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top at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


top at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] ----------//
1 highest part:
2 upper surface:
3 best position:
4 cover:
5 clothes:
6 be (at the) top of the list/agenda:
7 on top:
8 on top of something:
9 one on top of the other:
10 on top of somebody:
11 get on top of somebody:
12 come out on top:
13 on top of the world:
14 plant:
15 street/field etc:
16 the top of the milk:
17 the top of the table:
18 off the top of your head:
19 sing/shout at the top of your voice:
20 from the top:
21 from top to bottom:
22 from top to toe:
23 the top and bottom of it:
24 not have much up top:
25 tops:
26 toy:
27 spin like a top: ----------// [Sense: 1-25; Origin: Old English topp]// [Sense: 26-27; Date: 1000-1100; Origin: Origin unknown]//
1 HIGHEST PART: the highest part of something// → bottom// top of// --The tops of the mountains were still covered with snow.// --She could only just see over the tops of their heads.// at the top (of) sth// --He was standing at the top of the stairs.// --We'll sit down once we're at the top.// --Write your name at the top of the page.// to the top (of) sth// --Stop and wait for us when you get to the top of the slope.// --I filled the glass right to the top .// --The book I wanted was at the very top of the pile.// clifftop/mountaintop/hilltop/treetop // --We could just see the white clifftops in the distance.//
2 UPPER SURFACE: the flat upper surface of an object// --a low wooden table with a glass top// top of// --We walked along the top of the ancient city walls.// on (the) top of sth// --She put the papers down on the top of the piano.// --Her fingers drummed on the table top .//
3 BEST POSITION: the top// the best, most successful, or most important position in an organization, company, or profession// → bottom// the top of// --He has reached the top of his profession.// at the top (of sth)// --It's the people at the top who make the decisions.// to the top (of sth)// --All young footballers dream of making it to the top.// --the groups that are currently at the top of the tree (=the highest position in a profession) in the pop world//
4 COVER: something that you put on or over an object to cover it, protect it, or prevent liquid coming out of it// --I can't get the top off the jar.// --You've left the top off the toothpaste again!// --Can you put the top back on the bottle when you've finished with it?// bottle top/pen top etc // --Has anyone seen my pen top?//
5 CLOTHES: a piece of clothing that you wear on the upper part of your body// --She was wearing a stripy knitted top.// --a skirt with a matching top// --a bikini top// --I can't find my pyjama top.//
6 be (at the) top of the list/agenda: something that is at the top of a list will be dealt with or discussed first// --Europe is once again at the top of the political agenda.//
7 on top: a) on the highest part or surface of something// --The cake was a bit burnt on top.// --a high roof with a chimney on top// b) on the highest part of your head// --Can you cut it quite short on top, please.// c) winning in a game or competition// --After the first set, the Australian was comfortably on top.//
8 on top of sth: a) on the highest surface of something// --There should be an envelope on top of the fridge.// b) in complete control of a situation// --Don't worry; I'm back on top of things now.// --I should be more on top of my work next week.// c) if something bad happens to you on top of something else, it happens when you have other problems// --On top of everything else, I now have to go to work next Saturday!//
9 one on top of the other: also on top of one another // in a pile// --We stacked the crates one on top of the other.//
10 on top of sb: if something dangerous or threatening is on top of you, it is very near you// --The truck was almost on top of us.//
11 get on top of sb: if your work or a problem gets on top of you, it begins to make you feel unhappy and upset// --Things are starting to get on top of him.//
12 come out on top: to win a difficult struggle or argument, especially one that has continued for a long time// --It's difficult to predict who will come out on top.//
13 on top of the world: informal extremely happy// --When I heard she'd been released I felt on top of the world!//
14 PLANT: the part of a fruit or vegetable where it was attached to the plant, or the leaves of a plant whose root you can eat// --Cut the tops off the tomatoes.// --I've found a recipe for beetroot tops.//
15 STREET/FIELD ETC: the part of the street or of a piece of land that is the furthest away from you// --I waited at the top of East Street.//
16 the top of the milk: BrE the cream that rises to the top of a bottle of milk//
17 the top of the table: the part of a long dinner table where the most important people sit//
18 off the top of your head: informal if you say something off the top of your head, you say it immediately, without thinking carefully about it or checking the facts// --Just off the top of my head, I'd say there were about 50.//
19 sing/shout at the top of your voice: to sing or shout as loudly as you can// --Angela ran out of the house, shouting at the top of her voice.//
20 from the top: spoken an expression meaning from the beginning, used especially in the theatre// --Right, let's take it from the top once more.//
21 from top to bottom: if you clean or search somewhere from top to bottom, you do it very thoroughly// --The whole house needs cleaning from top to bottom.//
22 from top to toe: if a person is dressed or covered in something from top to toe, they are completely dressed or covered in it// --They were covered in mud from top to toe.//
23 the top and bottom of it: BrE spoken the general result or meaning of a situation, expressed in a few words// --He's trying to embarrass you, that's the top and bottom of it.//
24 not have much up top: BrE spoken to be not very intelligent// --Poor Nigel, he doesn't have very much up top.//
25 tops: spoken used after a number to say that it is the highest possible amount of money you will get// --It'll cost you [hA124]200, [hA124]250 tops.//
26 TOY: a child's toy that spins around on its point when you twist it//
27 spin like a top: to spin or turn round very quickly// --The impact of the blow sent me spinning like a top.//
top 2 adj ----------//
1 highest:
2 best:
3 winning:
4 top left/right/centre:
5 top speed:
6 top priority:
7 good:
8 top copy: ----------//
1 HIGHEST: [only before noun] nearest to the top of something// → bottom// --We have a flat on the top floor of the building.// --the top button of his shirt// --I managed to scrape off the top layer of paint.// --I found the letter in the top drawer of his desk.//
2 BEST: [usually before noun] best or most successful// --our top tennis players// --a top New York salon// --one of the world's top engineering companies// --people in top jobs// --She got top marks.// --The top score was 72.//
3 WINNING: winning in a game or competition// top of// --Barcelona remain top of the league after beating Real Madrid.// --Despite losing last night, Manchester United are still top (=the highest in a list of clubs in a competition) .//
4 top left/right/centre: expressions meaning the picture at the top of a page on the left or right or in the centre, used in magazines and newspapers// --Top right: silk blouse [hA124]195 from Harrods.//
5 top speed: the fastest speed a vehicle can move at// --We tore down the motorway at top speed.// --a sports car with a top speed of 140 miles per hour//
6 top priority: the thing that you think is most important// --Education is this government's top priority.//
7 GOOD: BrE spoken informal very good// --Clive's a top bloke.//
8 top copy: BrE a letter or document from which copies can be made//
top 3 past tense and past participle topped present participle topping v [T] // ----------//
1 be higher:
2 be most successful:
3 do better:
4 top an offer/a bid etc:
5 be topped by something:
6 be topped (off) with something:
7 to top it all:
8 top that:
9 top and tail:
10 top yourself:
11 reach the top: Phrasal verbs// top something → off// top out// top something/somebody → up// ----------//
1 BE HIGHER: to be higher than a particular amount// --Their profits have reportedly topped [hA124]1,000,000 this year.//
2 BE MOST SUCCESSFUL: to be in the highest position in a list because you are the most successful// --The Tower of London tops the list of London's most popular tourist attractions.// --the team that has topped the Premiership for the last three seasons// --In 1998 the group topped the charts with the song 'Don't Stop Loving Me'.//
3 DO BETTER: if you top something, you do something that is better than it// --He topped his previous best performance, coming second in the 100 metres.//
4 top an offer/a bid etc: to offer more money than someone else// --A rival company topped our offer by $5 million.//
5 be topped by sth: to have something on top// --The roof was topped by a chimney.// --a hill topped by pine trees//
6 be topped (off) with sth: if food is topped with something, it has that thing on it or over the top of it// --a strawberry tart topped with whipped cream// --The cake can be topped off with fresh fruit.//
7 to top it all: spoken in addition to other bad things that have happened to you// --To top it all I lost my job.//
8 top that: spoken used when you are asking someone if they have done something more exciting or successful than you// --Well, I've been asked to appear on a TV show later this year, so top that!//
9 top and tail: BrE to cut the top and bottom off a piece of fruit or a vegetable//
10 top yourself: BrE informal to kill yourself deliberately//
11 REACH THE TOP: literary if you top a hill, you reach the top of it// --We topped the hill and looked down towards the valley below us.// top off [top sth → off] phr v// to complete something successfully by doing one last thing// --Let's top off the evening with a drink.// top out phr v// if something such as a price that is increasing tops out, it reaches its highest point and stops rising// --Do you think interest rates have topped out now?// top up [top sth/sb → up] phr v//
1 to add more liquid to a container that is partly full: --I'll just top up the coffee pot.//
2 to put more drink in someone's glass or cup after they have drunk some: --Can I top you up?//
3 to increase the level of something slightly so as to bring it back to the level you want: --He had to do extra jobs at the weekend to top up his income.// top-up//

TOP at English => English (Abklex) Of Explained:

Technical and Office Protocol, Table Of Pages

TOP at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

Task Oriented Practice [from AT&T and successor Bellcore], Technical Office Protocol, Technical and Office Protocol

top at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

the Hebrew UniversityA

top at Danish => English Of Explained:

irementpensioner, retired perso

top at Danish => English Of Explained:

peak, point, summit, surface, tip, top

top at Dutch => English Of Explained:

peak, point, summit

top at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

display top CPU processes From whatis

top at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

355 Moby Thesaurus words for "top":
Establishment, VIP, acmatic, acme, acme of perfection, agate, all,
apex, apical, apogee, ball, baron, baseball bat, bat, battledore,
bauble, beat, best, bestraddle, bestride, better, big gun, big man,
big name, big top, bigwig, blocks, bonnet, border, brass,
brass hat, brow, bureaucracy, canvas, cap, capital, carousel, ceil,
ceiling, celebrity, checkerboard, chessboard, chief, choice,
circumference, clear, climax, clip, cloud nine, club, cockhorse,
coif, command, consummate, consummation, cork, cortex, costly,
cover, covering, cream, crest, cricket bat, crop, crown, crust,
cue, culmen, culminate, culmination, curtail, cusp, dear,
dear-bought, dignitary, dignity, directorate, disk, dock, doll,
doll carriage, dome, dominate, eaves, edge, elder, elite, end,
envelope, epidermis, exceed, excel, expensive, exterior, external,
extreme, extreme limit, extremity, facade, face, facet, fancy, fat,
father, figure, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string,
flower, fringe, front, frost, gewgaw, gimcrack, go one better,
golf club, great man, greatest, hat, head, headmost, heaven,
heavens, height, hierarchy, high, high noon, high-priced,
higher echelons, higher-ups, highest, highest degree,
highest pitch, highest point, hobbyhorse, hood, housetop, ice,
important person, improve on, integument, interests,
jack-in-the-box, jacks, jackstones, jackstraws, kickshaw,
knickknack, lantern, last word, lid, limit, lineaments, lion,
look down upon, lords of creation, luxurious, magnate, man of mark,
management, marble, marionette, maximal, maximum, meridian,
meridional, merry-go-round, mig, ministry, mogul, most,
mountaintop, nabob, name, ne plus ultra, no place higher, noon,
not affordable, notability, notable, nth degree, of great cost,
officialdom, operculum, outdo, outer face, outer layer, outer side,
outer skin, outline, outshine, outside, outstrip, outtop, outweigh,
overarch, overbalance, overbear, overcome, overhead, overlook,
overmost, overpass, overshadow, overtop, panjandrum, paper doll,
paramount, peak, penthouse, perfect, perfection, periphery,
person of renown, personage, personality, pick, pick-up sticks,
pillar of society, pink, pink of perfection, pinnacle, pinwheel,
pitch, plafond, plaything, point, pole, pollard, power,
power elite, predominate, preeminent, prelacy, premium,
preponderate, prevail, pricey, pride, prime, prize, prune, puppet,
racket, rag doll, rich, ridge, ridgepole, rind, rise above,
rocking horse, roller, rolling stone, roof, roof garden, roof in,
roof-deck, roofage, roofing, roofpole, rooftop, rooftree, rotator,
rotor, round top, roundabout, ruling circle, ruling class,
ruling classes, rundle, sachem, seventh heaven, shell, shingles,
shorten, skin, sky, skylight, slates, somebody, something, spire,
sport, steelie, steep, stiff, stopper, summit, summital, sumptuous,
superficies, superior, superlative, superstratum, supreme, surface,
surmount, surpass, taw, teetotum, tent, tentage, the Establishment,
the administration, the authorities, the great, the ingroup,
the interests, the people upstairs, the power elite,
the power structure, the top, the whole, them, they, tiles, tip,
tip-top, top brass, top off, top people, top-notch, topmost,
tower above, tower over, toy, toy soldier, transcend, trim,
trinket, trump, truncate, tycoon, ultimate, unpayable, upmost,
upper extremity, uppermost, utmost, utmost extent, uttermost,
vertex, vertical, very important person, very top, wheel,
whim-wham, whirlabout, whirler, whirligig, whitetop, worthy,
zenith, zenithal

top at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

agreed, okay

top at Croatian => English Of Explained:

cannon, gun

top at Danish => English Of Explained:

peak, point, tip, summit
summit, surface, top

top at Dutch => English Of Explained:

top [tɔp]
agreed, okay
peak, point, tip, summit
summit, surface, top

top at Turkish => English Of Explained:

ashamed bashfulness, sh

top at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Superiority {Supremacy}): be superior, exceed, excel, transcend, outdo, outweigh, outrank, outrival, pass, surpass, get ahead of, override, overmatch, overshadow, top, cap, beat, cut out, beat hollow, outstrip, eclipse, outshine, have the upper hand, be in the driver's seat, have the advantage, turn the scale, be important, predominate, prevail, precede, take precedence, come first, come to a head, culminate, beat all others, break the record, take the cake*, become larger, increase, expand.

[ADJ] (Superiority {Supremacy}): superior, greater, major, higher, exceeding, great, distinguished, ultra , more than a match for, supreme, greatest, utmost, paramount, preeminent, foremost, crowning, first-rate, important, excellent, unrivaled peerless, matchless, second to none, unparalleled, unequalled, unsurpassed, superlative, incomparable, sovereign, without parallel, beyond compare, beyond comparison, topmost, transcendent, transcendental, increased, added to, enlarged, expanded.

[N] (Summit): summit, top, peak, vertex, apex, apogee, zenith, pinnacle, acme, culmination, meridian, utmost height, ne plus utra, height, pitch, maximum, climax, culmination, crowning point, watershed, sky, tip, crest, crow's nest.

[V] (Summit): culminate, crown, top, overtop, be superior to, cap, crest, overlook.

[ADJ] (Summit): highest, top, topmost, uppermost, tiptop, culminating, crowning, supreme.

[N] (Summit): summit, top, peak, vertex, apex, apogee, zenith, pinnacle, acme, culmination, meridian, utmost height, ne plus utra, height, pitch, maximum, climax, culmination, crowning point, watershed, sky, tip, crest, crow's nest.

[V] (Summit): culminate, crown, top, overtop, be superior to, cap, crest, overlook.

[ADJ] (Summit): highest, top, topmost, uppermost, tiptop, culminating, crowning, supreme.

[N] (Summit): summit, top, peak, vertex, apex, apogee, zenith, pinnacle, acme, culmination, meridian, utmost height, ne plus utra, height, pitch, maximum, climax, culmination, crowning point, watershed, sky, tip, crest, crow's nest.

[V] (Summit): culminate, crown, top, overtop, be superior to, cap, crest, overlook.

[ADJ] (Summit): highest, top, topmost, uppermost, tiptop, culminating, crowning, supreme.

[N] (Covering): covering, cover, canopy, tent, marquee, umbrella, parasol, sunshade, veil, shade, shield, defense, roof, ceiling, thatch, tile, tiling, top.

top at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, adjective, verb
highest point

1 [C] the highest part or point of sth:
She was standing at the top of the stairs. * Write your name at the top. * He filled my glass to the top. * Snow was falling on the mountain tops. * (BrE) the top of the milk (= the cream that rises to the top of a bottle of milk) * The wind was blowing in the tops of the trees.

upper surface

2 [C] the upper flat surface of sth:
Can you polish the top of the table? * a desk / bench top
highest rank
3 [sing.] the highest or most important rank or position:
He's at the top of his profession. * She is determined to make it to the top (= achieve fame or success). * They finished the season at the top of the league. * We have a lot of things to do, but packing is at the top of the list. * This printer is a top of the range model (= the best it is possible to buy). * This decision came from the top.
farthest point
4 [sing.] the ~ of sth the end of a street, table, etc. that is farthest away from you or from where you usually come to it:
I'll meet you at the top of Thorpe Street.
of pen / bottle
5 [C] a thing that you put on the end of sth to close it:
Where's the top of this pen? * a bottle with a screw top
6 [C] a piece of clothing worn on the upper part of the body:
I need a top to go with this skirt. * a tracksuit / pyjama / bikini top
see also CROP TOP
leaves of plant
7 [C, usually pl.] the leaves of a plant that is grown mainly for its root:
Remove the green tops from the carrots.
amount of money
8 (tops) [pl.] (BrE, spoken) used after an amount of money to show that it is the highest possible:
It couldn't have cost more than 」50, tops.
9 (tops) [pl.] (old-fashioned, informal) a person or thing of the best quality:
Among sports superstars she's (the) tops. * In the survey the Brits come out tops for humour.
10 [C] a child's toy that spins on a point when it is turned round very quickly by hand or by a string:
She was so confused-her mind was spinning like a top.
see also BIG TOP
at the top of the tree in the highest position or rank in a profession or career
at the top of your voice as loudly as possible:
She was screaming at the top of her voice.
come out on top to win a contest or an argument:
In most boardroom disputes he tends to come out on top.
from top to bottom going to every part of a place in a very thorough way:
We cleaned the house from top to bottom.
from top to toe completely; all over:
She was dressed in green from top to toe.
get on top of sb to be too much for sb to manage or deal with:
All this extra work is getting on top of him.
get on top of sth to manage to control or deal with sth:
How will I ever get on top of all this work?
off the top of your head (informal) just guessing or using your memory, without taking time to think carefully or check the facts:
I can't remember the name off the top of my head, but I can look it up for you.
on top
1 on the highest point or surface:
a cake with cream on top * Stand on top and look down. * He's going bald on top (= on the top of his head).
2 in a leading position or in control:
She remained on top for the rest of the match.
3 in addition:
Look, here's 30 dollars, and I'll buy you lunch on top.
on top of sth/sb
1 on, over or covering sth/sb:
Books were piled on top of one another. * Many people were crushed when the building collapsed on top of them.
2 in addition to sth:
He gets commission on top of his salary. * On top of everything else, my car's been stolen.
3 very close to sth/sb:
We were all living on top of each other in that tiny apartment.
4 in control of a situation:
Do you think he's really on top of his job? * Work tends to pile up if I don't keep on top of it.
on top of the world very happy or proud
over the top (abbreviation OTT) (informal, especially BrE) done to an exaggerated degree and with too much effort:
His performance in the movie is completely over the top.
take sth from the top (informal) to go back to the beginning of a song, piece of music, speech, etc. and repeat it:
OK, everybody, let's take it from the top.
up top (BrE, informal) used to talk about a person's intelligence:
He hasn't got much up top (= He isn't very intelligent). * It's what's up top (= how intelligent you are) that matters.
more at BLOW v., HEAP n., PILE n., THIN adj.
adjective [usually before noun] highest in position, rank or degree:
He lives on the top floor. * She kept his passport in the top drawer. * He's one of the top players in the country. * She got the top job. * He finished top in the exam. * She got top marks for her essay. * They're top of the league. * The athletes are all on top form (= performing their best). * Welfare reform is a top priority for the government. * The car was travelling at top speed. * Prices at the top end of the market are coming down. * top quality silk
verb (-pp-) [VN]
be more
1 to be higher than a particular amount:
Worldwide sales look set to top $1 billion.
be the best
2 to be in the highest position on a list because you are the most successful, important, etc:
The band topped the charts for five weeks with their first single.
put on top
3 [usually passive] ~ sth (with sth) to put sth on the top of sth else:
fruit salad topped with cream * The chapel was topped by a dome of white marble.
say / do sth better
4 to say or do sth that is better, funnier, more impressive, etc. than sth that sb else has said or done in the past:
I'm afraid the other company has topped your offer (= offered more money). * He has a house in five European capitals-how do you top that?
kill yourself
5 ~ yourself (BrE, informal) to kill yourself deliberately
climb hill
6 (literary) to reach the highest point of a hill, etc.
to top / cap it all (spoken) used to introduce the final piece of information that is worse than the other bad things that you have just mentioned:
And then, to top it all, it started to rain!
top and tail sth (BrE) to cut the top and bottom parts off fruit and vegetables to prepare them to be cooked or eaten
top sth<->off (with sth) to complete sth successfully by doing or adding one final thing:
The outfit was topped off with a large black hat.
top out (at sth) if sth tops out at a particular price, speed, etc. it does not rise any higher:
Inflation topped out at 12%.
top sth<->up (especially BrE)
1 to fill a container that already has some liquid in it with more liquid:
I want to top the car up with oil before we set off. * I want to top the oil up before we set off. * Can I top your glass up (= give you some more to drink)? * Fill the glass half full with beer and top it up with lemonade.
2 to increase the amount of sth to the level you want or need:
She relies on tips to top up her wages. * Sunbeds are the ideal way to keep your tan topped up.
related noun TOP-UP
top sb up (especially BrE) to fill sb's glass or cup with sth more to drink:
Can I top you up?
related noun TOP-UP

Top at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Top \Top\, n. (Golf)
(a) A stroke on the top of the ball.
(b) A forward spin given to the ball by hitting it on or near
the top.

{From top to toe}, from head to foot; altogether.

Top \Top\, v. t.
1. (Dyeing) To cover with another dye; as, to top aniline
black with methyl violet to prevent greening and crocking.

2. To put a stiffening piece or back on (a saw blade).

3. To arrange, as fruit, with the best on top. [Cant]

4. To strike the top of, as a wall, with the hind feet, in
jumping, so as to gain new impetus; -- said of a horse.

5. To improve (domestic animals, esp. sheep) by crossing
certain individuals or breeds with other superior.

6. (Naut.) To raise one end of, as a yard, so that that end
becomes higher than the other.

7. To cut, break, or otherwise take off the top of (a steel
ingot) to remove unsound metal.

8. (Golf) To strike (the ball) above the center; also, to
make (as a stroke) by hitting the ball in this way.

Top \Top\, v. i.
1. (Golf) To strike a ball above the center.

2. (Naut.) To rise at one end, as a yard; -- usually with up.

Top \Top\, n. [AS. top; akin to OFries. top a tuft, D. top top,
OHG. zopf end, tip, tuft of hair, G. zopf tuft of hair,
pigtail, top of a tree, Icel. toppr a tuft of hair, crest,
top, Dan. top, Sw. topp pinnacle, top; of uncertain origin.
Cf. {Tuft}.]
1. The highest part of anything; the upper end, edge, or
extremity; the upper side or surface; summit; apex;
vertex; cover; lid; as, the top of a spire; the top of a
house; the top of a mountain; the top of the ground.

The star that bids the shepherd fold, Now the top of
heaven doth hold. --Milton.

2. The utmost degree; the acme; the summit.

The top of my ambition is to contribute to that
work. --Pope.

3. The highest rank; the most honorable position; the utmost
attainable place; as, to be at the top of one's class, or
at the top of the school.

And wears upon his baby brow the round And top of
sovereignty. --Shak.

4. The chief person; the most prominent one.

Other . . . aspired to be the top of zealots.

5. The crown of the head, or the hair upon it; the head.
``From top to toe'' --Spenser.

All the stored vengeance of Heaven fall On her
ungrateful top ! --Shak.

6. The head, or upper part, of a plant.

The buds . . . are called heads, or tops, as
cabbageheads. --I. Watts.

7. (Naut.) A platform surrounding the head of the lower mast
and projecting on all sudes. It serves to spead the
topmast rigging, thus strengheningthe mast, and also
furnishes a convenient standing place for the men aloft.

8. (Wool Manuf.) A bundle or ball of slivers of comkbed wool,
from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out.

9. Eve; verge; point. [R.] ``He was upon the top of his
marriage with Magdaleine.'' --Knolles.

10. The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or
circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface.

11. pl. Top-boots. [Slang] --Dickens.

Note: Top is often used adjectively or as the first part of
compound words, usually self-explaining; as, top stone,
or topstone; top-boots, or top boots; top soil, or

{Top and but} (Shipbuilding), a phrase used to denote a
method of working long tapering planks by bringing the but
of one plank to the top of the other to make up a constant
breadth in two layers.

{Top minnow} (Zo["o]l.), a small viviparous fresh-water fish
({Gambusia patruelis}) abundant in the Southern United
States. Also applied to other similar species.

Top \Top\, n. [CF. OD. dop, top, OHG., MNG., & dial. G. topf;
perhaps akin to G. topf a pot.]
1. A child's toy, commonly in the form of a conoid or pear,
made to spin on its point, usually by drawing off a string
wound round its surface or stem, the motion being
sometimes continued by means of a whip.

2. (Rope Making) A plug, or conical block of wood, with
longitudital grooves on its surface, in which the strands
of the rope slide in the process of twisting.

Top \Top\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Topped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower; as, lofty ridges
and topping mountains. --Derham.

2. To predominate; as, topping passions. ``Influenced by
topping uneasiness.'' --Locke.

3. To excel; to rise above others.

But write thy, and top. --Dryden.

Top \Top\, v. t.
1. To cover on the top; to tip; to cap; -- chiefly used in
the past participle.

Like moving mountains topped with snow. --Waller.

A mount Of alabaster, topped with golden spires.

2. To rise above; to excel; to outgo; to surpass.

Topping all others in boasting. --Shak.

Edmund the base shall top the legitimate. --Shak.

3. To rise to the top of; to go over the top of.

But wind about till thou hast topped the hill.

4. To take off the or upper part of; to crop.

Top your rose trees a little with your knife.

5. To perform eminently, or better than before.

From endeavoring universally to top their parts,
they will go universally beyond them. --Jeffrey.

6. (Naut.) To raise one end of, as a yard, so that that end
becomes higher than the other.

{To top off}, to complete by putting on, or finishing, the
top or uppermost part of; as, to top off a stack of hay;
hence, to complete; to finish; to adorn.

top at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


{Technical/Office Protocol}

top at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 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" [syn: {top side}, {upper side}, {upside}]
3: the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak
was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of
Monadnock" [syn: {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"
[syn: {top of the inning}] [ant: {bottom}]
5: the highest level or degree attainable; "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" [syn: {acme}, {height}, {elevation},
{peak}, {pinnacle}, {summit}, {superlative}]
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" [syn: {whirligig}, {teetotum}, {spinning
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"; "put the cover
back on the kettle" [syn: {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;
"he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent"; "they had
the big top up in less than an hour" [syn: {circus tent},
{big top}, {round top}]
[also: {topping}, {topped}]

adj 1: situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"
[syn: {top(a)}] [ant: {bottom(a)}, {side(a)}]
2: not to be surpassed; "his top effort" [syn: {greatest}]
[also: {topping}, {topped}]

v 1: go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her
performance of last year" [syn: {exceed}, {transcend}, {overstep},
{pass}, {go past}]
2: pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon
cleared the tree tops" [syn: {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" [syn: {lead}]
5: provide with a top; "the towers were topped with conical
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" [syn: {pinch}]
9: be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"
[syn: {crown}]
10: finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a
cognac"; "top the evening with champagne" [syn: {top off}]
[also: {topping}, {topped}]

top at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » TOP


Inter: wikipedia » dab=top (disambiguation)|top


Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » top||summit, crest|lang=ang


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /tɒp/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /tQp/
  • Inter: a » GenAm Inter: IPA » /tɑp/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /tAp/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-top.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɒp


    Inter: wikipedi » a

  • Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: rfc-sens » e That part of an object furthest away in the opposite direction from that in which an unsupported object would fall.
    1. : His kite got caught at the top of the tree.
    2. The part viewed, or intended to be viewed, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the uppermost visible objects.
    3. : Headings appear at the tops of pages. Or, Further weather information can be found at the top of your television screen.
    4. A lid, cap or cover of a container.
    5. : Put a top on the toothpaste tube or it will go bad.
    6. A garment worn to cover the torso.
    7. : I bought this top as it matches by jeans.
    8. A child’s spinning toy; a spinning top.
    9. : The boy was amazed at how long the top would spin.
    10. Inter: nautica » l A framework at the top of a ship's mast to which rigging is attached
    11. Inter: basebal » l The first half of an inning, during which the home team fields and the visiting team bats.
    12. Inter: BDS » M A dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
    13. Inter: LGBT » slang A gay man who likes take an active sexual role rather than a passive role (e.g. to penetrate in anal sex rather than be penetrated).
    14. : I prefer being a top, and my boyfriend likes being the bottom.
    15. Inter: physic » s A top quark.
    16. The leaders in a competition
    17. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=September 29
    |author=Tom Rostance
    |title=Stoke 2 - 1 Besiktas
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=After drawing their first game in Kiev the Potters are now top of Europa League Group E ahead of back-to-back games with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.


    * Inter: sense » part seen, or intended to be seen, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the uppermost visible objects head Inter: qualifier » of a page
    • Inter: sense » lid cap, cover, lid


      * Inter: sense » part of an object furthest away in the opposite direction from that in which an unsupported object would fall base, bottom, underside
    • Inter: sense » part seen, or intended to be seen, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the uppermost visible objects foot Inter: qualifier » of a page
    • Inter: sense » garment bottoms
    • Inter: sense » BDSM bottom
    • Inter: sense » gay sexual slang bottom

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from top (noun)
    • big top
    • desktop
    • hilltop
    • housetop
    • laptop
    • mountaintop
    • on top
    • on top of

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • on top of the world
  • palmtop
  • rooftop
  • tabletop
  • tiptop
  • top and tail
  • top-down
  • top drawer

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • top hat
    • top-hole
    • topless
    • top of mind
    • top of the hour
    • top of the morning
    • topping
    • treetop

    Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » uppermost part
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|قمة|f|tr=qímma
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|գագաթ|tr=gagat’
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|頂|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|顶|tr=dǐng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vršek
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|bovenkant|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|supro
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|huippu, Inter: t+ » fi|latva, Inter: t- » fi|nuppi, Inter: t+ » fi|pää
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dessus|m
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Oberteil|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|tető, Inter: t- » hu|felső rész
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|uachtar|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cima|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|頂上|tr=chōjō, ちょうじょう
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|꼭대기|tr=kkokdaegi|sc=Kore

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|viersyune|f
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|cacumen|n
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|galotne|f, Inter: t- » lv|virsotne|f, Inter: t- » lv|augša|f
    • Malayalam: മുകള്‍ ഭാഗം (mukaL bhaagam)
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|topp|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cima|f, Inter: t+ » pt|topo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|culme, Inter: t- » ro|vârf
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|вершина|f|tr=veršína|alt=верши́на, Inter: t+ » ru|верх|m|tr=verx, Inter: t+ » ru|верхушка|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=verxúška|alt=верху́шка
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|mullach|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cima|f, Inter: t- » es|parte superior|f, Inter: t- » es|parte de más arriba|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|topp|c
    • Tatar: Inter: t- » tt|төпе|tr=töpe|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » uppermost part of a visual field
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|bovenkant|m
    • Finnish: yläreuna, Inter: t- » fi|yläosa
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|sommità
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|topp|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|верх|m|tr=verx

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|mullach|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|cabecera|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|överdel|c
  • Tatar: Inter: t- » tt|төпе|tr=töpe|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » lid, cap, cover
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|deksel|n
    • Finnish: kansi; korkki (bottle top, cork)
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|couvercle|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Deckel|m, Inter: t+ » de|Kappe|f
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|fedő, Inter: t+ » hu|kupak
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|coperchio|m, Inter: t+ » it|cappuccio
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|蓋|tr=futa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Malayalam: അടപ്പ് (atappu), മൂടി (mooti)
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|deksel|n, Inter: t- » no|lokk|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|крышка|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=krýška|alt=кры́шка
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|mullach|m, Inter: t- » gd|ceann|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|tapa|f, Inter: t+ » es|cubierta|f, Inter: t+ » es|tapadera|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|lock|n, Inter: t+ » sv|kapsyl|c, Inter: t+ » sv|propp|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » garment worn to cover the torso
    • Dutch: bovenkleding {{f}}, topje {{n}}
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|yläosa, Inter: t- » fi|toppi
    • German: Oberteil {{n}}, sleeveless, for ladies: Top {{n}}
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|felső
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|parte superiore

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Malayalam: മേല്‍ വസ്ത്രം (mel vasthram)
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|topp|m
  • Spanish: top {{m}}, prenda superior {{f}}, Inter: t- » es|prenda de arriba|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|topp|c, Inter: t- » sv|överdel|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » child’s spinning toy
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|baldufa|f
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|snurretop|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|tol|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hyrrä
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kreisel|m
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|סביבון|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|trottola|f
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Dapp|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Malayalam: പമ്പരം (pamparam)
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|snurrebass|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|волчок|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=volčók|alt=волчо́к, Inter: t+ » ru|юла|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=julá|alt=юла́
  • Serbian: zvrk {{m}}, čigra {{f}}
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|trompo|m, Inter: t+ » es|pirinola|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|snurra|c
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|tupit

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » top of a ship's mast
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|cofa|f
    • Finnish: huippuhela, toppi
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Topp|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|coffa|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|heuniéthe|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cofa|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|märs|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » baseball term
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|première demi-manche|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|表|tr=omote

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|초|tr=cho|sc=Kore

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » BDSM: dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|top

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: dominador {{m}}, dominadora {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » gay sexual slang: gay man who likes to penetrate in anal sex
    • Chinese:
    • : Cantonese: Inter: tø » yue|主動|sc=Hant, Inter: tø » yue|主动|tr=zyu2 dung6|sc=Hant
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|主動|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|主动|tr=zhǔdòng|sc=Hani
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|aktiivne
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|top, antava osapuoli
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|attivo|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|اکتیو|tr=aktiv|sc=fa-Arab

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|ativo|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|активный|tr=aktívnyj|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|активан|alt=а̏ктӣван|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|aktivan|alt=ȁktīvan
  • Spanish: activo {{m}}, hombre penetrador {{m}}, Inter: qualifier » Mexico Inter: t+ » es|camote|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » top|p|ing
  • To cover on the top or with a top.
    1. : I like my ice cream topped with chocolate sauce.
    2. To cut or remove the top (as of a tree)
    3. : I dont want to be bald, so just top my hair.''
    4. : Top and tail the carrots.
    5. To excel, to surpass, to beat.
    6. : Titanic was the most-successful film ever until it was topped by another Cameron film, Avatar.
    7. To be in the lead, to be at number one position (of).
    8. : Celine Dion topped the UK music charts twice in the 1990s.
    9. Inter: British » slang To commit suicide, (rare) to murder.
    10. : Depression causes many people to top themselves.
    11. Inter: BDS » M To be the dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
    12. : I used to be a slave, but I ended up topping.
    13. : Giving advice to the dominant partner on how to run the BDSM session is called "topping from the bottom".
    14. Inter: slang » gay sexuality To be the partner who penetrates in anal sex.


      * Inter: sense » excel beat, better, best, do better than, exceed, excel, outdo, surpass, trump, worst

  • Inter: sense » kill
  • Inter: sense » standard kill, murder, slaughter, slay
  • Inter: sense » informal/slang do in, do away with, take out, wipe out

    Derived terms

    * Inter: sense » kill top oneself
  • untopped


    Inter: trans-top » to cover on the top or with a top
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kattaa, Inter: t+ » fi|peittää

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cubrir

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to cut or remove the top
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|typistää Inter: t+ » fi|latva|alt=latvasta, Inter: t+ » fi|katkaista Inter: t- » fi|yläpää, ecc.

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|despuntar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » excel
    • Dutch: uitmunten
    • Finnish: olla parempi, voittaa, lyödä, Inter: t- » fi|päihittää

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: ser exitoso, ser un éxito, Inter: t+ » es|rendir, Inter: t+ » es|sobresalir, Inter: t+ » es|rematar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|överträffa

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Inter: trans-top » slang: to murder
    • Dutch: van kant maken

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktran » s


    Inter: en-adj » -
  • Inter: informa » l Best; of the highest quality or rank.
    1. : Shes in the top dance school in
    2. Inter: informa » l Very good, of high quality.
    3. : Hes a top lawyer.''
    4. : That is a top car.

      Related terms

      * top banana

  • top dog
  • top totty


    Inter: trans-top » informal: best
  • Dutch: top-
  • Finnish: huippu, huippu- Inter: qualifier » prefix in a compound, paras

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|лучший|tr=lúčšij|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|топ-|tr=top-|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|máximo

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-adv » -
  • Rated first.
    1. : She came top in her French exam.


      * first

      See also

      * topple


      * Inter: rank » heaven|v.|difficult|801|top|tone|silent|takes


      * opt, OTP, pot, PTO, TPO

    Category: Category:1000 English basic words -



    From Inter: etyl » ota|sq Inter: term » طوپ|tr=top|sc=ota-Arab|lang=ota.


    Inter: head » sq|noun
  • ball

  • Baure


    Inter: head » brg|noun
  • fog

  • Crimean Tatar


    Inter: head » crh|noun
  • ball
    1. lump
    2. cannon


      Inter: crh-latin-noun » nıñ|qa|nı|ta|tan

      Derived terms

      * babaytop

  • toplaşuv
  • topçu
  • top qundağı


    * Inter: R:Useinov-Mireev 200 » 2

  • Category: Category:Crimean Tatar nouns -



    Inter: da-noun » stem=topp|en|e
  • summit, peak
    1. hairpiece
    2. top (uppermost part, lid, cap, cover, garment worn to cover the torso, child’s spinning toy)

      Derived terms

      * tophastighed {{c}}

  • tophue {{c}}
  • topløs Inter: pos » a
  • topmøde {{n}}
  • topnøgle {{c}}
  • toppakning {{c}}
  • toppunkt {{n}}
  • topstilling {{c}}
  • topstykke {{n}}
  • fra top til tå


    Inter: da-noun-infl » stem=topp|en|e

  • Dutch


    * Inter: rhymes » ɔp|lang=nl


    Inter: nl-noun » m|toppen|topje
  • top Inter: gloss » uppermost part


    * Inter: l » nl|bodem


    * pot

  • Kurdish

    Category: Image - :Fussball.jpg|thumb|top


    Inter: ku-noun » g=f
  • ball (object, generally spherical, used for playing games)
    1. cannon



    From Inter: etyl » ota|sh Inter: term » طوپ|tr=top|sc=ota-Arab|lang=ota.


    Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=tȍp|r|топ|то̏п
  • cannon
    1. Inter: chess » lang=sh rook


      Inter: sh-decl-noun »




    Common Slavic *Inter: term » |tup.


    Inter: sl-noun » m
  • blunt

  • Turkish


    From Inter: etyl » otk|tr tōp, tolp.


    Inter: tr-noun » u|lar
  • ball
    1. cannon
    2. Inter: slang » lang=tr gay


      Inter: tr-noun-c » o|t



    From Inter: etyl » grc|vo Inter: term » τόπος||place|tr=topos|lang=grc|sc=polytonic.


    Inter: vo-nou » n
  • place


    Inter: vo-decl-nou » n

    Related terms

    * topäd

  • Translation: af » top
    Translation: am » top
    Translation: ar » top
    Translation: az » top
    Translation: bs » top
    Translation: cs » top
    Translation: de » top
    Translation: et » top
    Translation: el » top
    Translation: es » top
    Translation: fa » top
    Translation: fr » top
    Translation: ko » top
    Translation: hr » top
    Translation: io » top
    Translation: id » top
    Translation: it » top
    Translation: kn » top
    Translation: kk » top
    Translation: ku » top
    Translation: lo » top
    Translation: lt » top
    Translation: li » top
    Translation: hu » top
    Translation: mg » top
    Translation: ml » top
    Translation: my » top
    Translation: fj » top
    Translation: nl » top
    Translation: ja » top
    Translation: uz » top
    Translation: pl » top
    Translation: pt » top
    Translation: ru » top
    Translation: sm » top
    Category: simple:top -
    Translation: sl » top
    Translation: fi » top
    Translation: sv » top
    Translation: tl » top
    Translation: ta » top
    Translation: te » top
    Translation: th » top
    Translation: tr » top
    Translation: uk » top
    Translation: vi » top
    Translation: vo » top
    Translation: zh » top

    TOP at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » top



    Inter: head » mul|symbol
  • Tongan paʻanga

    Usage notes

    This is a currency code used in the Category: w - :ISO 4217|ISO 4217 standard.

  • Category: Category:mul:Currency -
    Translation: de » TOP
    Translation: fr » TOP
    Translation: tr » TOP