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Definition of Tip


  1. The point or extremity of anything; a pointed or somewhat sharply rounded end; the end; as, the tip of the finger; the tip of a spear.
  2. An end piece or part; a piece, as a cap, nozzle, ferrule, or point, applied to the extreme end of anything; as, a tip for an umbrella, a shoe, a gas burner, etc.
  3. A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
  4. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
  5. Rubbish thrown from a quarry.
  6. To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver.
  7. To strike slightly; to tap.
  8. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant.
  9. To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt; as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart.
  10. To fall on, or incline to, one side.
  11. A light touch or blow; a tap.
  12. A gift; a douceur; a fee.
  13. A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like.

Tip Quotations

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
Ray Bradbury

I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain.
Mike Tyson

Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.
Bernard Meltzer

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
Frank Lloyd Wright
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Tip Translations

tip in Afrikaans is fooitjie, wenk
tip in Danish is top, drikkepenge, spids
tip in Dutch is stortplaats
tip in French is pronostic, indication, pourboire, terminaison
tip in German is Trinkgeld, Tip, Spitze, Hinweis
tip in Norwegian is drikkepenger
tip in Portuguese is ponta, gorjeta
tip in Spanish is propina, remision, basurero, punta
tip in Swedish is spets, tipp, tippa, drickspengar

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