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Noun: top  tóp
  1. The upper part of anything
    "the mower cuts off the tops of the grass"; "the title should be written at the top of the first page"
  2. The highest or uppermost side of anything
    "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted";
    - top side, upper side, upside
  3. The highest or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    "the view from the top was magnificent";
    - peak, crown, crest, tip, summit
  4. The first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat
    "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth";
    - top of the inning
  5. The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    "at the top of his profession";
    - acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop
  6. The greatest possible intensity
    "he screamed at the top of his lungs"
  7. Platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
  8. A conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
    "he got a bright red top and string for his birthday";
    - whirligig, teetotum, spinning top
  9. Covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
    "he removed the top of the carton"; "he couldn't get the top off of the bottle";
    - cover
  10. A garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips
    "he stared as she buttoned her top"
  11. A canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance
    "they had the big top up in less than an hour"; "he was afraid of a fire in the round top";
    - circus tent, big top, round top
Adjective: top  tóp
  1. Situated at the top or highest position
    "the top shelf"
Verb: top (topped,topping)  tóp
  1. Be superior or better than some standard
    "She topped her performance of last year";
    - exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past
  2. Pass by, over, or under without making contact
    "the balloon cleared the tree tops";
    - clear
  3. Be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point
    "A star tops the Christmas Tree"
  4. Be ahead of others; be the first
    "she topped her class every year";
    - lead
  5. Provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)
    "the towers were topped with conical roofs";
    - top out
  6. Reach or ascend the top of
    "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
  7. Strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
  8. Cut the top off
    "top trees and bushes";
    - pinch
  9. Be the culminating event
    "The speech topped the meeting";
    - crown
  10. Finish up or conclude
    "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne";
    - top off

Derived forms: tops, topping, topped

See also: apical, best, crowning, high, topmost, upmost, uppermost

Type of: arrive at, attain, bout, canvas, canvas tent, canvass, climax, clip, complete, covering, crop, culminate, cut back, degree, dress, excel, face, finish, furnish, gain, hit, intensity, intensiveness, level, lie, lop, make, offer, overhaul, overtake, part, pass, phase, phasis, place, platform, plaything, point, provide, prune, reach, region, render, round, rule, side, snip, spot, stage, stand out, supply, surpass, topographic point, toy, trim, turn, woman's clothing

Antonym: bottom, side

Part of: circus, frame, inning, ship

Encyclopedia: Top, bottom, versatile