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Tip (?), n. [Akin to D. & Dan. tip, LG. & Sw. tipp, G. zipfel, and probably to E. tap a plug, a pipe.]

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.

 

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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, Fair ermines spotless as the snows they press. Thomson.

 

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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 one end.

 

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Tip, v. i.

To fall on, or incline to, one side.

Bunyan.

To tip off, to fall off by tipping.

 

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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]

 

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