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tip1

[tip] /tɪp/
noun
1.
a slender or pointed end or extremity, especially of anything long or tapered:
the tips of the fingers.
2.
the top, summit, or apex:
the tip of the mountain.
3.
a small piece or part, as of metal or leather, forming or covering the extremity of something:
a cane with a rubber tip.
4.
Also called tip-in, tip-on. an insert, as an illustration, map, or errata slip, pasted to a page of a book, magazine, etc., usually along the binding margin.
5.
a small, delicate tool made of fine hair cemented between two cards, for applying gold leaf.
verb (used with object), tipped, tipping.
6.
to furnish with a tip.
7.
to serve as or form the tip of.
8.
to mark or adorn the tip of.
9.
to remove the tip or stem of (berries or certain fruits or vegetables).
10.
to frost the ends of (hair strands):
I'm having my hair cut and tipped tomorrow.
Verb phrases
11.
tip in, Bookbinding. to paste the inner margin of (a map, illustration, or other plate) into a signature before gathering.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; compare Dutch, Low German, Danish tip, Swedish tipp, German zipf- in Zipfel tip
Related forms
tipless, adjective

tip2

[tip] /tɪp/
verb (used with object), tipped, tipping.
1.
to cause to assume a slanting or sloping position; incline; tilt.
2.
to overturn, upset, or overthrow (often followed by over).
3.
to remove or lift (one's hat or cap) in salutation.
4.
British. to dispose of by dumping:
The dustmen tipped the rubbish on the municipal dump.
verb (used without object), tipped, tipping.
5.
to assume a slanting or sloping position; incline.
6.
to tilt up at one end and down at the other; slant.
7.
to be overturned or upset:
The car tipped into the ditch.
8.
to tumble or topple (usually followed by over):
The lamp on the table tipped over.
noun
9.
the act of tipping.
10.
the state of being tipped.
11.
British.
  1. a dump for refuse, as that from a mine.
  2. Informal. an untidy place, especially a room:
    They must have packed and left in a rush, because the place is an absolute tip.
Idioms
12.
tip one's hand, to reveal one's plans, true feelings, etc., often unintentionally.
Origin
1300-50; earlier tipen, Middle English typen to upset, overturn
Related forms
tippable, adjective
untippable, adjective

tip3

[tip] /tɪp/
noun
1.
a small present of money given directly to someone for performing a service or menial task; gratuity:
He gave the waiter a dollar as a tip.
2.
a piece of private or secret information, as for use in betting, speculating, or writing a news story:
a tip from a bookie.
3.
a useful hint or idea; a basic, practical fact:
tips on painting.
verb (used with object), tipped, tipping.
4.
to give a gratuity to.
verb (used without object), tipped, tipping.
5.
to give a gratuity:
She tipped lavishly.
Verb phrases
6.
tip off, Informal.
  1. to supply with private or secret information; inform.
  2. to warn of impending danger or trouble; caution beforehand:
    The moonshiners had been tipped off that they were about to be raided.
Origin
1600-10; perhaps special use of tip4
Related forms
tipless, adjective
tippable, adjective
Synonyms
3. suggestion, pointer.

tip4

[tip] /tɪp/
noun
1.
a light, smart blow; tap.
2.
Baseball. a batted ball that glances off the bat.
Compare foul tip.
verb (used with object), tipped, tipping.
3.
to strike or hit with a light, smart blow; tap.
4.
Baseball. to strike (the ball) with a glancing blow.
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English (noun); perhaps < Low German; compare German tippen to tap < Low German
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Examples from the web for tipped
  • The edges of his teeth that were tipped with gold glistened in the light.
  • The lack of peer review is what tipped me off, and the fact that they did not need to see a manuscript of chapter.
  • What finally tipped the scale was the discrepancy between the promises before signing the contract and the actual reality.
  • The ultrasound tech was the one who discovered that my uterus was tipped.
  • With a pair of fine-tipped forceps, he grabbed one of the insects at the base of its thorax and lifted it off the block.
  • Most snail shells grow in a clockwise direction, so their openings are wider on the right side when tipped over by a snake.
  • These rods are made of copper, and are platinum-tipped and gold-plated.
  • It had a long jaw full of huge teeth and robust forearms tipped in large claws.
  • She'd tipped over a lantern to set herself on fire, burning third degree holes into her sternum.
  • There was only one sticking point, a sticking point that almost tipped me over: he wanted the book in six months.
British Dictionary definitions for tipped

tip1

/tɪp/
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 (transitive) tips, tipping, tipped
4.
to adorn or mark the tip of
5.
to cause to form a tip
Derived Forms
tipless, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Old Norse typpa; related to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tip

tip2

/tɪp/
verb 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.
(Brit) to dump (rubbish, etc)
4.
tip one's hat, to take off, raise, or touch one's hat in salutation
noun
5.
the act of tipping or the state of being tipped
6.
(Brit) a dump for refuse, etc
Derived Forms
tippable, adjective
Word Origin
C14: of uncertain origin; related to top1, topple

tip3

/tɪp/
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 tips, tipping, tipped
4.
to give a tip to (a person)
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from tip4

tip4

/tɪp/
verb (transitive) tips, tipping, tipped
1.
to hit or strike lightly
2.
to hit (a ball) indirectly so that it glances off the bat in cricket
noun
3.
a light blow
4.
a glancing hit in cricket
Word Origin
C13: perhaps from Low German tippen
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Word Origin and History for tipped

tip

v.

"to slope, overturn," c.1300, possibly from Scandinavian, or a special use of tip (n.). Intransitive sense of "fall over" is recorded from 1520s. Related: Tipped; tipping. Tipping point attested by 1972.

"give a small present of money to," c.1600, "to give, hand, pass," originally thieves' cant, perhaps from tip (v.3) "to tap." The meaning "give a gratuity to" is first attested 1706. The noun in this sense is from 1755; the meaning "piece of confidential information" is from 1845; the verb in this sense is from 1883; tipster first recorded 1862. For urban legendary origin as an acronym, see here.

"light, sharp blow or tap," mid-15c., possibly from Low German tippen "to poke, touch lightly," related to Middle Low German tip "end, point," and thus connected to tip (n.); or else connected with tap (v.) "to strike lightly." The noun in this sense is attested from 1560s.

n.

"end, point, top," early 13c., from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch tip "utmost point, extremity, tip" (cf. German zipfel, a diminutive formation); perhaps cognate with Old English tæppa "stopper" (see tap (n.)), from Proto-Germanic *tupp- "upper extremity." Tip-top is from 1702.

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Slang definitions & phrases for tipped

tip

noun

: our tip to him would be to behave (1845+)

verb

(also tip off) To give useful information or advice, esp advance information that gives an advantage of some sort: The room clerk tipped him/ Who tipped Larkin off? (1749+, variant 1891+)

[origin uncertain; perhaps fr the notion of tipping, that is, tilting something in someone's direction]


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Related Abbreviations for tipped

TIP

  1. technology investment plan
  2. total inorganic phosphate
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