the pointed or rounded end or extremity of something slender or tapering:George pressed the tips of his fingers togetherthe northern tip of Scotland
a small piece or part fitted to the end of an object:the rubber tip of the walking stick
1 (usually as adjective tipped) attach to or cover the end or extremity of:mountains tipped with snow [in combination]:steel-tipped spears
colour (something) at its end or edge:velvety red petals tipped with white
2 (tip a page in) (in bookbinding) paste a single page, typically an illustration, to the neighbouring page of a book by a thin line of paste down its inner margin:tipped in here is a clipping from a magazine
on the tip of one's tongue
almost but not quite brought to mind or spoken:his name’s on the tip of my tongue!