Tip

Definition of Tip

n.1.The point or extremity of anything; a pointed or somewhat sharply rounded end; the end; as, the tip of the finger; the tip of a spear.
To the very tip of the nose.
- Shak.
2.An end piece or part; a piece, as a cap, nozzle, ferrule, or point, applied to the extreme end of anything; as, a tip for an umbrella, a shoe, a gas burner, etc.
3.(Hat Manuf.) A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
4.A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
5.Rubbish thrown from a quarry.
v. t.1.To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver.
[imp. & p. p. Tipped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tipping.]
With truncheon tipped with iron head.
- Hudibras.
Tipped with jet,
Fair ermines spotless as the snows they press.
- Thomson.
1.To strike slightly; to tap.
A third rogue tips me by the elbow.
- Swift.
2.To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant.
3.To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt; as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart.
To tip off
to pour out, as liquor.
To tip over
to overturn.
To tip the wink
to direct a wink; to give a hint or suggestion by, or as by, a wink.
To tip up
to turn partly over by raising one end.
- Pope.
v. i.1.To fall on, or incline to, one side.
To tip off
to fall off by tipping.
n.1.A light touch or blow; a tap.
2.A gift; a douceur; a fee.
3.A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like.

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