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Meaning of TIPTOE

Pronunciation:  'tip`tow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the tip of a toe
  2. [adv]  on tiptoe or as if on tiptoe; "standing tiptoe"
  3. [adj]  straining upward on the tips of the toes; "in a tiptoe stance to see over the crowd"
  4. [adj]  walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise; "moving with tiptoe steps"
  5. [v]  walk on one's toes

TIPTOE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: pointed, quiet, tip, tippytoe
 See Also: tip, toe, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tip"toe`\, n.; pl. {Tiptoes}.
    The end, or tip, of the toe.
          He must . . . stand on his typtoon [tiptoes].
          Upon his tiptoes stalketh stately by.    --Spenser.
    {To be}, or {To stand}, {a tiptoe} or {on tiptoe}, to be
       awake or alive to anything; to be roused; to be eager or
       alert; as, to be a tiptoe with expectation.
  2. \Tip"toe`\, a.
    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.'' --Cowper.
    {Tiptoe mirth}, the highest degree of mirth. --Sir W. Scott.
  3. \Tip"toe`\, v. i.
    To step or walk on tiptoe.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are tiptoeing, highlights your grace and poise in a situation or circumstance. It symbolizes your careful understanding of the smaller and minor details in your life. Alternatively, it may indicate your reservation and hesitance in pursuing toward some path.