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3 letters words from 'tip'

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Definitions and meaning of tip

tip

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /tɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1

From Middle English tip, typ, tippe, probably from an unrecorded Old English *typpa, *typpe, from Proto-Germanic *tuppijô, *tuppijǭ (tip), diminutive of *tuppaz (top).

Noun

tip (plural tips)

  1. The extreme end 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.]
  3. (music) The end of a bow of a stringed instrument that is not held.
  4. (chiefly in the plural) A small piece of meat.
    chicken tips over rice, pork tips, marinated alligator tips
    • 1998, Alan Morris, Between Earth and Sky (Guardians of the North book 4; →ISBN:
      He dutifully speared a beef tip and chewed it with false gusto.
  5. A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
  6. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
  7. Synonym of eartip (part of earbuds)
Synonyms
  • (extreme end of something): extremity
Hyponyms
  • (extreme end of something): tooltip
Translations

Verb

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 [...].
    • truncheon tipped with iron head
    • The furry nations harbour-tipt with jet, / Fair ermines spotless as the snows they press.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Late Middle English tippen, possibly from North Germanic/Scandinavian (compare Swedish tippa (to topple over)), or a special use of Etymology 1.

Verb

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

  1. (ergative) (To cause) to become knocked over, fall down or overturn. [(transitive) From early 14th c.] [(intransitive) From earlier 16th c.]
  2. (ergative) (To cause) to be, or come to be, in a tilted or sloping position; (to cause) 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 []
  3. (transitive, slang, dated) To drink. [From 18th c.]
  4. (transitive) To dump (refuse). [From 19th c.]
  5. (US, transitive) To pour a libation or a liquid from a container, particularly from a forty of malt liquor. [From 20th c.]
    • 1993, DRS, “Gangsta Lean (This Is For My Homies)”:
      I tip my 40 to your memory.
  6. (transitive) To deflect with one′s fingers, especially one′s fingertips.
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

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. (Britain, 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.]
    • 1972 May 18, Jon Tinker, Must we waste rubbish?, New Scientist, page 389,
      As the tip slowly squashes under its own weight, bacteria rot away the organic matter, mainly anaerobically with the generation of methane.
    • 2009, Donna Kelly, 'Don't dump on Hepburn's top tip', The Hepburn Advocate, Fairfax Digital
      When I was a kid I used to love going to the tip.
    • 2009, Rother District Council, Rother District Council Website
      There are two rubbish tips in Rother.
    • 2009, Beck Vass, 'Computer collectibles saved from the tip' The New Zealand Herald, Technology section, APN Holdings NZ Ltd
      Computer collectibles saved from the tip
  4. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) Rubbish thrown from a quarry.
  5. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, by extension) A recycling centre.
  6. (colloquial) A very untidy place. [From 20th c.]
  7. The act of deflecting with one's fingers, especially the fingertips
  8. A tram for expeditiously transferring coal.
Translations

Etymology 3

Of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Etymology 1 and cognate with Dutch tippen, German tippen, Swedish tippa.

Verb

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.]
    • 1708, John Partridge, Squire Bickerstaff Detected
      A third rogue tips me by the elbow.

Noun

tip (plural tips)

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

Etymology 4

Originally thieves' slang, of uncertain origin; according to the OED, probably related to sense 1.

Verb

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

  1. To give a small gratuity to, especially to an employee of someone who provides a service. [From early 18th c.]
  2. (thieves′ slang) To give, pass. [From early 17th c.]
Derived terms
  • tipper
  • tipping
Translations

Noun

tip (plural tips)

  1. 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.]
    • 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.
Descendants
  • Korean: (tip)
Translations
Synonyms
  • See gratuity

Etymology 5

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

Noun

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.]
  2. A piece of advice.

Synonyms

  • hint
Derived terms
Descendants
  • German: Tipp
Translations

Verb

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
  • tip off
Translations
Translations

Etymology 6

Noun

tip (plural tips)

  1. (African-American Vernacular) A kick or phase; one's current habits or behaviour.
  2. (African-American Vernacular) A particular arena or sphere of interest; a front.

References

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:tip.

Anagrams

  • ITP, PIT, PTI, TPI, pit, tpi

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈtip/
  • Rhymes: -ip

Adjective

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

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

Noun

tip m (plural tips)

  1. excess (of food or drink)

Cebuano

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English tip.

Noun

tip

  1. tip (gratuity)
  2. tip; tip-off

Verb

tip

  1. to tip (give a small gratuity)
  2. to tip off (inform someone confidentially)

Etymology 2

Ellipsis for English tip sheet.

Noun

tip

  1. lottery tip sheet

Czech

Etymology

From English tip.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɪp]
  • Hyphenation: tip
  • Rhymes: -ɪp
  • Homophone: typ

Noun

tip m inan

  1. tip, guess

Declension

Derived terms

  • tipnout
  • tipovat

Further reading

  • tip in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • tip in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɪp/
  • Hyphenation: tip
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch tip, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *tuppijô, *tuppijǭ (tip), a diminutive of *tuppaz.

Noun

tip m (plural tippen, diminutive tipje n)

  1. tip, extreme end of something
    Synonyms: eind, einde, end, punt, uiteinde

Hyponyms

  • piek
  • top

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English tip.

Noun

tip m (plural tips, diminutive tipje n)

  1. tip, small amount of money left for a waiter, taxi driver, etc. as a token of appreciation
    Synonym: fooi
  2. tip, piece of good advice
  3. hint, tip
See also
  • hint

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

tip

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tippen
  2. imperative of tippen

Anagrams

  • pit

Romanian

Etymology

French type, Latin typus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtip/

Noun

tip m (plural tipi, feminine equivalent tipă)

  1. guy

Declension

Noun

tip n (plural tipuri)

  1. prototype, model
  2. type, style

Declension

Synonyms

  • prototip (1)
  • fel (2)

Sakizaya

Noun

tip

  1. east

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tîːp/

Noun

tȋp m (Cyrillic spelling ти̑п)

  1. type
  2. (colloquial) person (usually male), guy, bloke, dude

Declension


Slovene

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tíːp/

Noun

tȋp m inan

  1. type

Inflection


Spanish

Etymology

From English tip

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtip/, [ˈt̪ip]

Noun

tip m (plural tips)

  1. tip (advice)

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [tip]

Noun

tip (definite accusative tipi, plural tipler)

  1. type
  2. (colloquial) strange or peculiar person

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • something made of tin.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)