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tip

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verb \ˈtip\

Definition of tip

tipped

;

tipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  overturn, upset —usually used with over

  3. 2a :  cant, tiltb :  to raise and tilt forward in salute tipped his hat

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to become tipped :  topple

  6. 2 :  lean, slant

tip the scales

  1. 1 :  to register weight tips the scales at 285 pounds

  2. 2 :  to shift the balance of power or influence tipped the scales in favor of a declaration of war — S. F. Bemis

Origin and Etymology of tip

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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tip

noun

Definition of tip

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of tipping :  tilt

  2. 2 chiefly British :  a place for depositing something (such as rubbish) by dumping

1673

First Known Use of tip

1673


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tip

noun

Definition of tip

  1. 1 :  the usually pointed end of something a pencil tip

  2. 2 :  a small piece or part serving as an end, cap, or point

tipped

play \ˈtipt\ adjective

on the tip of one's tongue

  1. 1 :  about to be uttered it was on the tip of my tongue to say exactly what I thought

  2. 2 :  just eluding recall

Origin and Etymology of tip

Middle English; akin to Middle High German zipf tip, Old English tæppa tap — more at 3tap


First Known Use: 14th century


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tip

verb

Definition of tip

tipped

;

tipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to furnish with a tipb (1) :  to cover or adorn the tip of (2) :  to blend (furs) for improved appearance by brushing the tips of the hair with dye

  3. 2 :  to affix (an insert) in a book —often used with in

  4. 3 :  to remove the ends of tip raspberries

Origin and Etymology of tip

Middle English tipped having a tip, from 3tip


First Known Use: 14th century


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tip

verb

Definition of tip

tipped

;

tipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike lightly :  tap

  3. 2 :  to give (something, such as a baseball) a glancing blow

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  tiptoe

1567

First Known Use of tip

1567


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tip

noun

Definition of tip

  1. :  a light touch or blow

Origin and Etymology of tip

Middle English tippe; akin to Low German tippen to tap


First Known Use: 15th century


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tip

noun

Definition of tip

  1. 1 :  a piece of advice or expert or authoritative information

  2. 2 :  a piece of advance or confidential information given by one thought to have access to special or inside sources

Origin and Etymology of tip

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1567


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tip

verb

Definition of tip

tipped

;

tipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to impart a piece of information or advice about or to —often used with off

  3. 2 chiefly British :  to mention as a likely candidate, prospective winner, or profitable investment :  tout 1

tip one's hand

or less commonly

tip one's mitt

  1. :  to declare one's intentions or reveal one's opinions or resources the Justice Department wouldn't tip its hand by saying what its next move … would be — Newsweek

1883

First Known Use of tip

1883


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tip

verb

Definition of tip

tipped

;

tipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a gratuity to

  3. 2 :  give, present this crew has tipped you the black spot — R. L. Stevenson

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to bestow a gratuity

Origin and Etymology of tip

perhaps from 5tip


First Known Use: circa 1610


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tip

noun

Definition of tip

  1. :  a gift or a sum of money tendered for a service performed or anticipated :  gratuity

1755

First Known Use of tip

1755


TIP Defined for Kids

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tip

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noun \ˈtip\

Definition of tip for Students

  1. 1 :  the usually pointed end of something the tip of a knife blade

  2. 2 :  a small piece or part serving as an end, cap, or point the tip of an arrow


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tip

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verb

Definition of tip for Students

tipped

;

tipping

  1. 1 :  to turn over They tipped the canoe.

  2. 2 :  to bend from a straight position :  slant She tipped her head to the side.

  3. 3 :  to raise and tilt forward He tips his hat.


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tip

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noun

Definition of tip for Students

  1. :  a piece of useful or secret information


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tip

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noun

Definition of tip for Students

  1. :  a small sum of money given for a service


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tip

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verb

Definition of tip for Students

tipped

;

tipping

  1. :  to give a small sum of money for a service We tipped the waiter.


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tip

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verb

Definition of tip for Students

tipped

;

tipping

  1. 1 :  to attach an end or point to

  2. 2 :  to cover or decorate the tip of


Law Dictionary

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tip

noun

Legal Definition of tip

  1. 1 :  information provided to the police or authorities regarding crime

  2. 2 :  a piece of inside information especially of advantage in securities trading


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tip

transitive verb

Legal Definition of tip

tipped

tipping

  1. :  to provide a tip to or about —often used with off

tipper

noun


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