overturn.
- v. To become tilted; slant. See Synonyms at slant.
- n. The act of tipping.
- n. A tilt or slant; an incline.
- n. Chiefly British An area or a place for dumping something, such as rubbish or refuse, as from a mine.
- idiom. tip (one's) hand To reveal one's resources or intentions.
- idiom. tip the scales To register weight (at a certain amount).
- idiom. tip the scales To offset the balance of a situation.
- v. To strike gently; tap.
- v. Baseball To hit (a pitched ball) with the side of the bat so that it glances off.
- v. Sports To tap or deflect (a ball or puck, for example), especially in scoring.
- v. Sports To deflect or glance off. Used of a ball or puck.
- v. Lower Southern U.S. To tiptoe.
- n. A light blow; a tap.
- n. Baseball A pitched ball that is tipped: a foul tip.
- n. A small sum of money given to someone for performing a service; a gratuity.
- n. A piece of confidential, advance, or inside information: got a tip on the next race.
- n. A helpful hint: a column of tips on gardening.
- v. To give a tip to: tipped the waiter generously.
- v. To give as a tip: He tipped a dollar and felt that it was enough.
- v. To provide with a piece of confidential, advance, or inside information: a disgruntled gang member who tipped the police to the planned robbery.
- v. To give tips or a tip: one who tips lavishly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horseshoe which covers only the front half of the hoof, with the branches tapered to an edge.
- To throw up (wool or cotton) so that it will fall in bunches
- n. The upper extremity or top part of anything that is long and slender, tapering, or thin, especially if more or less pointed or rounded: as, the tip of a spire or of a spear; any pointed, tapering, or rounded end or extremity; the outer or exposed termination of anything running to or approximating a point: as, the tip of the tongue; the tips of the fingers; the tip of an arrow (the apex of the arrow-head), of a cigar, or of a pen.
- n. A small piece or part attached to or forming the extremity of something; an end-piece, an attached point, a ferrule, or the like: as, the iron or copper tips of some shoes; the tip of a scabbard; the tip of a gas-burner; the tip of a stamen (the anther).
- n. The upper part of the crown of a hat.
- n. The upper part of the lining of a hat.
- n. A tool made of pasteboard and long fine hair, used by gilders, as to lay the gold upon the edges of a book; also, a piece of wood covered with Canton flannel, used by book-stampers.
- n. The separate piece or section of a jointed fishing-rod from the point of which the line runs off the rod through an eye, loop, or ring; a top. A tip made of split bamboo is called a quartersection tip, and by English makers a rent and glued tip. The soft inner part of the bamboo is removed, and only the hard, elastic exterior is used.
- n. Same as foothold, 2.
- To form, constitute, or cover the tip of; make or put a tip to; cause to appear as a tip, top, or extremity.
- To strike or hit lightly; tap.
- To turn from a perpendicular position, as a solid object; cause to lean or slant; tilt; cant: usually implying but slight effort: as, to tip a bottle or a cart to discharge its contents; to tip a table or a chair.
- To overthrow; overturn.
- To throw lightly to another; direct toward; give; communicate: as, to tip one a copper.
- To give private information to in regard to chances, as in betting or speculation.
- To make a slight gift of money to; gratify with a small present of money, as a child; especially, to make a present of money to (a servant or employee of another), nominally for a service, actual or pretended, rendered or expected to be rendered by such servant or employee in the course of his duty, and for which he is also paid by his employer.
- In music, same as tongue, 3.
- To lean or slant from the perpendicular; incline downward or to one side; slant over: as, a carriage tips on an uneven road; to tip first one way and then the other.
- To give tips or gratuities.
- n. A light stroke; a tap; in base-ball. a light hitting of the ball with the bat. See foul tip, below.
- n. A tram or other large container contrived for the rapid transfer of coal by tipping out a whole load of it at once.
- n. A place or receptacle for the deposit of something by tipping; a place into which garbage or other refuse is tipped; a dump.
- n. Private or secret information for the benefit of the person to whom it is imparted; especially, a hint or communication pointing to success in a bet or a speculative venture of any kind, as in horse-racing, the buying and selling of stocks or other property, etc.
- n. A small present of money; a gratuity; especially, a present of money made to a servant or employee of another, nominally for a service rendered or expected. See tip, transitive verb, 6.
- n. A draught of liquor.
- n. music The end of a bow of a stringed instrument that is not held.
- v. transitive To deflect with one′s fingers, especially one′s fingertips
- n. UK, Australia, New Zealand, by extension A recycling centre.
- n. The act of deflecting with one's fingers, especially the fingertips
- n. African American Vernacular A kick or phase; one's current habits or behaviour.
- n. African American Vernacular A particular arena or sphere of interest; a front.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The point or extremity of anything; a pointed or somewhat sharply rounded end; the end.
- n. An end piece or part; a piece, as a cap, nozzle, ferrule, or point, applied to the extreme end of anything
- n. (Hat Manuf.) A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
- n. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
- n. Rubbish thrown from a quarry.
- v. To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of.
- v. To strike slightly; to tap.
- v. colloq. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to.
- v. To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt.
- v. To fall on, or incline to, one side.
- n. A light touch or blow; a tap.
- n. colloq. A gift; a douceur; a fee.
- n. Sporting Cant A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like.
- n. a V shape
- n. the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
- v. strike lightly
- n. the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
- v. mark with a tip
- v. remove the tip from
- v. cause to topple or tumble by pushing
- n. a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
- v. give insider information or advise to
- v. cause to tilt
- v. give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
- n. an indication of potential opportunity
- v. walk on one's toes
- v. to incline or bend from a vertical position
- Probably from to tip ("give, pass") or to tip ("tap"), or a combination of the two. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English.Middle English tipen.From Middle English tippe, a tap, perhaps of Low German origin.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The lower portion of the sirloin, called the sirloin tip, is used for tip steaks or tip roast, but this is not a common cut in Mexico, and for a sirloin tip roast, order aguayón en trozo.”
“This tip is actually selective since some people find chairs that they just have to use first but generally, it is better to look for the table first.”
“Another tip is always carry some arrows with field points while on stand, if you want to shoot some small game to pass the time you don 't need to waste exspensive broadheads.”
“The other tip is always to add cold aubergines to very hot oil – never cold oil to hot aubergines.”
“To me, a tip is a way of saying - you provided me with a service, thanks for a job well done, the next time I'm here please don't spit in my food/put my eggs on the bottom of the bag/ruin my cuticles.”
“I find this label tip to be great as it allows one to accomplish one of the three R's,”
“My first thought too, the dief and why I put a title tip on the link to the publisher as a sort of warning if people wanted to avoid commercial promotion.”
“There's just no excuse to not have a stapler as a student, and this "tip" is about useless.”
“Just a question, before shooting the last shot with a broadhead, what kind of tip is used on the other shots?”
“And if the things included are not permitted then they will be taxed or the merchandise confiscated -- or at the very least they will be harrassed to the point of thinking that maybe a "tip" is in order here!”
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