tip Definition

  • 1the pointed or rounded end or extremity of something slender or tapering
  • 2a small sum of money given to someone as a reward for their services

Using tip: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "tip" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The tip of the pencil broke off.

  • Example

    He left a generous tip for the waiter.

  • Example

    She gave me a tip on how to improve my cooking.

  • Example

    The tip of the iceberg is all we can see.

tip Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for tip

Phrases with tip

  • the feeling that a word or name is about to be remembered


    I know her name, it's right on the tip of my tongue.

  • tip-off

    a piece of information given in a discreet or confidential way


    The police received a tip-off about the planned robbery.

  • to have decisive influence on an outcome


    The deciding factor that tipped the scales in their favor was their strong defense.


Summary: tip in Brief

The term 'tip' [tɪp] refers to the pointed or rounded end of something, such as 'The tip of the pencil broke off.' It can also mean a small sum of money given as a reward, as in 'He left a generous tip for the waiter.' 'Tip' extends into phrases like 'tip of the tongue,' referring to the feeling of almost remembering something, and 'tip-off,' meaning a discreet piece of information.

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