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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    Aconcagua
    the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)
    Mount Adams
    a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
    Adam's Peak
    a mountain peak in south central Sri Lanka (7,360 feet high)
    Ancohuma
    a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,960 feet high)
    Annapurna
    a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,500 feet high)
    Mount Ararat
    the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded
    Bonete
    a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,546 feet high)
    Cachi
    a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
    Changtzu
    a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (24,780 feet high)
    Chimborazo
    a mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high)
    Mount Communism
    the highest mountain peak in the Pamir Mountains; near the Chinese border in northeastern Tajikistan (24,590 feet high)
    Coropuna
    a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,083 feet high)
    Dhaulagiri
    a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,820 feet high)
    El Libertador
    a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
    El Muerto
    a mountain peak in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (21,457 feet high)
    Mount Everest
    a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
    Galan
    a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,654 feet high)
    Gasherbrum
    a mountain in northern Kashmir (26,470 feet high)
    Gosainthan
    a mountain in the Himalayas in Tibet (26,290 feet high)
    Grand Teton
    a mountain peak in northwestern Wyoming; the highest peak in the Teton Range (13,766 feet high)
    Handies Peak
    a mountain peak in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado (14,048 feet high)
    Huascaran
    a mountain in the Andes in Peru (22,205 feet high)
    Mount Hubbard
    a mountain peak in southeastern Alaska that is part of the Coast Range (14,950 feet high)
    Illampu
    a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,870 feet high)
    Illimani
    a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,201 feet high)
    Mount Godwin Austen
    a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
    Kamet
    a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,450 feet high)
    Mount Kanchenjunga
    a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)
    Mount Kilimanjaro
    the highest peak in Africa; located in northeastern Tanzania; 19,340 feet high
    Laudo
    a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (20,997 feet high)
    Lhotse
    a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (27,890 feet high)
    Llullaillaco
    a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,057 feet high)
    Mount Logan
    a mountain peak in the St. Elias Range in the southwestern Yukon Territory in Canada (19,850 feet high)
    Makalu
    a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)
    Matterhorn
    a mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy (14,780 feet high); noted for its distinctive shape
    Mount McKinley
    a mountain in south central Alaska; the highest peak in North America (20,300 feet high)
    Mercedario
    a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,210 feet high)
    Monte Bianco
    the highest mountain peak in the Alps; on the border between France and Italy to the south of Geneva (15,781 feet high)
    Mount Bartle Frere
    the highest mountain peak in Queensland, Australia
    Mount Elbert
    the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,431 feet high)
    Muztagh
    a highest mountain peak in the Kunlun Shan in China; near the Indian border (23,891 feet high)
    Nacimiento
    a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,302 feet high)
    Nanda Devi
    a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,660 feet high)
    Nanga Parbat
    a mountain in the Himalayas in Kashmir (26,660 feet high)
    North Peak
    19,370 feet high
    Nuptse
    a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (25,726 feet high)
    Ojos del Salado
    a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,572 feet high)
    Mount Olympus
    a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)
    Mount Parnassus
    (Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived; known as the mythological home of music and poetry
    Pike's Peak
    a mountain peak in the Rockies in central Colorado (14,109 feet high)
    Pissis
    a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,241 feet high)
    Pobeda Peak
    a mountain peak in the Tien Shan mountains in northern India (24,406 feet high)
    Rakaposhi
    a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir (25,560 feet high)
    Mount Ranier
    a mountain peak in central Washington; highest peak in the Cascade Range; (14,410 feet high)
    Mount Rushmore
    a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved on it
    Sajama
    a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,391 feet high)
    Mount Shasta
    a volcanic mountain peak in the Cascade Range in northern California (14,162 feet high)
    Mount Sherman
    a peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,036 feet high)
    Mount Sinai
    a mountain peak in the southern Sinai Peninsula (7,500 feet high); it is believed to be the peak on which Moses received the Ten Commandments
    Tirich Mir
    a mountain in the Hindu Kush in Pakistan (25,230 feet high)
    Tupungato
    a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,310 feet high)
    Ulugh Muz Tagh
    a mountain in the Kunlun range in China (25,340 feet high)
    Uncompahgre Peak
    the highest peak in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado (14,309 feet high)
    Weisshorn
    a mountain in the Alps in Switzerland (14,804 feet high)
    Wheeler Peak
    a mountain peak in northeastern New Mexico in the Rocky Mountains
    Mount Whitney
    the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada range in California (14,494 feet high)
    Mount Wilson
    a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
    Yerupaja
    a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,709 feet high)
    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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    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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    Christmas box
    a present given at Christmas for services during the year
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    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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    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
    “He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot”
    synonyms: tip off
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    advise, counsel, rede
    give advice to
  10. verb
    incline or bend from a vertical position
    synonyms: angle, lean, slant, tilt
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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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    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, "He pushed the table into a corner"
  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
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    strike
    deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
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