Pronunciation: (u-tip'tō"), [key]
1. standing or walking on tiptoe (usually used predicatively).
2. eagerly expectant, as anticipating a desired event or arrival: waiting atiptoe for the mail.
3. moving with caution or stealth, as avoiding calling attention to one's presence: She walked atiptoe through the sleeping house.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.