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tip

The pointed or tapered end of something is its tip. There's the tip of your dog's wagging tail, the tips of your fingers, or the tip of the continent of South America.

When you can almost remember someone's name, you might say it's on the tip of your tongue, and when something's just "the tip of the iceberg," it's only one small bit of a much larger problem. Other meanings of tip include "tilt," like when you tip your hat as you stroll down the street, and "gratuity," or the extra money you give a waiter or barber in exchange for good service.

Definitions of tip
  1. noun
    the extreme end of something, especially something pointed
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    types:
    fingertip
    the end (tip) of a finger
    tiptoe
    the tip of a toe
    beak
    a beaklike, tapering tip on certain plant structures
    type of:
    end, terminal
    either extremity of something that has length
  2. noun
    the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    “they clambered to the tip of Monadnock”
    synonyms: crest, crown, peak, summit, top
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    types:
    brow, hilltop
    the peak of a hill
    pinnacle
    a lofty peak
    mountain peak
    the summit of a mountain
    type of:
    place, spot, topographic point
    a point located with respect to surface features of some region
  3. noun
    a V shape
    synonyms: peak, point
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    types:
    widow's peak
    a V-shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead
    cusp
    small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth
    head
    the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)
    type of:
    convex shape, convexity
    a shape that curves or bulges outward
  4. verb
    mark with a tip
    tip the arrow with the small stone”
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    type of:
    mark
    make or leave a mark on
  5. verb
    remove the tip from
    tip artichokes”
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    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  6. noun
    a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    synonyms: backsheesh, baksheesh, bakshis, bakshish, gratuity, pourboire
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    types:
    Christmas box
    a present given at Christmas for services during the year
    type of:
    fringe benefit, perk, perquisite
    an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)
  7. noun
    an indication of potential opportunity
    “he got a tip on the stock market”
    synonyms: confidential information, hint, lead, steer, wind
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    type of:
    counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance
    something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  8. verb
    give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
    “Remember to tip the waiter”
    synonyms: bung, fee
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    type of:
    gift, give, present
    give as a present; make a gift of
  9. verb
    give insider information or advise to
    synonyms: tip off
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    type of:
    advise, counsel, rede
    give advice to
  10. verb
    incline or bend from a vertical position
    synonyms: angle, lean, slant, tilt
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    types:
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    incline, pitch, slope
    be at an angle
    weather
    cause to slope
    heel, list
    tilt to one side
    lean back, recline
    move the upper body backwards and down
    ascend
    slope upwards
    stoop
    sag, bend, bend over or down
    fall
    slope downward
    climb
    slope upward
    dip
    slope downwards
    fall back
    fall backwards and down
    type of:
    bend, flex
    form a curve
  11. verb
    cause to tilt
    tip the screen upward”
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    types:
    bank
    tip laterally
    type of:
    reorient
    cause to turn
  12. verb
    cause to topple or tumble by pushing
    synonyms: topple, tumble
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    type of:
    force, push
    move with force
  13. verb
    walk on one's toes
    synonyms: tippytoe, tiptoe
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    type of:
    walk
    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
  14. verb
    strike lightly
    synonyms: tap
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    types:
    percuss
    strike or tap firmly
    type of:
    strike
    deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
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