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Meaning & Definition of Tip in English

English

Tip

/tɪp/

noun

1. The extreme end of something

  • Especially something pointed
    synonym:
  • tip

2. A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)

    synonym:
  • gratuity
  • ,
  • tip
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • tip
  • ,
  • lead
  • ,
  • steer
  • ,
  • confidential information
  • ,
  • wind
  • ,
  • hint

4. A v shape

  • "The cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • tip
  • ,
  • peak

5. The top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

  • "The view from the peak was magnificent"
  • "They clambered to the tip of monadnock"
  • "The region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
    synonym:
  • peak
  • ,
  • crown
  • ,
  • crest
  • ,
  • top
  • ,
  • tip
  • ,
  • summit

verb

1. Cause to tilt

  • "Tip the screen upward"
    synonym:
  • tip

2. Mark with a tip

  • "Tip the arrow with the small stone"
    synonym:
  • tip

3. Give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on

  • "Remember to tip the waiter"
  • "Fee the steward"
    synonym:
  • tip
  • ,
  • fee
  • ,
  • bung

4. Cause to topple or tumble by pushing

    synonym:
  • topple
  • ,
  • tumble
  • ,
  • tip

5. To incline or bend from a vertical position

  • "She leaned over the banister"
    synonym:
  • lean
  • ,
  • tilt
  • ,
  • tip
  • ,
  • slant
  • ,
  • angle

6. Walk on one's toes

    synonym:
  • tiptoe
  • ,
  • tip
  • ,
  • tippytoe

7. Strike lightly

  • "He tapped me on the shoulder"
    synonym:
  • tap
  • ,
  • tip

8. Give insider information or advise to

  • "He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot"
    synonym:
  • tip off
  • ,
  • tip

9. Remove the tip from

  • "Tip artichokes"
    synonym:
  • tip

Examples of using

I have a tip that will make every cake successful.
His name is on the tip of my tongue.
Thanks for the tip.