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Tip meaning

tip - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. remove the tip from; " tip artichokes"
  2. 2. give insider information or advise to; " He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot"
  3. 3. strike lightly; " He tapped me on the shoulder"
  4. 4. cause to tilt; " tip the screen upward"
  5. 5. give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the agreed- on compensation; " Remember to tip the waiter"; " fee the steward"
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
  9. 9. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
  10. 10. Rubbish thrown from a quarry.
  11. 11. To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver.
  12. 12. To strike slightly; to tap.
  13. 13. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant.
  14. 14. To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt; as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart.
  15. 15. To fall on, or incline to, one side.
  16. 16. A light touch or blow; a tap.
  17. 17. A gift; a douceur; a fee.
  18. 18. A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like.
  19. 19. The extreme end; point.
  20. 20. To form a tip to; cover the tip of.

tip - examples of usage

  1. To tilt or tip is to throw out of a horizontal position by raising one side or end or lowering the other; the words are closely similar, but tilt suggests more of fluctuation or instability. Slant and slope are said of things somewhat fixed or permanent in a position out of the horizontal or perpendicular; the roof slants, the hill slopes. Incline is a more formal word for tip, and also for slant or slope. To cant is to set slantingly; in many cases tip and cant might be interchanged, but tip is more temporary, often momentary; one tips a pail so that the water flows over the edge; a mechanic cants a table by making or setting one side higher than the other. A vessel careens in the wind; lists, usually, from shifting of cargo, from water in the hold, etc. Careening is always toward one side or the other; listing may be forward or astern as well. To heel over is the same as to careen, and must be distinguished from " keel over," which is to capsize.
  2. She'll do anything if you give her a small tip.
  3. They evidently gave Mellish the tip.
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