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In the English language, tip may refer to:

  • (Worldwide): a gratuity (a voluntary additional payment made for services rendered)
  • (UK, Australia, New Zealand): a place for disposal of domestic waste; a dump


Tip may also refer to:

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In science and technology

  • tip (Unix utility), a software program for remote terminal sessions
  • Tip and ring, two wires in a telephone line
  • The Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, a work containing taxonomies of invertebrate fossils
  • Trans-Israel pipeline, a pipeline which transports crude oil from Iran to Europe
  • Translation Inhibitory Protein, a protein which can be produced by the induction of interferons
  • Traveling In-core Probe, used in nuclear reactors
  • The tip, the most recently added changeset in the distributed revision control tool Mercurial
  • TIP, name of early prototypes of the text editor program nano

In entertainment media

  • The Tip, a 1918 film starring Harold Lloyd
  • Tip (album), a 1997 album by the band Finger Eleven
  • T.I.P. (album), a 2005 album by rapper Young Buck
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, a video game
  • T.I.P., also known as T.I., a rapper
  • Princess Ozma, nicknamed Tip, a fictional character in the book The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Tip, a FIFA World Cup mascot in 1974
  • T.I.P. (Teamwork Is Perfect), a South Korean breakdancing troupe
  • TIP, Threat Image Projection, a technology used in X-ray screening machines.

Other uses

See also


Wiktionary

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Circa 1225. Not recorded in Old English or Old Norse, but apparently cognate with Dutch tip, East Frisian tip, Danish tip, Swedish tipp. Perhaps cognate with Old English tæppa.

Noun

Singular
tip

Plural
tips

tip (plural tips)

  1. The extreme top 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.
  2. A piece of metal, fabric or other material used to cover the top of something for protection, utility or decoration. [from 15th c.]
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to tip

Third person singular
tips

Simple past
tipped

Past participle
tipped

Present participle
tipping

to 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 [...].

Etymology 2

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

Verb

Infinitive
to tip

Third person singular
tips

Simple past
tipped

Past participle
tipped

Present participle
tipping

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

  1. (transitive) To knock over; to make fall down, to overturn. [from early 14th c.]
  2. (intransitive) To fall over. [from earlier 16th c.]
  3. (intransitive) To be, or come to be, in a tilted or sloping position; 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 [...].
  4. (transitive, slang, dated) To drink. [from 18th c.]
  5. (transitive) To dump (refuse). [from 19th c.]
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

Singular
tip

Plural
tips

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. (New Zealand, British, Australian) 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. (colloquial) A very untidy place. [from 20th c.]
Translations

Etymology 3

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

Verb

Infinitive
to tip

Third person singular
tips

Simple past
tipped

Past participle
tipped

Present participle
tipping

to 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.]

Noun

Singular
tip

Plural
tips

tip (plural tips)

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

Etymology 4

Originally thieves' slang, of uncertain orign.

Verb

Infinitive
to tip

Third person singular
tips

Simple past
tipped

Past participle
tipped

Present participle
tipping

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

  1. (thieves' slang) To give, pass. [from early 17th c.]
  2. To give a small gratuity to, especially to an employee of someone who provides a service. [from early 18th c.]

Noun

Singular
tip

Plural
tips

tip (plural tips)

  1. An example of this; now generally 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.
Translations
Synonyms

Etymology 5

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

Noun

Singular
tip

Plural
tips

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.]
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to tip

Third person singular
tips

Simple past
tipped

Past participle
tipped

Present participle
tipping

to 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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Anagrams


Catalan

Adjective

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

Singular
tip
tipa f.

Plural
tips m.
tipes f.

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

Noun

tip m. (plural tips)

  1. excess (of food or drink)

Romanian

Etymology

French type, Latin typus

Pronunciation

Noun

tip m. (plural tipifeminine equivalent tipă)

  1. guy

Declension

Noun

tip n. (plural tipuri)

  1. prototype, model
  2. type, style

Declension

Synonyms

  • prototip (1)
  • fel (2)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /tîːp/

Noun

tȋp m. (Cyrillic spelling ти̑п)

  1. type

Declension


Slovene

Pronunciation

Noun

tip

  1. type

Turkish

Pronunciation

Noun

tip

  1. type

Declension


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