Meaning of TIP in English

I. ˈtip verb

( tipped ; tip·ping )

Etymology: Middle English

Date: 14th century

transitive verb

1. : overturn , upset — usually used with over


a. : cant , tilt

b. : to raise and tilt forward in salute

tipped his hat

intransitive verb

1. : to become tipped : topple

2. : lean , slant

- tip the scales

II. noun

Date: 1673

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

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

III. transitive verb

( tipped ; tip·ping )

Etymology: Middle English tipped having a tip, from tip (IV)

Date: 14th century


a. : to furnish with a tip


(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

tip raspberries

IV. noun

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

Date: 14th century

1. : the usually pointed end of something

a pencil tip

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

• tipped ˈtipt adjective

- on the tip of one's tongue

V. noun

Etymology: Middle English tippe; akin to Low German tippen to tap

Date: 15th century

: a light touch or blow

VI. verb

( tipped ; tip·ping )

Date: 1567

transitive verb

1. : to strike lightly : tap

2. : to give (as a baseball) a glancing blow

intransitive verb

: tiptoe

VII. noun

Etymology: origin unknown

Date: 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

VIII. transitive verb

( tipped ; tip·ping )

Date: 1883

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

2. chiefly British : to mention as a likely candidate, prospective winner, or profitable investment : tout 4

- tip one's hand

IX. verb

( tipped ; tip·ping )

Etymology: perhaps from tip (VI)

Date: circa 1610

transitive verb

1. : give , present

this crew has tipped you the black spot — R. C. Stevenson

2. : to give a gratuity to

intransitive verb

: to bestow a gratuity

X. noun

Date: 1755

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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.