Tips

  1. the pointed or rounded end or extremity of something slender or tapering.
    “George pressed the tips of his fingers together”
    synonyms: point, end, extremity, head, sharp end, spike, prong, tine, nib

    “the tip of the spear”
    • a small piece or part fitted to the end of an object.
      “the rubber tip of the walking stick”
      synonyms: cap, cover, ferrule

      “the sticks have tips fitted to protect them”
verb
3rd person present: tips
  1. 1.
    attach to or cover the end or extremity of.
    “mountains tipped with snow”
    synonyms: cap, top, crown, surmount, finish

    “mountains tipped with snow”
    • colour (something) at its end or edge.
      “velvety red petals tipped with white”
  2. 2.
    (in bookbinding) paste a single page, typically an illustration, to the neighbouring page of a book by a thin line of paste down its inner margin.
    “tipped in here is a clipping from a magazine”
Origin
late Middle English: from Old Norse typpi (noun), typpa (verb), typptr ‘tipped’; related to top1.
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verb
3rd person present: tips
  1. 1.
    overbalance so as to fall or turn over.
    “the hay caught fire when the candle tipped over
    synonyms: overturn, turn over, topple (over), fall (over), tumble (over), overbalance; More

    antonyms: right itself, level, right
    • be or cause to be in a sloping position with one end or side higher than the other.
      “I tipped my seat back, preparing myself for sleep”
      synonyms: lean, tilt, list, slope, camber, bank, slant, incline, pitch, dip, cant, bevel, angle, cock, heel, careen, bend, be at an angle

      “I tipped my seat back”
      antonyms: level, right, be/become level, be/become upright
  2. 2.
    cause (the contents of a container) to be emptied out by holding it at an angle.
    “Sarah tipped the washing-up water down the sink”
    synonyms: pour, empty, drain, unload, dump, discharge, jettison, offload, drop, decant; More

    • BRITISH
      rain heavily.
  3. 3.
    strike or touch lightly.
    “I tipped his hoof with the handle of a knife”
    synonyms: strike/hit lightly, touch, tap, flick, flip, lob, kiss, brush, pat, nudge

    “sometimes the other player will fool you by just tipping a weak shot over your head”
    • cause (an object) to move somewhere by striking or touching it lightly.
      “his twenty-yard shot was tipped over the bar by Nixon”
      synonyms: strike/hit lightly, touch, tap, flick, flip, lob, kiss, brush, pat, nudge

      “sometimes the other player will fool you by just tipping a weak shot over your head”
  4. 4.
    BASKETBALL
    put the ball in play by throwing it up between two opponents.
noun
plural noun: tips
  1. 1.
    BRITISH
    a place where rubbish is left.
    “a rubbish tip”
    • informal
      a dirty or untidy place.
      “your room’s an absolute tip!”
  2. 2.
    BASEBALL