1 end, extremity, peak, apex, summit, vertex, cap, top, pinnacle, tiptop, crown, head, terminal, ferrule or ferule, finial, nib or neb, point:
The tip of the mountain showed above the clouds. He broke off the tip of the billiard cue.
2 top, cap, crown, surmount:
The foil is tipped with a rubber button to prevent injury.
1 Often, tip over. upset, overthrow, knock or cast or throw down, up-end, knock over, overturn, topple (over), capsize:
His elbow tipped the lamp, which fell with a crash.
2 slant, lean, incline, slant, tilt, cant:
The statue is tipped a bit off the vertical.
3 empty, unload, dump, deposit, Slang Brit ditch:
They tipped their load of gravel all over my driveway.
4 (rubbish or US garbage) dump, rubbish or refuse or trash heap, dumping-ground:
This old chair belongs in the tip.
1 gratuity, baksheesh, pourboire, douceur, lagniappe or lagnappe, present, gift, Colloq little something:
That waiter didn't deserve a tip.
2 tip-off, (inside) information, warning, advice, suggestion, clue, hint, pointer, forecast, prediction, Colloq Brit gen:
Louie had a tip that the police were coming.
Her tip was 'Flapdoodle' to win the fifth race.
Why did you tip the barmaid?
4 Usually, tip off. advise, warn, caution, alert, forewarn, notify, let (someone) know, Colloq let (someone) in on:
The thieves were tipped off and never arrived.
1 pointed end
We took a bus to the northern tip of the island.
The cat was black except for a patch of white on the very tip of its tail.
the tips of your fingers/toes
big, generous, good, large | poor, small
VERB + TIP
give sb, leave sb
He left the waitress a large tip.
We get rather poor tips on weeknights.
good, handy, helpful, useful | hot
He said he'd been given a hot tip for that afternoon's race.
| beauty, gardening, money-saving, safety, etc. | racing
VERB + TIP
have | give sb, pass on | take, use
Take a safety tip from me?get that light mended!
| pick up
some handy tips for gardeners
| ~ on
Do you have any tips on buying a second-hand car?
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