Tiptoe

Definition of Tiptoe

Tip´toe`
n.1.The end, or tip, of the toe.
He must . . . stand on his typtoon [tiptoes].
- Chaucer.
Upon his tiptoes stalketh stately by.
- Spenser.
To be a tiptoe
to be awake or alive to anything; to be roused; to be eager or alert; as, to be a tiptoe with expectation.
a.1.Being on tiptoe, or as on tiptoe; hence, raised as high as possible; lifted up; exalted; also, alert.
Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
- Shak.
Above the tiptoe pinnacle of glory.
- Byron.
2.Noiseless; stealthy.
Tiptoe mirth
the highest degree of mirth.
- Sir W. Scott.
v. i.1.To step or walk on tiptoe.

Related Words

above, abovestairs, airward, all fours, aloft, aloof, atiptoe, be careful, be cautious, couch, crawl, crawling, creep, creeping, go on tiptoe, grovel, gumshoe, gumshoeing, high, high up, in the air, in the clouds, inch, inch along, lay wait, lie in wait, lurk, make haste slowly, nightwalk, nightwalking, on all fours, on high, on stilts, on the peak, on tippytoe, on tiptoe, over, overhead, pad, padding, prowl, prowling, pussyfoot, pussyfooting, repent, reptant, reptatorial, reptile, scrabble, scramble, shadow, sidle, sidling, skulk, skyward, slink, slinking, snake, snaking, sneak, sneaking, stalk, steal, steal along, stealing, straight up, take it easy, think twice, tip, tippytoe, tiptoeing, to the zenith, toe, up, upstairs, upward, upwards, walk on eggshells, worm, worm along, worming
Word:

Browse

Tip
Tip-up
Tipcart
Tipcat
Tipper
Tippet
Tippet grebe
Tippet grouse
Tipping
Tipple
Tippled
Tippler
Tippling-house
Tipsify
Tipsily
Tipsiness
Tipstaff
Tipster
Tipstock
Tipsy
-Tiptoe-
Tiptoe mirth
Tiptop
Tipula
Tipulary
Tirade
Tirailleur
Tire
Tire iron
Tire-woman
Tired
Tiredness
Tireless
Tireling
Tiresome
Tiring-house
Tiring-room
Tirl
Tirma
Tiro
Tironian
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy