Definitions for: Tip

[n] an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
[n] the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"
[n] the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
[n] a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
[n] a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
[v] mark with a tip; "tip the arrow with the small stone"
[v] walk on one's toes
[v] to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
[v] cause to tip or tilt
[v] give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the agreed-on compensation; "Remember to tip the waiter"

Webster (1913) Definition: Tip, n. [Akin to D. & Dan. tip, LG. & Sw. tipp, G. zipfel,
and probably to E. tap a plug, a pipe.]
1. 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.

To the very tip of the nose. --Shak.

2. 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. (Hat Manuf.) A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the
inside of a hat crown.

4. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by
gilders in lifting gold leaf.

5. Rubbish thrown from a quarry.

Tip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tipped; p. pr. & vb. n.
To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as,
to tip anything with gold or silver.

With truncheon tipped with iron head. --Hudibras.

Tipped with jet, Fair ermines spotless as the snows
they press. --Thomson.

Tip, v. t. [Cf. LG. tippen to tap, Sw. tippa, and E. tap
to strike gently.]
1. To strike slightly; to tap.

A third rogue tips me by the elbow. --Swift.

2. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to;
as, to tip a servant. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.

3. To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt;
as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart.

To tip off, to pour out, as liquor.

To tip over, to overturn.

To tip the wink, to direct a wink; to give a hint or
suggestion by, or as by, a wink. [Slang] --Pope.

To tip up, to turn partly over by raising one end.

Tip, v. i.
To fall on, or incline to, one side. --Bunyan.

To tip off, to fall off by tipping.

Tip, n. [See Tip to strike slightly, and cf. Tap a
slight blow.]
1. A light touch or blow; a tap.

2. A gift; a douceur; a fee. [Colloq.]

3. A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse
race, or the like. [Sporting Cant]

Synonyms: angle, backsheesh, baksheesh, bakshis, bakshish, bung, confidential information, crest, crown, gratuity, hint, lead, lean, peak, peak, point, pourboire, slant, steer, summit, tilt, tippytoe, tiptoe, top, wind

See Also: alpenstock, arrowhead, bank, bend, blade, bowl over, brand, brow, Christmas box, cone, cone shape, conoid, convex shape, convexity, counsel, counseling, counselling, cusp, direction, end, fingertip, flex, fringe benefit, gift, give, guidance, head, hilltop, incline, knife, knock over, lean against, lean back, lean on, list, mark, mountain peak, overturn, pencil, perk, perquisite, pinnacle, pitch, place, present, recline, reorient, rest on, slope, spot, steel, sword, tip over, tiptoe, topographic point, turn over, upset, walk, weather, widow's peak

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