tip

1
[ tip ]
/ tɪp /

noun

verb (used with object), tipped, tip·ping.

Verb Phrases

tip in, Bookbinding. to paste the inner margin of (a map, illustration, or other plate) into a signature before gathering.

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Origin of tip

1
First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English; compare Dutch, Low German, Danish tip, Swedish tipp, German zipf- in Zipfel “tip”

OTHER WORDS FROM tip

tipless, adjective

Definition for tip (2 of 4)

tip2
[ tip ]
/ tɪp /

verb (used with object), tipped, tip·ping.

verb (used without object), tipped, tip·ping.

noun

Origin of tip

2
First recorded in 1300–50; earlier tipen,Middle English typen “to upset, overturn”

OTHER WORDS FROM tip

tip·pa·ble, adjectiveun·tip·pa·ble, adjective

Definition for tip (3 of 4)

Origin of tip

3
First recorded in 1600–10; perhaps special use of tip4

OTHER WORDS FROM tip

tipless, adjectivetip·pa·ble, adjective

Definition for tip (4 of 4)

tip4
[ tip ]
/ tɪp /

noun

a light, smart blow; tap.
Baseball. a batted ball that glances off the bat.Compare foul tip.

verb (used with object), tipped, tip·ping.

to strike or hit with a light, smart blow; tap.
Baseball. to strike (the ball) with a glancing blow.

Origin of tip

4
First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English (noun); perhaps from Low German; compare German tippen “to tap,” from Low German
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British Dictionary definitions for tip (1 of 4)

tip1
/ (tɪp) /

noun

the extreme end of something, esp a narrow or pointed end
the top or summit
a small piece forming an extremity or enda metal tip on a cane

verb tips, tipping or tipped (tr)

to adorn or mark the tip of
to cause to form a tip

Derived forms of tip

tipless, adjective

Word Origin for tip

C15: from Old Norse typpa; related to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tip

British Dictionary definitions for tip (2 of 4)

tip2
/ (tɪp) /

verb tips, tipping or tipped

to tilt or cause to tilt
(usually foll by over or up) to tilt or cause to tilt, so as to overturn or fall
British to dump (rubbish, etc)
tip one's hat to take off, raise, or touch one's hat in salutation

noun

the act of tipping or the state of being tipped
British a dump for refuse, etc

Derived forms of tip

tippable, adjective

Word Origin for tip

C14: of uncertain origin; related to top 1, topple

British Dictionary definitions for tip (3 of 4)

tip3
/ (tɪp) /

noun

a payment given for services in excess of the standard charge; gratuity
a helpful hint, warning, or other piece of information
a piece of inside information, esp in betting or investing

verb tips, tipping or tipped

to give a tip to (a person)

Word Origin for tip

C18: perhaps from tip 4

British Dictionary definitions for tip (4 of 4)

tip4
/ (tɪp) /

verb tips, tipping or tipped (tr)

to hit or strike lightly
to hit (a ball) indirectly so that it glances off the bat in cricket

noun

a light blow
a glancing hit in cricket

Word Origin for tip

C13: perhaps from Low German tippen
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Idioms and Phrases with tip

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