Definition of Tiptoe

1. Noun. The tip of a toe.

Group relationships: Toe
Generic synonyms: Tip



2. Verb. Walk on one's toes. "The children tiptoe to the playground"
Exact synonyms: Tip, Tippytoe
Generic synonyms: Walk

3. Adjective. Walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise. ; "Moving with tiptoe steps"
Similar to: Quiet

4. Adverb. On tiptoe or as if on tiptoe. "Standing tiptoe"

Definition of Tiptoe

1. n. The end, or tip, of the toe.

2. a. Being on tiptoe, or as on tiptoe; hence, raised as high as possible; lifted up; exalted; also, alert.

3. v. i. To step or walk on tiptoe.

Definition of Tiptoe

1. Verb. To walk quietly when only the tips of the toes touch the ground. (defdate from late 14th c.) ¹

2. Verb. Alternative spelling of tip-toe. ¹

3. Noun. The tips of one's toes collectively. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tiptoe

1. to walk on the tips of one's toes [v -TOED, -TOEING, -TOES]

Medical Definition of Tiptoe

1. 1. Being on tiptoe, or as on tiptoe; hence, raised as high as possible; lifted up; exalted; also, alert. "Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops." (Shak) "Above the tiptoe pinnacle of glory." (Byron) 2. Noiseless; stealthy. "With tiptoe step." Tiptoe mirth, the highest degree of mirth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tiptoe

tipsify
tipsifying
tipsily
tipsiness
tipsinesses
tipstaff
tipstaffs
tipstaves
tipster
tipsters
tipstock
tipstocks
tipsy
tipsy cake
tipt
tiptoe (current term)
tiptoe around
tiptoed
tiptoeing
tiptoer
tiptoers
tiptoes
tiptop
tiptopite
tiptops
tipu
tipu tree
tipula
tipulary
tipulas

Literary usage of Tiptoe

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1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1890)
"zW, and in extreme tiptoe T = 1.37 W. Also, that the higher the foot is raised on tiptoe, the less is the tension on the tendon. ..."

2. A Treasury of Canadian Verse: With Brief Biographical Notes by Theodore Harding Rand (1900)
"Is there a God who remembers That we have our nights as our noons ? Our dark and our dismal Decembers As well as our garden-gay Junes ? ON tiptoe ..."

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