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.
(Tip) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tipped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tipping.] To form a point upon; to cover the tip,
top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver.
With truncheon tipped with iron head.Hudibras.
Tipped with jet,Thomson.
Fair ermines spotless as the snows they press.
(Tip), v. t. [Cf. LG. tippen to tap, Sw. tippa, and E. tap to strike gently.]
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. [Colloq.] Thackeray.
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. [Slang] Pope. To tip up, to turn partly over by raising
To tip off, to fall off by tipping.
(Tip), v. i. To fall on, or incline to, one side. Bunyan.
(Tip), n. [See Tip to strike slightly, and cf. Tap a slight blow.]
1. A light touch or blow; a tap.
2. A gift; a douceur; a fee. [Colloq.]
3. A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like. [Sporting Cant]
(Tip"cart`) n. A cart so constructed that the body can be easily tipped, in order to dump the
(Tip"cat`) n. A game in which a small piece of wood pointed at both ends, called a cat, is tipped,
or struck with a stick or bat, so as to fly into the air.
In the middle of a game at tipcat, he paused, and stood staring wildly upward with his stick in his hand.Macaulay.