1. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: region crown head crown masthead capital
2. [ noun ] the highest or uppermost side of anything
Synonyms: upper_side upside top_side

"put your books on top of the desk" "only the top side of the box was painted"

Related terms: side rooftop poll desktop pate crown
3. [ adjective ] situated at the top or highest position

"the top shelf"

Related terms: side bottom crowning topmost upper apical best high
4. [ noun ] the top point of a mountain or hill
Synonyms: crest peak tip summit crown

"the view from the peak was magnificent" "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"

Related terms: topographic_point hilltop mountain_peak pinnacle
5. [ noun ] (mathematics) the top point of a mountain or hill
Synonyms: crest peak tip summit crown

"the view from the peak was magnificent" "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"

Related terms: topographic_point upper_bound hilltop mountain_peak pinnacle cap summit
6. [ adjective ] (of persons) highest in rank or authority or office
Synonyms: chief boss head arch

"his arch rival" "the boss man" "the chief executive" "head librarian" "top administrators"

Related terms: important
7. [ adjective ] not to be surpassed
Synonyms: greatest

"his top effort"

Related terms: maximal
8. [ noun ] the highest level or degree attainable
Synonyms: height peak elevation pinnacle summit superlative acme

: "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty" "at the height of her career" "the peak of perfection" "summer was at its peak" the pinnacle of fame" "the summit of his ambition"

Related terms: degree lead promote lift
9. [ noun ] (sport) the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat
Synonyms: top_of_the_inning

"a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"

Related terms: bottom turn inning
10. [ verb ] go beyond
Synonyms: exceed pass transcend go_past overstep

"She exceeded out expectations" "She topped her performance of last year"

Related terms: excel acme transcendence exceedance
11. [ adjective ] ranking above all others
Synonyms: first foremost

"was first in her class" "the foremost figure among marine artists" "the top graduate"

Related terms: best
12. [ noun ] the greatest possible intensity

: "he screamed at the top of his lungs"

Related terms: intensity
13. [ verb ] pass by, over, or under without making contact
Synonyms: clear

"the balloon cleared the tree tops"

Related terms: pass hop crown
14. [ noun ] a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
Synonyms: teetotum spinning_top whirligig

"he got a bright red top and string for his birthday"

Related terms: plaything humming_top whipping_top peg_top whirligig
15. [ verb ] (baseball) strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
Related terms: hit
16. [ verb ] finish up or conclude
Synonyms: top_off

"They topped off their dinner with a cognac" "top the evening with champagne"

Related terms: complete
17. [ noun ] (nautical) platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
Related terms: platform ship
18. [ noun ] (clothing) a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips

"he stared as she buttoned her top"

Related terms: garment bodice halter blouse
19. [ verb ] reach or ascend the top of

"The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"

Related terms: reach crown
20. [ verb ] provide with a top

"the towers were topped with conical roofs"

Related terms: supply
21. [ verb ] cut the top off
Synonyms: pinch

"top trees and bushes"

Related terms: snip tail
22. [ verb ] be the culminating event
Synonyms: crown

"The speech crowned the meeting"

Related terms: culminate
23. [ noun ] covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
Synonyms: cover

"he removed the top of the carton" "he couldn't get the top off of the bottle" "put the cover back on the kettle"

Related terms: covering cap manhole_cover screwtop lid overlay
24. [ verb ] be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point

"A star tops the Christmas Tree"

Related terms: lie
25. [ verb ] be ahead of others; be the first
Synonyms: lead

"she topped her class every year"

Related terms: acme compete
26. [ noun ] (housing) a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance
Synonyms: big_top round_top circus_tent

"he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent" "they had the big top up in less than an hour"

Related terms: canvas_tent circus
Similar spelling:   TOPV