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tip1 (tɪp Pronunciation for tip1

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

verb

Word forms:  tips,  tipping,  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 Pronunciation for tip2

Definitions

verb

Word forms:  tips,  tipping,  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

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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= dump, empty, ditch, unload, pour out
= dump, midden, rubbish heap, refuse heap

tip3 (tɪp Pronunciation for tip3

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

verb

Word forms:  tips,  tipping,  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, perquisite, baksheesh, pourboire
= hint, suggestion, piece of information, piece of advice, gen, pointer, piece of inside information, heads up
= reward, remunerate, give a tip to, sweeten
= predict, back, recommend, think of

tip4 (tɪp Pronunciation for tip4

Definitions

verb

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

noun

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

Word Origin

C13: perhaps from Low German tippen

Translations for 'tip'

  • British English: tipPronunciation for tip The tip of something long and narrow is the end of it....the tips of his fingers.tɪp NOUNend
  • Arabic: طَرَفٌ مُدَبَّبPronunciation for طَرَفٌ مُدَبَّب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pontaPronunciation for ponta
  • Chinese: 尖稍Pronunciation for 尖稍
  • Croatian: vrhPronunciation for vrh
  • Czech: špičkaPronunciation for špičkakonec
  • Danish: spidsPronunciation for spids
  • Dutch: tipjePronunciation for tipje
  • European Spanish: puntaPronunciation for punta
  • Finnish: kärkiPronunciation for kärki
  • French: boutPronunciation for bout
  • German: SpitzePronunciation for Spitze
  • Greek: άκρηPronunciation for άκρη
  • Italian: estremitàPronunciation for estremità
  • Japanese: 先端Pronunciation for 先端end of object
  • Korean: Pronunciation for 끝
  • Norwegian: tuppPronunciation for tupp
  • Polish: koniuszekPronunciation for koniuszek
  • Portuguese: pontaPronunciation for ponta
  • Romanian: vârf vârfuri
  • Russian: кончикPronunciation for кончик
  • Spanish: puntaPronunciation for punta
  • Swedish: spetsPronunciation for spets
  • Thai: จุดปลายสุดPronunciation for จุดปลายสุด
  • Turkish: Pronunciation for uçkalem/dil
  • Ukrainian: кінчик
  • Vietnamese: đầuPronunciation for đầucủa vật
  • British English: tipPronunciation for 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: بَقْشِيشPronunciation for بَقْشِيش
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gorjetaPronunciation for gorjeta
  • Chinese: 小费Pronunciation for 小费
  • Croatian: napojnicaPronunciation for napojnica
  • Czech: spropitnéPronunciation for spropitné
  • Danish: drikkepengePronunciation for drikkepenge
  • Dutch: fooiPronunciation for fooisuggestie
  • European Spanish: consejo prácticoPronunciation for consejo práctico
  • Finnish: vihjePronunciation for vihje
  • French: pourboirePronunciation for pourboire
  • German: TippPronunciation for Tipp Tipps
  • Greek: υπόδειξηPronunciation for υπόδειξη
  • Italian: manciaPronunciation for mancia
  • Japanese: チップ Pronunciation for チップsuggestion
  • Korean: Pronunciation for 팁
  • Norwegian: tipsPronunciation for tips
  • Polish: wskazówkaPronunciation for wskazówka
  • Portuguese: gorjetaPronunciation for gorjeta
  • Romanian: bacșiș bacșișuri
  • Russian: намекPronunciation for намек
  • Spanish: propinaPronunciation for propina
  • Swedish: tipsPronunciation for tips
  • Thai: ข้อคิดเห็นที่มีประโยชน์Pronunciation for ข้อคิดเห็นที่มีประโยชน์
  • Turkish: bahşişPronunciation for bahşiş
  • Ukrainian: чайові
  • Vietnamese: tiền boaPronunciation for tiền boa
  • British English: tipPronunciation for 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: نَصِيحَةPronunciation for نَصِيحَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dicaPronunciation for dica
  • Chinese: 诀窍Pronunciation for 诀窍
  • Croatian: prijedlogPronunciation for prijedlog
  • Czech: tipPronunciation for tip
  • Danish: tipPronunciation for tip
  • Dutch: tipPronunciation for tip
  • European Spanish: propinaPronunciation for propina
  • Finnish: juomarahaPronunciation for juomaraha
  • French: tuyauPronunciation for tuyau
  • German: TrinkgeldPronunciation for Trinkgeld
  • Greek: φιλοδώρημαPronunciation for φιλοδώρημα
  • Italian: suggerimentoPronunciation for suggerimento
  • Japanese: 助言Pronunciation for 助言心づけ
  • Korean: 힌트Pronunciation for 힌트
  • Norwegian: tipsPronunciation for tips
  • Polish: napiwekPronunciation for napiwek
  • Portuguese: dicaPronunciation for dica
  • Romanian: pont ponturi
  • Russian: чаевыеPronunciation for чаевые
  • Spanish: consejoPronunciation for consejo
  • Swedish: dricksPronunciation for dricks
  • Thai: การให้เงินรางวัลPronunciation for การให้เงินรางวัล
  • Turkish: öğütPronunciation for öğüt
  • Ukrainian: порада
  • Vietnamese: mẹo vặtPronunciation for mẹo vặt
  • British English: tipPronunciation for 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: يـُميلُPronunciation for يـُميلُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: inclinarPronunciation for inclinar
  • Chinese: 倾斜Pronunciation for 倾斜
  • Croatian: dati napojnicuPronunciation for dati napojnicu
  • Czech: naklonit (se)Pronunciation for naklonit (se) naklánět (se)
  • Danish: tippePronunciation for tippe
  • Dutch: doen kantelenPronunciation for doen kantelen
  • European Spanish: ladearPronunciation for ladear
  • Finnish: kallistaaPronunciation for kallistaa
  • French: pencherPronunciation for pencher
  • German: Trinkgeld gebenPronunciation for Trinkgeld geben
  • Greek: φιλοδωρώPronunciation for φιλοδωρώ
  • Italian: inclinarePronunciation for inclinare
  • Japanese: 傾ける Pronunciation for 傾ける心づけ
  • Korean: 팁을 주다Pronunciation for 팁을 주다
  • Norwegian: tipsePronunciation for tipse
  • Polish: dać napiwekPronunciation for dać napiwek dawać napiwek
  • Portuguese: inclinarPronunciation for inclinar
  • Romanian: a apleca
  • Russian: давать на чайPronunciation for давать на чай
  • Spanish: ladearPronunciation for ladear
  • Swedish: ge dricksPronunciation for ge dricks
  • Thai: ทำให้เอียงPronunciation for ทำให้เอียง
  • Turkish: yatırmakPronunciation for yatırmak
  • Ukrainian: нахиляти(ся) нахилити(ся)
  • Vietnamese: nghiêngPronunciation for nghiêng
  • British English: tipPronunciation for 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 Pronunciation for يُعْطِيُ بَقْشِيشاً ل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dar gorjetaPronunciation for dar gorjeta
  • Chinese: 给小费Pronunciation for 给小费
  • Croatian: nagnutiPronunciation for nagnuti
  • Czech: dát spropitnéPronunciation for dát spropitné dávat spropitné
  • Danish: give drikkepengePronunciation for give drikkepenge
  • Dutch: fooi gevenPronunciation for fooi geven
  • European Spanish: dar propinaPronunciation for dar propina
  • Finnish: antaa tippiäPronunciation for antaa tippiä
  • French: donner un pourboirePronunciation for donner un pourboire
  • German: kippenPronunciation for kippen
  • Greek: ανατρέπωPronunciation for ανατρέπω
  • Italian: dare la manciaPronunciation for dare la mancia
  • Japanese: チップをやる Pronunciation for チップをやるincline
  • Korean: (...을) 기울이다Pronunciation for (...을) 기울이다경사
  • Norwegian: vippePronunciation for vippe
  • Polish: przechylićPronunciation for przechylić przechylać
  • Portuguese: dar gorjetaPronunciation for dar gorjeta
  • Romanian: a da bacșiș
  • Russian: наклонятьPronunciation for наклонять
  • Spanish: dar propinaPronunciation for dar propina
  • Swedish: tippaPronunciation for tippaluta
  • Thai: ให้เงินรางวัลPronunciation for ให้เงินรางวัล
  • Turkish: bahşiş vermekPronunciation for bahşiş vermekdökmek
  • Ukrainian: давати чайові дати чайові
  • Vietnamese: boaPronunciation for boa

Example Sentences Including 'tip'

From seven to 17, he served and charmed the customers, even winning a handsome tip from arch Tory Teddy Taylor.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
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)
Hartnell listened, the tip of his finger touched to his lips.
Peter Robinson AFTERMATH (2001)
Its first tip is that we should recycle envelopes by using sticky labels for the new address.
Country Life (2004)
The Frenchman's right arm fell so that the cutlass tip struck the deck.
Bernard Cornwell SHARPE'S TRAFALGAR (2001)
The Humane Society is trying to find the woman who gave them the tip.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The man shrugged, then ate the ham off the tip of the knife.
Mark Mills AMAGANSETT (2004)
This sort of question, one feels, is not exactly on the tip of citizens ' tongues.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Yesterday, Rona spokesman Sylvain Morissette would not tip his hand about Rona's interest in buying Rno-Dpt.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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