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tip 1

1. The end of a pointed or projecting object.
2. A piece or an attachment, such as a cap or ferrule, meant to be fitted to the end of something else: the barbed tip of a harpoon.
tr.v. tipped, tip·ping, tips
1. To furnish with a tip.
2. To cover or decorate the tip of: tip strawberries with chocolate.
3. To remove the tip of: tip artichokes.
4. To dye the ends of (hair or fur) in order to blend or improve appearance.
Phrasal Verb:
tip in Printing
To attach (an insert) in a book by gluing along the binding edge: tip in a color plate.
tip of the iceberg
A small evident part or aspect of something largely hidden.

[Middle English.]

tip 2

v. tipped, tip·ping, tips
1. To push or knock over; overturn or topple: bumped the table and tipped a vase.
2. To move to a slanting position; tilt: tipped the rearview mirror slightly downward; a weight that tipped the balance. See Synonyms at slant.
3. To touch or raise (one's hat) in greeting.
4. Chiefly British
a. To empty (something) by overturning; dump.
b. To dump (rubbish, for example).
1. To topple over; overturn: The trash can tipped over in the wind.
2. To be tilted; slant: The cabinet tipped toward the wall.
1. The act of tipping.
2. A tilt or slant; an incline.
3. Chiefly British An area or a place for dumping something, such as rubbish.
tip (one's) hand
To reveal one's resources or intentions.
tip the scales
1. To register weight (at a certain amount).
2. To offset the balance of a situation.

[Middle English tippen.]

tip 3

v. tipped, tip·ping, tips
1. To strike gently; tap.
a. Baseball To hit (a pitched ball) with the side of the bat so that it glances off.
b. Sports To tap or deflect (a ball or puck, for example), especially in scoring.
1. Sports To deflect or glance off. Used of a ball or puck.
2. Lower Southern US To tiptoe.
1. A light blow; a tap.
2. Baseball A pitched ball that is tipped: a foul tip.

[From Middle English tippe, a tap, perhaps of Low German origin.]

tip 4

1. A small sum of money given to someone for performing a service; a gratuity.
a. A piece of confidential, advance, or inside information: got a tip on the next race.
b. A helpful hint: a column of tips on gardening.
v. tipped, tip·ping, tips
a. To give a tip to: tipped the waiter generously.
b. To give as a tip: He tipped a dollar and felt that it was enough.
2. To provide with a piece of confidential, advance, or inside information: a disgruntled gang member who tipped the police to the planned robbery.
To give tips or a tip: one who tips lavishly.
Phrasal Verb:
tip out
1. To distribute a portion of one's tips to (a co-worker): The servers tip out everyone who buses the tables.
2. To distribute (a portion of one's tips) to co-workers.

[Origin unknown.]

tip′per n.


External fuel tanks.


abbr transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. V. shunt.
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The yield on US five-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, bonds known as TIPS that are designed to protect against inflation, rose to its highest level since 2009.
The website provides information and instructions for opening an on-line account to buy electronic savings bonds and Treasury marketable securities: bills, notes, bonds, Floating Rate Notes (FRNs), and Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS).
Under this scenario, Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) may represent a good long-term opportunity," he explained.
The difference between yields on one-year notes and similar-maturity Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, a gauge of expectations for consumer prices, has been negative since July 22 and fell to minus 2.
Short-term inflation expectations as measured by the yield gap between five-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities and regular five-year Treasuries fell to 1.
35, while demand for five-year debt that protects against consumer-price gains, known as Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, was the weakest with a ratio of 2.
The difference in yield between 10-year notes and similar-maturity Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, a gauge of traders' outlook for consumer prices known as the break-even rate, reached 2.
NEW YORK: Global prices are poised to climb during the next three to five years as developed nations seek to reduce debt burdens, favouring Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, according to Pacific Investment Management Co.
These, say the bank, will be the first ETNs to give investors the opportunity to take long or short exposure to changes in the market's expectations of future inflation implied by the difference in yields between a notional long or short position in US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS), and an offsetting notional position in US Treasury Bonds with approximately equivalent terms to maturity.
10-year notes and Treasury Inflation Protected Securities and a trader's expectations for inflation widened to as much as 2.
An MOF official remarked that price-indexed bond is a kind of treasury inflation protected securities (TIPS), with a face value which can be adjusted along with change in consumer price index (CPI).
That expected inflation rate is consistent with the difference in interest rates between ordinary US government bonds and Treasury Inflation Protected Securities.

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