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. Hat Manuf. 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.
Tip v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tipped p. pr. & vb. n. Tipping.] To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver.
With truncheon tipped with iron head. --Hudibras.
Tipped with jet,
Fair ermines spotless as the snows they press. --Thomson.
Tip, v. t.
1. To strike slightly; to tap.
A third rogue tips me by the elbow. --Swift.
2. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant. [Colloq.]
3. To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt; as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart.
To tip off, to pour out, as liquor.
To tip over, to overturn.
To tip the wink, to direct a wink; to give a hint or suggestion by, or as by, a wink. [Slang] --Pope.
To tip up, to turn partly over by raising one end.
Tip, v. i. To fall on, or incline to, one side.
To tip off, to fall off by tipping.
1. A light touch or blow; a tap.
2. A gift; a douceur; a fee. [Colloq.]
3. A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like. [Sporting Cant]
n 1: the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
2: a relatively small amount of money given for services
rendered (as by a waiter) [syn: gratuity, pourboire, baksheesh,
bakshish, bakshis, backsheesh]
3: an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the
stock market"; "a good lead for a job" [syn: lead, steer,
confidential information, wind, hint]
4: a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
[syn: point, peak]
5: the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak
was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of
Monadnock" [syn: peak, crown, crest, top, summit]
v 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 agreed-on compensation; "Remember to tip the waiter";
"fee the steward" [syn: fee, bung]
4: cause to topple or tumble by pushing [syn: topple, tumble]
5: to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned
over the banister" [syn: lean, tilt, slant, angle]
6: walk on one's toes [syn: tiptoe, tippytoe]
7: strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder" [syn: tap]
8: give insider information or advise to; "He tipped off the
police about the terrorist plot" [syn: tip off]
9: remove the tip from; "tip artichokes"
[also: tipping, tipped]