Definitions of tip

  1. to incline or bend from a vertical position; " She leaned over the banister"
  2. a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered ( as by a waiter)
  3. give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the agreed- on compensation; " Remember to tip the waiter"
  4. an indication of potential opportunity; " he got a tip on the stock market"; " a good lead for a job"
  5. the top point of a mountain or hill; " the view from the peak was magnificent"; " they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"
  6. a V shape; " the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
  7. the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  8. mark with a tip; " tip the arrow with the small stone"
  9. walk on one's toes
  10. cause to tip or tilt
  11. remove the tip from; " tip artichokes"
  12. give insider information or advise to; " He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot"
  13. strike lightly; " He tapped me on the shoulder"
  14. cause to tilt; " tip the screen upward"
  15. give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the agreed- on compensation; " Remember to tip the waiter"; " fee the steward"
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
  19. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
  20. Rubbish thrown from a quarry.
  21. To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver.
  22. To strike slightly; to tap.
  23. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant.
  24. To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt; as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart.
  25. To fall on, or incline to, one side.
  26. A light touch or blow; a tap.
  27. A gift; a douceur; a fee.
  28. A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like.
  29. A point or end of anything small; nozzle; colloquially, a small fee or present; as, a tip to a walter; colloquially, a private hint, especially in betting.
  30. To slant or tilt; to form a point to; cover the end of; strike lightly; colloquially, to give a private hint to; colloquially, give a small present to, as a waiter.
  31. To lean, slant, or fall over.
  32. Tipped.
  33. Tipping.
  34. The top or point of anything small: the end.
  35. To form a point to: to cover the tip or end of:- pr. p. tipping; pa. t. and pa. p. tipped.
  36. The extreme end; point.
  37. To form a tip to; cover the tip of.
  38. To lean; tilt.
  39. To tap.
  40. To give a small gratuity, or secret information ( to).
  41. The point or extremity of anything tapering; end.
  42. A small gift of money; a helpful hint.
  43. The small pointed extremity of anything; an auther.
  44. To form a point to; to cover the tip, top or end of; to tap; to lower one end; to cant.
  45. To fall headlong; to die. To tip the wink, to wink to another as a sign.
  46. The point or extremity of anything small; the end; a slight blow; a hint; a small present in money.

Usage examples for tip

  1. The sensitive tip of the bill by which the duck can feel the food. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  2. There is only one straight tip for Belgium- have a car, and understand it yourself. – My War Experiences in Two Continents by Sarah Macnaughtan
  3. But thanks for the tip about the dog. – Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery by Joan Clark
  4. Do you know that you cost me the tip of my nose, an eye, and an ear, as you may see? – Candide by Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell
  5. When it is to be displayed at half- mast only, it should be raised to the tip of the staff and then lowered halfway. – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway
  6. He says she's got a tip- top voice and plenty of execution. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  7. I wanted to tip you off to keep away from the young woman you ate breakfast with. – Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant by Hugh S. Fullerton
  8. His mouth was underneath the middle of his body, a small red eye lay at the tip of each ray- arm. – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes
  9. I'm givin' you a tip I wouldn't give anybody else. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  10. You've had a tip as to what may be going on here, while I'm working in the dark. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  11. Tip- top people, I suppose? – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  12. " Pardon me, sir, but wouldn't it be a tip- top idea to have it out with the Schmicks to- night? – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  13. I was afraid he'd see you tip me to come up. – Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant by Hugh S. Fullerton
  14. What is the use of a grandfather if it isn't to tip one every now and then? – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  15. My horse was in the same barn with Abe's and Bill promised to tip me off when Abe was ready to start. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  16. Why didn't you ask him for a tip? – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  17. I looked forward to printing an issue of fifty thousand copies on the Tuesday morning, the Cup Day, giving the last and final and correct tip for that great race. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  18. Why it wouldn't stay on the very tip of your ear, it's so small. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various