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Definition of the noun tiptoe

What does tiptoe mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tiptoes

  1. the tip of a toe
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic word: tip = the extreme end of something
    • part of: toe = one of the digits of the foot

Definition of the adjective tiptoe

What does tiptoe mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise
    • example: moving with tiptoe steps
    • similar: quiet

Definition of the adverb tiptoe

What does tiptoe mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. on tiptoe or as if on tiptoe
    • example: standing tiptoe

Definition of the verb tiptoe

What does tiptoe mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: tiptoed | tiptoeing | tiptoes

  1. walk on one's toes

Alternative definition of the verb tiptoe


  1. To walk quietly when only the tips of the toes touch the ground. [definition from late 14th c.]
  2. Alternative spelling of tip-toe.

Phrases with tiptoe

  1. Tiptoe Around
  2. On Tiptoe


"Tiptoe" is a composition.


Tiptoe describes the human body posture and locomotion of removing the heel of one or both feet from the ground. It is quite often used as a slang when the weight is placed on the balls of the feet, rather than literally the tips of the toes, although it could still be used in that case.

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Usage statistics about tiptoe

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb tiptoe:


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ESL for Beginners - Common English Verbs - thumb, tilt, tiptoe etc. - Lesson 111

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Quotes about tiptoe

Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe. (Doug Larson)
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Scrabble value of T1I1P3T1O1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of TIPTOE

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