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Definitions of tip

tip1 (tɪp

Definitions

noun

  1. the extreme end of something, esp a narrow or pointed end
  2. the top or summit
  3. a small piece forming an extremity or end   ⇒  ■ a metal tip on a cane

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verb

Word forms:   tips,  tipping or ,  tipped
(transitive)
  1. to adorn or mark the tip of
  2. to cause to form a tip

Derived Forms

ˈtipless  adjective

Word Origin

C15: from Old Norse typpa; related to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tip

tip2 (tɪp

Definitions

verb

Word forms:   tips,  tipping or ,  tipped
  1. to tilt or cause to tilt
  2. usually foll by over or up to tilt or cause to tilt, so as to overturn or fall
  3. (British) to dump (rubbish, etc)
  4. See tip one's hat


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noun

  1. the act of tipping or the state of being tipped
  2. (British) a dump for refuse, etc

Derived Forms

ˈtippable  adjective

Word Origin

C14: of uncertain origin; related to top1, topple

Synonyms

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= pour, drop, empty, dump, drain, spill, discharge, unload, jettison, offload, slop (informal), slosh (informal), decant
= dump, empty, ditch (slang), unload, pour out
= dump, midden, rubbish heap, refuse heap

tip3 (tɪp

Definitions

noun

  1. a payment given for services in excess of the standard charge; gratuity
  2. a helpful hint, warning, or other piece of information
  3. a piece of inside information, esp in betting or investing

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verb

Word forms:   tips,  tipping or ,  tipped
  1. to give a tip to (a person)

Word Origin

C18: perhaps from tip4

Synonyms

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= gratuity, gift, reward, present, sweetener (informal), perquisite, baksheesh, pourboire (French)
= hint, suggestion, piece of information, piece of advice, gen (British) (informal), pointer, piece of inside information, heads up (US) ( & Canadian)
= reward, remunerate, give a tip to, sweeten (informal)
= predict, back, recommend, think of

tip4 (tɪp

Definitions

verb

Word forms:   tips,  tipping or ,  tipped
(transitive)
  1. to hit or strike lightly
  2. to hit (a ball) indirectly so that it glances off the bat in cricket

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noun

  1. a light blow
  2. a glancing hit in cricket

Word Origin

C13: perhaps from Low German tippen

Translations for 'tip'

  • British English: tip The tip of something long and narrow is the end of it....the tips of his fingers.tɪp NOUNend
  • Arabic: طَرَفٌ مُدَبَّب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ponta
  • Chinese: 尖稍
  • Croatian: vrh
  • Czech: špičkakonec
  • Danish: spids
  • Dutch: tipje
  • European Spanish: punta
  • Finnish: kärki
  • French: bout
  • German: Spitze
  • Greek: άκρη
  • Italian: estremità
  • Japanese: 先端end of object
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: tupp
  • Polish: koniuszek
  • Portuguese: ponta
  • Romanian: vârf vârfuri
  • Russian: кончик
  • Spanish: punta
  • Swedish: spets
  • Thai: จุดปลายสุด
  • Turkish: kalem/dil
  • Ukrainian: кінчик
  • Vietnamese: đầucủa vật
  • British English: tip If you give someone such as a waiter a tip, you give them some money for their services.I gave the barber a tip.tɪp NOUNgratuity
  • Arabic: بَقْشِيش
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gorjeta
  • Chinese: 小费
  • Croatian: napojnica
  • Czech: spropitné
  • Danish: drikkepenge
  • Dutch: fooisuggestie
  • European Spanish: consejo práctico
  • Finnish: vihje
  • French: pourboire
  • German: Tipp Tipps
  • Greek: υπόδειξη
  • Italian: mancia
  • Japanese: チップ suggestion
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: tips
  • Polish: wskazówka
  • Portuguese: gorjeta
  • Romanian: bacșiș bacșișuri
  • Russian: намек
  • Spanish: propina
  • Swedish: tips
  • Thai: ข้อคิดเห็นที่มีประโยชน์
  • Turkish: bahşiş
  • Ukrainian: чайові
  • Vietnamese: tiền boa
  • British English: tip A tip is a useful piece of advice.A good tip is to buy the most expensive lens you can afford.tɪp NOUNhint
  • Arabic: نَصِيحَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dica
  • Chinese: 诀窍
  • Croatian: prijedlog
  • Czech: tip
  • Danish: tip
  • Dutch: tip
  • European Spanish: propina
  • Finnish: juomaraha
  • French: tuyau
  • German: Trinkgeld
  • Greek: φιλοδώρημα
  • Italian: suggerimento
  • Japanese: 助言心づけ
  • Korean: 힌트
  • Norwegian: tips
  • Polish: napiwek
  • Portuguese: dica
  • Romanian: pont ponturi
  • Russian: чаевые
  • Spanish: consejo
  • Swedish: dricks
  • Thai: การให้เงินรางวัล
  • Turkish: öğüt
  • Ukrainian: порада
  • Vietnamese: mẹo vặt
  • British English: tip If an object or part of your body tips, or if you tip it, it moves into a sloping position with one end or side higher than the other.She had to tip her head back to see him.tɪp VERBincline
  • Arabic: يـُميلُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: inclinar
  • Chinese: 倾斜
  • Croatian: dati napojnicu
  • Czech: naklonit (se) naklánět (se)
  • Danish: tippe
  • Dutch: doen kantelen
  • European Spanish: ladear
  • Finnish: kallistaa
  • French: pencher
  • German: Trinkgeld geben
  • Greek: φιλοδωρώ
  • Italian: inclinare
  • Japanese: 傾ける 心づけ
  • Korean: 팁을 주다
  • Norwegian: tipse
  • Polish: dać napiwek dawać napiwek
  • Portuguese: inclinar
  • Romanian: a apleca
  • Russian: давать на чай
  • Spanish: ladear
  • Swedish: ge dricks
  • Thai: ทำให้เอียง
  • Turkish: yatırmak
  • Ukrainian: нахиляти(ся) нахилити(ся)
  • Vietnamese: nghiêng
  • British English: tip If you tip someone such as a waiter, you give them some money for their services.Do you really think it's customary to tip the waiters?tɪp VERBgive money to
  • Arabic: يُعْطِيُ بَقْشِيشاً ل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dar gorjeta
  • Chinese: 给小费
  • Croatian: nagnuti
  • Czech: dát spropitné dávat spropitné
  • Danish: give drikkepenge
  • Dutch: fooi geven
  • European Spanish: dar propina
  • Finnish: antaa tippiä
  • French: donner un pourboire
  • German: kippen
  • Greek: ανατρέπω
  • Italian: dare la mancia
  • Japanese: チップをやる incline
  • Korean: (...을) 기울이다경사
  • Norwegian: vippe
  • Polish: przechylić przechylać
  • Portuguese: dar gorjeta
  • Romanian: a da bacșiș
  • Russian: наклонять
  • Spanish: dar propina
  • Swedish: tippaluta
  • Thai: ให้เงินรางวัล
  • Turkish: bahşiş vermekdökmek
  • Ukrainian: давати чайові дати чайові
  • Vietnamese: boa

Example Sentences Including 'tip'

From the tip of her eye, down her cheek, to her mouth; I made a mental note to notice it outside.
Vanessa Jones THE KINDEST USE A KNIFE (2002)
The man shrugged, then ate the ham off the tip of the knife.
Mark Mills AMAGANSETT (2004)
Hartnell listened, the tip of his finger touched to his lips.
Peter Robinson AFTERMATH (2001)

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