a type of parka worn by the Inuit in Canada
with a or inclination; : Hold the bottle slightly atilt. with the lance in hand in . Historical Examples You purposely prolong his suspense; he is all atilt, expecting the delightful surprise. Autumn Leaves Various Father,” she began, atilt on the arm of his chair, “should you like to buy this house yourself? Polly of […]
; stimulated. Historical Examples Jimmy was atingle with enthusiasm the instant he got word from the managing editor. The Flying Reporter Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss Nevertheless, Jimmy was all atingle with enthusiasm and eagerness. The Flying Reporter Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss Ko-Ko is atingle with all the passion and faults of humanity. Post-Impressions […]
a combination of 1. and , used to form nouns from stems in -ate1, (separation); on this model, used independently to form nouns from stems of other origin: starvation. suffix indicating an action, process, state, condition, or result: arbitration, cogitation, hibernation, moderation Compare -ion, -tion word-forming element for making nouns of action; see -ion.
standing or walking on (usually used predicatively). eagerly expectant, as anticipating a desired event or arrival: waiting atiptoe for the mail. moving with caution or stealth, as avoiding calling attention to one’s presence: She walked atiptoe through the sleeping house.