Tip"toe` (?), n.; pl. Tiptoes ().

The end, or tip, of the toe.

He must . . . stand on his typtoon [tiptoes]. Chaucer.

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.

 

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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.

 

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Tip"toe`, v. i.

To step or walk on tiptoe.

 

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