1. The extreme end of something, especially when pointed; e.g. the sharp end of a pencil.
  2. A piece of metal, fabric or other material used to cover the top of something for protection, utility or decoration.
  3. The end of a bow of a stringed instrument that is not held.
  4. A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
  5. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
  6. Rubbish thrown from a quarry.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. The knocking over of a skittle.
  2. An act of tipping up or tilting.
  3. An area or a place for dumping something, such as rubbish or refuse, as from a mine; a heap (see tipple); a dump.
  4. A recycling centre.
  5. A very untidy place.
  6. The act of deflecting with one's fingers, especially the fingertips

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. A light blow or tap.

Noun (etymology 4)

  1. A gratuity; a small amount of money left for a bartender, waiter, taxi driver or other servant as a token of appreciation.

Noun (etymology 5)

  1. A piece of private or secret information, especially imparted by someone with expert knowledge about sporting odds, business performance etc.

Noun (etymology 6)

  1. A kick or phase; one's current habits or behaviour.
  2. A particular arena or sphere of interest; a front.


  1. To provide with a tip; to cover the tip of.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To knock over; to make fall down, to overturn.
  2. To fall over.
  3. To be, or come to be, in a tilted or sloping position; to become unbalanced.
  4. To drink.
  5. To dump (refuse).
  6. To pour a libation, particularly from a forty of malt liquor.
  7. To deflect with one′s fingers, especially one′s fingertips

Verb (etymology 3)

  1. To hit quickly and lightly; to tap.

Verb (etymology 4)

  1. To give a small gratuity to, especially to an employee of someone who provides a service.
  2. To give, pass.

Verb (etymology 5)

  1. To give a piece of private information to; to inform (someone) of a clue, secret knowledge, etc.

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