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tip 1

 (tĭp)
n.
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.
Idiom:
tip of the iceberg
A small evident part or aspect of something largely hidden.

[Middle English.]

tip 2

 (tĭp)
v. tipped, tip·ping, tips
v.tr.
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).
v.intr.
1. To topple over; overturn: The trash can tipped over in the wind.
2. To be tilted; slant: The cabinet tipped toward the wall.
n.
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.
Idioms:
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

 (tĭp)
v. tipped, tip·ping, tips
v.tr.
1. To strike gently; tap.
2.
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.
v.intr.
1. Sports To deflect or glance off. Used of a ball or puck.
2. Lower Southern US To tiptoe.
n.
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

 (tĭp)
n.
1. A small sum of money given to someone for performing a service; a gratuity.
2.
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
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
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.

tipping

(ˈtɪpɪŋ)
n
(Commerce) the act of leaving a gratuity

tipping

(ˈtɪpɪŋ)
n
the act of disposing of rubbish by leaving it somewhere, esp illegally
Translations

tipping

[ˈtɪpɪŋ] n
(= leaving a gratuity) → pourboire m
Tipping is normal in bars and restaurants here → Le pourboire est d'usage ici dans les bars et restaurants.
(= dumping rubbish) → dépôt m des ordures
References in classic literature ?
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However, tipping etiquette may vary when it comes to taxi drivers.
Uber in Kenya has introduced a new tipping feature that will allow customers to tip their drivers at the end of a trip or when food is delivered.
Sure tipping is common over here, but it is never expected the way it is in the US for example.
Ovation Tips provides consumers a simple method of know that tipping is allowed and appreciated without the uncomfortable or awkward personal interaction associated with a hand to hand cash tip for their hotel cleaning staff, bellhops, shuttle bus drivers, excursion hots, or other hard working employee.
But the increase in prices of products and services because of the introduction of the Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UAE seems to be affecting this generous culture of tipping. Service workers now receive small or no tips at all from customers.
MORE than half of Brits are confused about tipping customs when they go travelling.
USA tip 20 per cent Famous for its tipping culture, when travelling to the United States a substantial tip is Restaurant waiting staff, housekeepers, taxis and tour guides will expect a ten to 20 per cent tip in addition to the normal price.
Department of Labor's internal analysis showed that employees' tipping losses under the proposal reached into the billions and department officials told staff to change the data methodology to "lessen" the impact.
Shared tipping is a way for the owner to reduce costs.
We asked 100 people between the ages of 18 and 70 about their tipping habits.
Uber rolled out a new feature on its app Thursday, introducing optional in-app tipping in 121 cities across U.S.