Definitions for top

Definitions for (noun) top

Main entry: circus tent, round top, top, big top

Definition: 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

Main entry: top

Definition: a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips

Usage: he stared as she buttoned her top

Main entry: top, cover

Definition: 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

Main entry: top, teetotum, whirligig, spinning top

Definition: 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

Main entry: top

Definition: platform surrounding the head of a lower mast

Main entry: top

Definition: the greatest possible intensity

Usage: he screamed at the top of his lungs

Main entry: peak, summit, tip, top, crest, crown

Definition: 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

Main entry: top, top side, upper side, upside

Definition: 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

Main entry: top

Definition: 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

Main entry: meridian, height, tiptop, top, summit, superlative, acme, pinnacle, peak, elevation

Definition: 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

Main entry: top, top of the inning

Definition: 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

Definitions for (verb) top

Main entry: top, top off

Definition: finish up or conclude

Usage: They topped off their dinner with a cognac; top the evening with champagne

Main entry: crown, top

Definition: be the culminating event

Usage: The speech crowned the meeting

Main entry: pinch, top

Definition: cut the top off

Usage: top trees and bushes

Main entry: top

Definition: strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin

Main entry: top

Definition: reach or ascend the top of

Usage: The hikers topped the mountain just before noon

Main entry: clear, top

Definition: pass by, over, or under without making contact

Usage: the balloon cleared the tree tops

Main entry: top, top out

Definition: provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)

Usage: the towers were topped with conical roofs

Main entry: exceed, overstep, pass, top, transcend, go past

Definition: be superior or better than some standard

Usage: She exceeded our expectations; She topped her performance of last year

Main entry: lead, top

Definition: be ahead of others; be the first

Usage: she topped her class every year

Main entry: top

Definition: be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point

Usage: A star tops the Christmas Tree

Definitions for (adj) top

Main entry: top

Definition: situated at the top or highest position

Usage: the top shelf

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