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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. Tiptoe mirth, the highest degree of mirth.