(noun, verb)


1. the extreme end of something; especially something pointed

Definition categories: location, end, terminal

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

Similar word(s): baksheesh, bakshish, gratuity, pourboire

Definition categories: possession, perk, perquisite

3. an indication of potential opportunity

- he got a tip on the stock market

Similar word(s): hint, lead, steer, wind

Definition categories: communication, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance

4. a V shape

Similar word(s): peak, point

Definition categories: shape, convexity

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

- they clambered to the tip of Monadnock

Similar word(s): crest, crown, peak, summit, top

Definition categories: location, place, spot

Sentences with tip as a noun:

- the tip of one's nose

- a tip for an umbrella, a shoe, a gas burner, etc.

- chicken tips over rice, pork tips, marinated alligator tips


1. cause to tilt

- tip the screen upward

Definition categories: motion, reorient

2. mark with a tip

- tip the arrow with the small stone

Definition categories: change, mark

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

- Remember to tip the waiter

Similar word(s): bung, fee

Definition categories: possession, gift, give, present

4. cause to topple or tumble by pushing

Similar word(s): topple, tumble

Definition categories: motion, force, push

5. to incline or bend from a vertical position

Similar word(s): angle, lean, slant, tilt

Definition categories: motion, bend, flex

6. walk on one's toes

Similar word(s): tippytoe, tiptoe

Definition categories: motion, walk

7. strike lightly

Similar word(s): tap

Definition categories: contact, strike

8. give insider information or advise to

- He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot

Definition categories: communication, advise, counsel, rede

9. remove the tip from

- tip artichokes

Definition categories: change, remove, take, withdraw

Sentences with tip as a verb:

- In some cities waiters must be tipped.