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Tip
See also: Tip, TIP, típ, T?P, and tip-

English

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Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /t?p/
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  • Rhymes: -?p

Etymology 1

From Middle English tip, typ, tippe, probably from an unrecorded Old English *typpa, *typpe, from Proto-Germanic *tuppijô, *tuppij? ("tip"), diminutive of *tuppaz ("top"). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Tip ("tip"), West Frisian tippe, tip ("tip"), Dutch tip ("tip"), German Low German Tip, Tippel ("tip"), dialectal German Zipf ("tip") (diminutive Zipfel used in Standard German), Danish tip ("tip"), Swedish tipp ("tip"), Icelandic typpi ("knob, pin, penis"). Compare also Saterland Frisian Timpe ("tip"), West Frisian timpe ("tip"), Old English tæppa, Albanian thep ("tip, point").

Noun

tip (plural tips)

  1. The extreme end of something, especially when pointed; e.g. the sharp end of a pencil. [From 15th c.]
    • 1848, Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall:
      When he woke up, about half an hour after, he called it to him again, but Dash only looked sheepish and wagged the tip of his tail.
    • 2013 June 8, "The new masters and commanders", in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52:
      From the ground, Colombo's port does not look like much. [...]   But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka's capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India's southern tip.
    the tip of one's nose
  2. A piece of metal, fabric or other material used to cover the top of something for protection, utility or decoration. [From 15th c.]
    a tip for an umbrella, a shoe, a gas burner, etc.
  3. (music) The end of a bow of a stringed instrument that is not held.
  4. (chiefly in the plural) A small piece of meat.
    chicken tips over rice, pork tips, marinated alligator tips
    • 1998, Alan Morris, Between Earth and Sky (Guardians of the North book 4; ->ISBN:
      He dutifully speared a beef tip and chewed it with false gusto.
  5. A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
  6. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
  7. Synonym of eartip ("part of earbuds")
Synonyms
Hyponyms
  • (extreme end of something): tooltip
Translations

Verb

tip (third-person singular simple present tips, present participle tipping, simple past and past participle tipped)

  1. (transitive) To provide with a tip; to cover the tip of. [From 15th c.]
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act V:
      I thinke he thinkes vpon the sauage bull: / Tush, feare not man, wee'll tip thy hornes with gold, / And all Europa shall reioyce at thee [...].
    • (Can we date this quote by Hudibras and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      truncheon tipped with iron head
    • (Can we date this quote by Thomson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Tipped with jet, / Fair ermines spotless as the snows they press.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Possibly from Scandinavian, or a special use of Etymology 1.

Verb

tip (third-person singular simple present tips, present participle tipping, simple past and past participle tipped)

  1. (ergative) (To cause) to become knocked over, fall down or overturn. [(transitive) From early 14th c.] [(intransitive) From earlier 16th c.]
  2. (ergative) (To cause) to be, or come to be, in a tilted or sloping position; (to cause) to become unbalanced. [From 17th c.]
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      the brief suspended agony of the boat, as it would tip for an instant on the knife-like edge of the sharper waves, that almost seemed threatening to cut it in two [...]
  3. (transitive, slang, dated) To drink. [From 18th c.]
  4. (transitive) To dump (refuse). [From 19th c.]
  5. (US, transitive) To pour a libation or a liquid from a container, particularly from a forty of malt liquor. [From 20th c.]
    • 1993, DRS, "Gangsta Lean (This Is For My Homies)":
      I tip my 40 to your memory.
  6. (transitive) To deflect with one?s fingers, especially one?s fingertips.
    • 2011 September 28, Jon Smith, "Valencia 1 - 1 Chelsea", in BBC Sport[1]:
      Lampard was replaced by Kalou but the substitute immediately gave the ball to Jonas, whose 25-yard curler was tipped wide by Cech.
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

tip (plural tips)

  1. (skittles, obsolete) The knocking over of a skittle. [From 17th c.]
  2. An act of tipping up or tilting. [From 19th c.]
  3. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) An area or a place for dumping something, such as rubbish or refuse, as from a mine; a heap (see tipple); a dump. [From 19th c.]
  4. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) Rubbish thrown from a quarry.
  5. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, by extension) A recycling centre.
  6. (colloquial) A very untidy place. [From 20th c.]
  7. The act of deflecting with one's fingers, especially the fingertips
    • 2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, "Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool", in BBC Sport[2]:
      As a frenetic opening continued, Cahill - whose robust approach had already prompted Jamie Carragher to register his displeasure to Atkinson - rose above the Liverpool defence to force keeper Pepe Reina into an athletic tip over the top.
Translations

Etymology 3

Of uncertain origin; apparently cognate with Dutch tippen, German tippen, Swedish tippa.

Verb

tip (third-person singular simple present tips, present participle tipping, simple past and past participle tipped)

  1. (now rare) To hit quickly and lightly; to tap. [From later 15th c.]
    • (Can we date this quote by Jonathan Swift and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      A third rogue tips me by the elbow.

Noun

tip (plural tips)

  1. (now rare) A light blow or tap. [From later 16th c.]

Etymology 4

Originally thieves' slang, of uncertain origin.

Verb

tip (third-person singular simple present tips, present participle tipping, simple past and past participle tipped)

  1. To give a small gratuity to, especially to an employee of someone who provides a service. [From early 18th c.]
    In some cities waiters must be tipped.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 2, in A Cuckoo in the Nest[3]:
      Mother [...] considered that the exclusiveness of Peter's circle was due not to its distinction, but to the fact that it was an inner Babylon of prodigality and whoredom, from which every Kensingtonian held aloof, except on the conventional tip-and-run excursions in pursuit of shopping, tea and theatres.
  2. (thieves? slang) To give, pass. [From early 17th c.]
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

tip (plural tips)

  1. A gratuity; a small amount of money left for a bartender, waiter, taxi driver or other servant as a token of appreciation. [From mid-18th c.]
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula:
      A half crown tip put the deputy's knowledge at my disposal, and I learned that Mr. Bloxam [...] had left for his work at five o'clock that morning.
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Synonyms

Etymology 5

Probably from to tip ("give, pass") or to tip ("tap"), or a combination of the two.

Noun

tip (plural tips)

  1. A piece of private or secret information, especially imparted by someone with expert knowledge about sporting odds, business performance etc. [From mid-19th c.]
  2. A piece of advice.

Synonyms

Derived terms
Descendants
  • German: Tipp
Translations

Verb

tip (third-person singular simple present tips, present participle tipping, simple past and past participle tipped)

  1. To give a piece of private information to; to inform (someone) of a clue, secret knowledge, etc. [From later 19th c.]
Derived terms
Translations
Translations
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Etymology 6

Noun

tip (plural tips)

  1. (African-American Vernacular) A kick or phase; one's current habits or behaviour.
  2. (African-American Vernacular) A particular arena or sphere of interest; a front.

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Anagrams


Catalan

Pronunciation

Adjective

tip (feminine tipa, masculine plural tips, feminine plural tipes)

  1. full, as in sated or satisfied (including to excess)

Noun

tip m (plural tips)

  1. excess (of food or drink)

Cebuano

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: tip

Etymology

From English tip ("a gratuity").

Noun

tip

  1. a tip; a gratuity

Verb

tip

  1. to tip; to give a small gratuity

Etymology 2

Short for English tip sheet.

Noun

tip

  1. a lottery tip sheet

Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch tip.

Noun

tip m (plural tippen, diminutive tipje n)

  1. tip, extreme end of something
    Synonyms: eind, einde, end, punt, uiteinde

Hyponyms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English tip.

Noun

tip m (plural tips, diminutive tipje n)

  1. tip, small amount of money left for a waiter, taxi driver, etc. as a token of appreciation
    Synonym: fooi
  2. tip, piece of good advice
See also

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

tip

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tippen
  2. imperative of tippen

Anagrams


Romanian

Etymology

French type, Latin typus

Pronunciation

Noun

tip m (plural tipi, feminine equivalent tip?)

  1. guy

Declension

Noun

tip n (plural tipuri)

  1. prototype, model
  2. type, style

Declension

Synonyms


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek (túpos, "mark, impression, type").

Pronunciation

Noun

t?p m (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. type
  2. (colloquial) person (usually male), guy

Declension


Slovene

Pronunciation

Noun

t?p m inan

  1. type

Inflection

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. típ
gen. sing. típa
singular dual plural
nominative típ típa típi
accusative típ típa típe
genitive típa típov típov
dative típu típoma típom
locative típu típih típih
instrumental típom típoma típi

Spanish

Pronunciation

Noun

tip m (plural tips)

  1. tip (advice)

Turkish

Pronunciation

Noun

tip (definite accusative tipi, plural tipler)

  1. type
  2. (colloquial) strange or peculiar person

Declension

Inflection
Nominative tip
Definite accusative tipi
Singular Plural
Nominative tip tipler
Definite accusative tipi tipleri
Dative tipe tiplere
Locative tipte tiplerde
Ablative tipten tiplerden
Genitive tipin tiplerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular tipim tiplerim
2nd singular tipin tiplerin
3rd singular tipi tipleri
1st plural tipimiz tiplerimiz
2nd plural tipiniz tipleriniz
3rd plural tipleri tipleri

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