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Noun: tip  tip
  1. The extreme end of something; especially something pointed
     
  2. A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    - gratuity, pourboire, baksheesh, bakshish, bakshis, backsheesh
     
  3. An indication of potential opportunity
    "he got a tip on the stock market";
    - lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint
     
  4. A V shape
    "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp tips";
    - point, peak
     
  5. The highest or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock";
    - peak, crown, crest, top, summit
     
  6. [Brit] A piece of land where waste materials are dumped
    - dump, garbage dump [N. Amer], trash dump [N. Amer], rubbish dump [Brit], wasteyard, waste-yard, dumpsite [N. Amer]
     
  7. A small piece of useful advice or information
    - hint, pointer
Verb: tip (tipped,tipping)  tip
  1. Cause to tilt
    "tip the screen upward"
     
  2. Mark with a tip
    "tip the arrow with the small stone"
     
  3. Give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
    "Remember to tip the waiter";
    - fee, bung
     
  4. Cause to topple or tumble by pushing
    - topple, tumble
     
  5. To incline or bend from a vertical position
    - lean, tilt, slant, angle
     
  6. Walk on one's toes
    - tiptoe, tippytoe [N. Amer]
     
  7. Strike lightly
    - tap
     
  8. Give insider information or advise to
    "He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot";
    - tip off
     
  9. Remove the tip from
    "tip artichokes"
     
  10. [Brit] Rain heavily
    "Put on your rain coat-- it's tipping outside!";
    - pour, pelt, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets, chuck [Brit], chuck it down [Brit], teem, bucket [Brit]

Derived forms: tipping, tipped, tips

See also: tip over

Type of: advise, bend, convex shape, convexity, counsel, counseling [US], counselling [Brit, Cdn], direction, end, flex, force, fringe benefit, gift, give, guidance, land site, mark, perk, perquisite, place, present, push, rain, rain down, rede [archaic], remove, reorient, site, spot, strike, take, take away, terminal, topographic point, walk, withdraw

Part of: alpenstock, arrowhead, blade, brand, cone, cone shape, conoid, knife, pencil, steel, sword

Encyclopedia: Tip, ring and sleeve