Associations to the word «Tip»


TIP, noun. The extreme end of something, especially when pointed; e.g. the sharp end of a pencil. [From 15th c.]
TIP, noun. A piece of metal, fabric or other material used to cover the top of something for protection, utility or decoration. [From 15th c.]
TIP, noun. (music) The end of a bow of a stringed instrument that is not held.
TIP, noun. (chiefly in the plural) A small piece of meat.
TIP, noun. A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
TIP, noun. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
TIP, verb. (transitive) To provide with a tip; to cover the tip of. [From 15th c.]
TIP, verb. (transitive) To knock over; to make fall down, to overturn. [From early 14th c.]
TIP, verb. (intransitive) To fall over. [From earlier 16th c.]
TIP, verb. (intransitive) To be, or come to be, in a tilted or sloping position; to become unbalanced. [From 17th c.]
TIP, verb. (transitive) (slang) (dated) To drink. [From 18th c.]
TIP, verb. (transitive) To dump (refuse). [From 19th c.]
TIP, verb. (US) (transitive) To pour a libation, particularly from a forty of malt liquor. [From 20th c.]
TIP, verb. (transitive) To deflect with one′s fingers, especially one′s fingertips
TIP, noun. (skittles) (obsolete) The knocking over of a skittle. [From 17th c.]
TIP, noun. An act of tipping up or tilting. [From 19th c.]
TIP, noun. (UK) (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.]
TIP, noun. (UK) (Australia) (New Zealand) Rubbish thrown from a quarry.
TIP, noun. (UK) (Australia) (New Zealand) (by extension) A recycling centre.
TIP, noun. (colloquial) A very untidy place. [From 20th c.]
TIP, noun. The act of deflecting with one's fingers, especially the fingertips
TIP, verb. (now rare) To hit quickly and lightly; to tap. [From later 15th c.]
TIP, noun. (now rare) A light blow or tap. [From later 16th c.]
TIP, verb. To give a small gratuity to, especially to an employee of someone who provides a service. [From early 18th c.]
TIP, verb. (thieves′ slang) To give, pass. [From early 17th c.]
TIP, noun. 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.]
TIP, noun. A piece of private or secret information, especially imparted by someone with expert knowledge about sporting odds, business performance etc. [From mid-19th c.]
TIP, noun. A piece of advice.
TIP, verb. To give a piece of private information to; to inform (someone) of a clue, secret knowledge, etc. [From later 19th c.]
TIP, noun. (AAVE) A kick or phase; one's current habits or behaviour.
TIP, noun. (AAVE) A particular arena or sphere of interest; a front.
TIP CREDIT, noun. (U.S.) The term commonly used when referring to the tip wage credit, an employer benefit provided in the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
TIP CREDITS, noun. Plural of tip credit
TIP DRILL, noun. (African American Vernacular English) (slang) (pejorative) A woman who has an attractive body but less attractive facial  features.
TIP DRILLS, noun. Plural of tip drill
TIP OF THE HAT, noun. (idiomatic) A gesture of acknowledgement; often, an expression of gratitude.
TIP OF THE ICEBERG, noun. (idiomatic) Only the beginning; just a small indication of a larger possibility; a problem is much bigger than it seems
TIP OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To alert or inform someone, especially confidentially.
TIP OFF, verb. (basketball) To put the ball in play by throwing it up between two opponents.
TIP OFF, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To pour out (liquor).
TIP ONE'S HAND, verb. In card playing, to accidentally reveal one's cards or hand.
TIP ONE'S HAND, verb. (idiomatic) To inadvertently reveal any secret, particularly a secret that puts one at an advantage or disadvantage.
TIP ONE'S HAT, verb. To briefly remove or tap one's hat as a gesture of greeting, deference, or respect.
TIP ONE'S HAT, verb. (idiomatic) To acknowledge or show respect; to honor.
TIP OUT, noun. An amount or percentage of a server's tips that the server shares, either voluntarily or as mandated in a tip sharing or tip pooling agreement, with other employees such as bussers, bartenders, back waiters and host/hostesses whose job duties indirectly assist the server.
TIP OUT, verb. For a person who receives tips in the course of their work, to provide a percentage of tips to certain co-workers who support the work done by the waiter.
TIP OUTS, noun. Plural of tip out
TIP OVER, noun. (soccer) An action where the goalkeeper deflects the ball over the crossbar.
TIP OVER, verb. (ergative) (to cause) to topple over and fall
TIP SHEET, noun. Alternative term for scratch sheet
TIP THE CAN, noun. (games) A children's game similar to hide and seek, with the addition of a target such as a flag.
TIP THE SCALE, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To change the fortunes, either positively or negatively.
TIP THE SCALE, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) (used with "at") To weigh (have a certain weight).
TIP THE SCALES, verb. (idiomatic) To turn to one side a balanced situation.
TIP THE SCALES AT, verb. (transitive) To weigh in at; to weigh.
TIP THE WINK, verb. (slang) (dated) To give a hint or suggestion, as if by a wink; to ask or tell surreptitiously.
TIP UP, verb. To tilt something up in order to discharge its contents
TIP WAGE CREDIT, noun. (US labor legal) (singulare tantum) (the tip wage credit) A law that allows an employer to count tips received by an employee toward the latter's minimum wage.
TIP WAGE CREDIT, noun. (countable) A monetary benefit to an employer under this law.

Dictionary definition

TIP, noun. The extreme end of something; especially something pointed.
TIP, noun. A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter).
TIP, noun. An indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job".
TIP, noun. A V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points".
TIP, noun. 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".
TIP, verb. Cause to tilt; "tip the screen upward".
TIP, verb. Mark with a tip; "tip the arrow with the small stone".
TIP, verb. Give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on; "Remember to tip the waiter"; "fee the steward".
TIP, verb. Cause to topple or tumble by pushing.
TIP, verb. To incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister".
TIP, verb. Walk on one's toes.
TIP, verb. Strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder".
TIP, verb. Give insider information or advise to; "He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot".
TIP, verb. Remove the tip from; "tip artichokes".

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb