Definition of Tip

1. Noun. The extreme end of something; especially something pointed.

Specialized synonyms: Fingertip, Tiptoe, Beak
Generic synonyms: End, Terminal

2. Verb. Cause to tilt. "Tip the screen upward"
Generic synonyms: Reorient
Specialized synonyms: Bank
Derivative terms: Tipper

3. Noun. A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter).
Exact synonyms: Backsheesh, Baksheesh, Bakshis, Bakshish, Gratuity, Pourboire
Generic synonyms: Fringe Benefit, Perk, Perquisite
Specialized synonyms: Christmas Box

4. Verb. Mark with a tip. "Tip the arrow with the small stone"
Generic synonyms: Mark

5. Noun. An indication of potential opportunity. "A good lead for a job"
Exact synonyms: Confidential Information, Hint, Lead, Steer, Wind
Generic synonyms: Counsel, Counseling, Counselling, Direction, Guidance
Derivative terms: Hint, Steer, Tipster

6. Verb. Give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on. "Fee the steward"
Exact synonyms: Bung, Fee
Generic synonyms: Gift, Give, Present
Derivative terms: Tipper

7. Noun. A V shape. "The cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
Exact synonyms: Peak, Point
Group relationships: Alpenstock, Arrowhead, Knife, Pencil, Blade, Brand, Steel, Sword, Cone, Cone Shape, Conoid
Specialized synonyms: Widow's Peak, Cusp, Head
Generic synonyms: Convex Shape, Convexity
Derivative terms: Point

8. Verb. Cause to topple or tumble by pushing.
Exact synonyms: Topple, Tumble
Generic synonyms: Force, Push
Derivative terms: Tumble

9. Noun. The top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill). "The region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
Exact synonyms: Crest, Crown, Peak, Summit, Top
Specialized synonyms: Brow, Hilltop, Pinnacle, Mountain Peak
Generic synonyms: Place, Spot, Topographic Point
Derivative terms: Crest, Summit, Top, Top

10. Verb. To incline or bend from a vertical position. "She leaned over the banister"
Exact synonyms: Angle, Lean, Slant, Tilt
Generic synonyms: Bend, Flex
Specialized synonyms: Incline, Pitch, Slope, Weather, Heel, List, Lean Back, Recline
Derivative terms: Angle, Lean, Leaner, Slant, Tilt, Tilt
Also: Lean Against, Lean On, Tip Over, Tip Over

11. Verb. Walk on one's toes. "The children tip to the playground"
Exact synonyms: Tippytoe, Tiptoe
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Tiptoe

12. Verb. Strike lightly. ; "He tapped me on the shoulder"
Exact synonyms: Tap
Specialized synonyms: Percuss
Generic synonyms: Strike
Derivative terms: Tap, Tap, Tap, Tapper

13. Verb. Give insider information or advise to. "Sam cannot tip Sue "; "He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot"
Exact synonyms: Tip Off
Generic synonyms: Advise, Counsel, Rede
Derivative terms: Tip-off

14. Verb. Remove the tip from. "Tip artichokes"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

Definition of Tip

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver.

3. v. t. To strike slightly; to tap.

4. v. i. To fall on, or incline to, one side.

5. n. A light touch or blow; a tap.

Definition of Tip

1. Noun. The extreme top of something, especially when pointed; e.g. the sharp end of a pencil. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

2. Noun. A piece of metal, fabric or other material used to cover the top of something for protection, utility or decoration. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (music) the end of a bow of a stringed instrument that is not held ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To provide with a tip; to cover the tip of. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To knock over; to make fall down, to overturn. (defdate from early 14th c.) ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To fall over. (defdate from earlier 16th c.) ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To be, or come to be, in a tilted or sloping position; to become unbalanced. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

8. Verb. (transitive slang dated) To drink. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To dump (refuse). (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

10. Verb. (American English) (transitive) To pour a libation, particularly from a forty of malt liquor. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To deflect with one's fingers, especially one's fingertips ¹

12. Noun. (context: skittles obsolete) The knocking over of a skittle. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

13. Noun. An act of tipping up or tilting. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

14. Noun. (New Zealand British Australia) An area or a place for dumping something, such as rubbish or refuse, as from a mine; a heap (see tipple); a dump. (defdate from 19th c.); a recycling centre ¹

15. Noun. (colloquial) A very untidy place. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

16. Noun. The act of deflecting with one's fingers, especially the fingertips ¹

17. Verb. (rare) To hit quickly and lightly; to tap. (defdate from later 15th c.) ¹

18. Noun. (rare) A light blow or tap. (defdate from later 16th c.) ¹

19. Verb. To give a small gratuity to, especially to an employee of someone who provides a service. (defdate from early 18th c.) ¹

20. Verb. (context: thieves' slang) To give, pass. (defdate from early 17th c.) ¹

21. Noun. A gratuity; a small amount of money left for a bartender, waiter, taxi driver or other servant as a token of appreciation. (defdate from mid-18th c.) ¹

22. Noun. A piece of private or secret information, especially imparted by someone with expert knowledge about sporting odds, business performance etc. (defdate from mid-19th c.) ¹

23. Verb. To give a piece of private information to; to inform (someone) of a clue, secret knowledge, etc. (defdate from later 19th c.) ¹

24. Noun. (AAVE) A kick or phase; one's current habits or behaviour. ¹

25. Noun. (AAVE) A particular arena or sphere of interest; a front. ¹

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Definition of Tip

1. to tilt [v TIPPED, TIPPING, TIPS] - See also: tilt

Medical Definition of Tip

1. 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. 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. Origin: Akin to D. & Dan. Tip, LG. & Sw. Tipp, G. Zipfel, and probably to E. Tap a plug, a pipe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tip

tip (current term)
tip-top table
tip credit
tip credits
tip in
tip of auricle
tip of elbow
tip of nose
tip of posterior horn

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