from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To walk or move quietly on one's toes.
- n. The tip of a toe.
- adj. Standing or walking on one's toes.
- adj. Stealthy; wary.
- adv. On one's toes.
- adv. Stealthily; warily.
- idiom on tiptoe Full of anticipation; eager: The children were on tiptoe before the birthday party.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Alternative spelling of tip-toe.
- n. The tips of one's toes collectively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The end, or tip, of the toe.
- adj. Being on tiptoe, or as on tiptoe; hence, raised as high as possible; lifted up; exalted; also, alert.
- adj. Noiseless; stealthy.
- intransitive v. To step or walk on tiptoe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tip of a toe: used in the plural, with reference to posture or movement on the ends (balls) of the toes of both feet, literally or figuratively.
- n. The ends of the toes collectively; the forward extremity of the foot, or of the feet jointly: in the phrase on tiptoe (a tiptoe), indicating cautious or mincing movement, or a stretching up to the greatest possible height: also used figuratively.
- To go or move on the tips of the toes, or with a mincing gait, as from caution or eagerness.
- On tiptoe, literally or figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise
- v. walk on one's toes
- adv. on tiptoe or as if on tiptoe
- n. the tip of a toe
From tip. (Wiktionary)