- The upper part of anything.
- usage: "the mower cuts off the tops of the grass"; "the title should be written at the top of the first page"
- The highest or uppermost side of anything.
- usage: "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
- The top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill. )
- usage: "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
- The first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat.
- usage: "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
- synonyms: top of the inning
- The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development.
- usage: "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "... Catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"
- The greatest possible intensity.
- usage: "he screamed at the top of his lungs"
- Platform surrounding the head of a lower mast.
- A conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin.
- usage: "he got a bright red top and string for his birthday"
- Covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container. )
- usage: "he removed the top of the carton"; "he couldn't get the top off of the bottle"; "put the cover back on the kettle"
- synonyms: cover
- A garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips.
- usage: "he stared as she buttoned her top"
- A canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance.
- usage: "he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent"; "they had the big top up in less than an hour"
- Be superior or better than some standard.
- usage: "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
- Pass by, over, or under without making contact.
- usage: "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
- synonyms: clear
- Be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point.
- usage: "A star tops the Christmas Tree"
- Be ahead of others; be the first.
- usage: "she topped her class every year"
- synonyms: lead
- Provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure. )
- usage: "the towers were topped with conical roofs"
- synonyms: top out
- Reach or ascend the top of.
- usage: "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
- Strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin.
- Cut the top off.
- usage: "top trees and bushes"
- synonyms: pinch
- Be the culminating event.
- usage: "The speech crowned the meeting"
- synonyms: crown
- Finish up or conclude.
- usage: "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne"
- synonyms: top off
- Situated at the top or highest position.
- usage: "the top shelf"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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|MLA||WordNet. "top" 23 October 2010. Web. 16 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/top/definitions/1185540>|