Crossword clues for tip
- It may be 20%
- Part of an iceberg that's visible
- 15%-20%, usually
- 15%, maybe
- Figure just above the total
- Scratch left on a table?
- "Take the filly in the fifth," e.g.
- 20%, maybe
- 15%-20%, for a waiter
- Some extra bills, maybe
- Service award?
- With 48-Across, leader of the House of Representatives, 1977-87
- Thank you for waiting
- Good thing that comes to those who wait?
- It might be given to a waiter or a police investigator
- Helpful hint
- Informer's info
- Line on a restaurant check
- Line on a restaurant bill
- Message left on a hotline, perhaps
- What boats shouldn't do
- What an insider might offer
- Cape Horn, for one
- Something worth waiting for?
- Lead-in to toe or top
- The top point of a mountain or hill
- A V shape
- An indication of potential opportunity
- A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
- The extreme end of something
- Especially something pointed
- Hint from Heloise
- Bit of advice
- Longtime Capitol Hill nickname
- Stockbroker's offering
- Some wait for this
- Start to fall
- Dope on a horse
- Tout's offering
- Stockbroker's freebie
- Service award
- "The dapple in the eighth," e.g.
- Knock (over)
- 20%, often
- Line just above the total
- Stiff's omission
- Service acknowledgment
- Extra amount
- Not stiff?
- Visible part of an iceberg
- Boating mishap
- What to do to hats and waiters
- вЂњPsst! Smarty Jones in the fifth!вЂќ
- Show instability
- Inside info
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tip \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.
Tipped with jet,
Fair ermines spotless as the snows they press.
Tip \Tip\, n. [Akin to D. & Dan. tip, LG. & Sw. tipp, G. zipfel, and probably to E. tap a plug, a pipe.]
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.
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.
(Hat Manuf.) A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
Rubbish thrown from a quarry.
Tip \Tip\, v. t. [Cf. LG. tippen to tap, Sw. tippa, and E. tap to strike gently.]
To strike slightly; to tap.
A third rogue tips me by the elbow.
To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant. [Colloq.]
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]
To tip up, to turn partly over by raising one end.
Tip \Tip\, v. i.
To fall on, or incline to, one side.
To tip off, to fall off by tipping.
Tip \Tip\, n. [See Tip to strike slightly, and cf. Tap a slight blow.]
A light touch or blow; a tap.
A gift; a douceur; a fee. [Colloq.]
A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like. [Sporting Cant]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "to knock down, overturn, topple, knock askew" (transitive), of uncertain origin, possibly from Scandinavian (compare Swedish tippa "to tip, dump"), or from a special use of tip (n.). Intransitive sense of "to fall over, be overturned" is from mid-15c. Related: Tipped; tipping. To tip the scales at "weigh (so much" is from 1879. Tipping point attested by 1972. To tip (one's) hand "reveal one's intentions" is from 1907, an image from poker-playing.
c.1400, "extreme end of something, top of something round or pointed, metal attachment to the end of something," from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch tip "utmost point, extremity, tip" (compare German zipfel, a diminutive formation); or from a Scandinavian source (compare Old Norse typpi).
c.1200, "to strike, occur suddenly," of uncertain origin, possibly from Low German tippen "to poke, touch lightly," related to Middle Low German tip "end, point," and thus connected to tip (n.); or else related to tap (v.1). Meaning "strike sharply but lightly" is from 1560s. Sports sense is from 1816, originally in cricket. Related: Tipped; tipping.
"a light, sharp blow or tap," mid-15c., from tip (v.3).
"put a tip on, adorn with a tip," late 14c., from tip (n.) or Old Norse typpa. Related: Tipped; tipping.
"give a small present of money to," c.1600, originally "to give, hand, pass," thieves' cant, perhaps from tip (v.3) "to tap." The meaning "give a gratuity to" is first attested 1706. The noun in this sense is from 1755; the noun meaning "piece of confidential information" is from 1845; and the verb in the sense "give private information to" is from 1883.\n
\nThe popularity of the tale of the word's supposed origin as an acronym in mid-18th century English taverns seems to be no older than Frederick W. Hackwood's 1909 book "Inns, Ales and Drinking Customs of Old England," where it was said to stand for To insure promptitude (in the form to insure promptness the anecdote is told from 1946). A reviewer of the book in the "Athenaeum" of Oct. 2, 1909, wrote, "We deprecate the careless repetition of popular etymologies such as the notion that "tip" originated from an abbreviated inscription on a box placed on the sideboard in old coaching-inns, the full meaning of which was "To Insure Promptitude." Also see here.
Etymology 1 n. The extreme end of something, especially when pointed; e.g. the sharp end of a pencil. (From 15th c.) vb. (context transitive English) To provide with a tip; to cover the tip of. (From 15th c.) Etymology 2
n. 1 (context skittles obsolete English) The knocking over of a skittle. (From 17th c.) 2 An act of tipping up or tilting. (From 19th c.) 3 (context UK Australia New Zealand English) An area or a place for dumping something, such as rubbish or refuse, as from a mine; a heap (''see tipple''); a dump. (From 19th c.) 4 (context UK Australia New Zealand by extension English) A recycling centre. 5 (context colloquial English) A very untidy place. (From 20th c.) 6 The act of deflecting with one's fingers, especially the fingertips vb. 1 (context transitive English) To knock over; to make fall down, to overturn. (From early 14th c.) 2 (context intransitive English) To fall over. (From earlier 16th c.) 3 (context intransitive English) To be, or come to be, in a tilted or sloping position; to become unbalanced. (From 17th c.) 4 (context transitive slang dated English) To drink. (From 18th c.) 5 (context transitive English) To dump (refuse). (From 19th c.) 6 (context US transitive English) To pour a libation, particularly from a forty of malt liquor. (From 20th c.) 7 (context transitive English) To deflect with one′s fingers, especially one′s fingertips Etymology 3
n. (context now rare English) A light blow or tap. (From later 16th c.) vb. (context now rare English) To hit quickly and lightly; to tap. (From later 15th c.) Etymology 4
n. A gratuity; a small amount of money left for a bartender, waiter, taxi driver or other servant as a token of appreciation. (From mid-18th c.) vb. To give a small gratuity to, especially to an employee of someone who provides a service. (From early 18th c.) Etymology 5
n. 1 A piece of private or secret information, especially imparted by someone with expert knowledge about sporting odds, business performance etc. (From mid-19th c.) 2 A piece of advice. vb. To give a piece of private information to; to inform (someone) of a clue, secret knowledge, etc. (From later 19th c.) Etymology 6
n. 1 (context AAVE English) A kick or phase; one's current habits or behaviour. 2 (context AAVE English) A particular arena or sphere of interest; a front.
n. the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
v. cause to tilt; "tip the screen upward"
mark with a tip; "tip the arrow with the small stone"
strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder" [syn: tap]
give insider information or advise to; "He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot" [syn: tip off]
remove the tip from; "tip artichokes"
Tip may refer to:
Tip is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Finger Eleven, after their first, Letters from Chutney, was released under their old name of Rainbow Butt Monkeys in 1995. The band was dropped from their record label in 1997, six weeks after the album was released in Canada. They were picked up by Wind-up and the album was re-released on September 15, 1998, to the U.S. and Canada.
Following the release of the album, drummer Rob Gommerman left the band. Rich Beddoe took his place in early 1998.
On October 1, 2014, the album received gold certification in Canada, having surpassed sales of 40,000 units in that country.
tip is a Unix utility for establishing a terminal connection to a remote system via a modem. It is commonly associated with BSD Unix, as well as other UNIX flavours such as Sun's Solaris. It was originally included with 4.2BSD.
Tip is referred to in the Solaris documentation as the preferred terminal emulator to connect to a Sun workstation's serial port for maintenance purposes, for example to configure the OpenPROM firmware. A reasonable freely-available equivalent is the cu utility from Taylor UUCP.
Tip is a public art work by American artist David Middlebrook, located in the Riverwest neighborhood north of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sculpture was created for Gordon Park as part of a revitalization initiative.
A tip, in law enforcement, is a piece of information regarding a crime or other activity of interest to law enforcement, usually by a source outside of the law enforcement agency. A tip might provide law enforcement personnel with a direction to pursue in the investigation of a crime, and it might be made anonymously, or by a known source whom the recipient might have reason to trust or distrust. In United States law, by itself, a tip generally does not provide probable cause to make an arrest or perform a search of someone's property, but it may be a factor contributing to probable cause if corroborating evidence can be found.
Many law enforcement agencies maintain a tip line to enable citizens to report suspicious activities generally, or to provide information about a particular crime currently under investigation.
Usage examples of "tip".
The rough tips stroked, teased, and then he caught her abraded clit between two fingers.
Oswald Brunies, the strutting, candy-sucking teacher -- a monument will be erected to him -- to him with magnifying glass on elastic, with sticky bag in sticky coat pocket, to him who collected big stones and little stones, rare pebbles, preferably mica gneiss -- muscovy biotite -- quartz, feldspar, and hornblende, who picked up pebbles, examined them, rejected or kept them, to him the Big Playground of the Conradinum was not an abrasive stumbling block but a lasting invitation to scratch about with the tip of his shoe after nine rooster steps.
With the heel of his palm on the underside, he flicked a callused thumb back and forth across the pebbled tip until her breast felt heavy and ached for some fulfillment she could not understand.
Again it is the tip, as stated by Ciesielski, though denied by others, which is sensitive to the attraction of gravity, and by transmission causes the adjoining parts of the radicle to bend towards the centre of the earth.
It appears, therefore, at first sight that greasing the tips of these radicles had checked but little their bending to the adjoining damp surface.
Here it obviously is not the mere touch, but the effect produced by the caustic, which induces the tip to transmit some influence to the adjoining part, causing it to bend away.
When therefore a new tip is reformed on an oblique stump, it probably is developed sooner on one side than on the other: and this in some manner excites the adjoining part to bend to one side.
We have also seen that the destruction of the tip does not prevent the adjoining part from bending, if this part has already received some influence from the tip.
As with horizontally extended radicles, of which the tip has been cut off or destroyed, the part which ought to bend most remains motionless for many hours or days, although exposed at right angles to the full influence of geotropism, we must conclude that the tip alone is sensitive to this power, and transmits some influence or stimulus to the adjoining parts, causing them to bend.
But we now know that it is the tip alone which is acted on, and that this part transmits some influence to the adjoining parts, causing them to curve downwards.
It was ascertained in several cases that this sensitiveness resides in the tip, which transmits an influence causing the adjoining upper part to bend in opposition to geotropism towards the moist object.
Pewt he had the close and Mister Purington he nocked at the door and he asked for me and when i come to the door he made Pewt give me the close and then he told Pewt to tell me he was sorry for what he had done and Pewt he dident want to say it but Mister Purington most lifted Pewt of the ground by the ear and then Pewt he said he was sorry kind of mad like and Mister Purington lifted him up agen til Pewt he stood on his tip toes and his face was all onesided and his eyes all squinty and then he had to say it over agen polite.
The black three-cornered hat, broidered with gold, and adorned with three ostrich tips of red and a white and blue aigrette, was, however, the glory of his bravery.
Either would have given up his epidermis to make for her an Easter hat more cheerfully than the ostrich gives up his tip or the aigrette lays down its life.
He had a speck of luminous paint on the sight at the tip of the barrel to help aiming at night.