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The word tiptoe is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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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.


Tiptoe is a record label.


  1. "Tiptoe" is a song written and recorded by American indie rock band Imagine Dragons, for their debut studio album Night Visions. The song appears as the second track on the album. Bubbling under the Billboard Hot 100 at #13, it has also peaked at #34 on the Billboard Rock songs chart. The song was performed by the group at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The theme of the song deals with the speaker's victory over something momentous, despite his not being noticed or recognized by others.
  2. "Tiptoe" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  3. "Tiptoe" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  4. "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.

Phrases with Tiptoe

  1. Tiptoe Around
  2. On Tiptoe
  3. to tiptoe

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tiptoe

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Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science (2009)

by Jean Mooney

positive if patient shows loss of balance/increased tendency to sway when standing with eyes closed screening test any test that categorizes by predetermined characteristic/ property single-leg raise test; tiptoe test test of tendo Achilles (TA), ...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

tiptoe v.

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Children 2 to 5 (1993)

Over 600 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Sing "The Witch's Brew" song: Stirring and stirring and stirring our brew ooooooooo oo oooooooooo oo Stirring and stirring and stirring our brew ooooooooo oo oooooooooo oo Tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe, BOO.' —Sandra Suffoleito Ryan, Buffalo.

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Usage statistics about tiptoe

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

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


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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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