Meaning of TIP in English


[tip] vb tipped ; [ME] vt (14c) 1: overturn, upset--usu. used with over

2. a: cant, tilt b: to raise and tilt forward in salute "tipped his hat" ~ vi 1: to become tipped: topple

2: lean, slant -- tip the scales 1: to register weight "tips the scales at 285 pounds"

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

[2]tip n (1673) 1: the act or an instance of tipping: tilt

2. chiefly Brit: a place for depositing something (as rubbish) by dumping [3]tip vt tipped ; [ME tipped having a tip, fr. [4]tip] (14c) 1 a: to furnish with a tip b (1): to cover or adorn the tip of (2): to blend (furs) for improved appearance by brushing the tips of the hair with dye

2: to affix (an insert) in a book--often used with in

3: to remove the ends of "~ raspberries" [4]tip n [ME; akin to MHG zipf tip, OE taeppa tap--more at tap] (15c) 1: the usu. pointed end of something

2: a small piece or part serving as an end, cap, or point -- tipped adj -- on the tip of one's tongue 1: about to be uttered "it was on the tip of my tongue to tell him exactly what I thought"

2: just eluding recall [5]tip n [ME tippe; akin to LG tippen to tap] (15c): a light touch or blow [6]tip vb tipped ; vt (1567) 1: to strike lightly: tap

2: to give (a baseball) a glancing blow ~ vi: tiptoe [7]tip n [origin unknown] (1567) 1: a piece of advice or expert or authoritative information

2: a piece of advance or confidential information given by one thought to have access to special or inside sources [8]tip vt tipped ; (1883) 1: to impart a piece of information or advice about or to--often used with off

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

4. -- tip one's hand also tip one's mitt : 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" [9]tip vb tipped ; [perh. fr. [6]tip] vt (ca. 1610) 1: give, present

2: to give a gratuity to ~ vi: to bestow a gratuity [1][0]tip n (1755): a gift or a sum of money tendered for a service performed or anticipated: gratuity

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