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Definitions of top

  1. To rise aloft; to be eminent; to predominate; to excel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To cover with another dye; as, to top aniline black with methyl violet to prevent greening and crocking. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To put a stiffening piece or back on (a saw blade). Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To arrange, as fruit, with the best on top. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To improve (domestic animals, esp. sheep) by crossing certain individuals or breeds with other superior. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To cut, break, or otherwise take off the top of (a steel ingot) to remove unsound metal. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To rise above; to excel; to outgo; to surpass. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To rise to the top of; to go over the top of. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To take off the or upper part of; to crop. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To perform eminently, or better than before. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To cover on the top; to tip; to cap; - chiefly used in the past participle. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To strike the top of, as a wall, with the hind feet, in jumping, so as to gain new impetus; - said of a horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To put a cover over; to rise to the highest point of; to surmount; to excel or surpass; cut off the upper part of, as a plant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To cover on the top: to tip: to rise above: to surpass: to rise to the top of: to take off the top of:-pr.p. topping; pa.t. and pa.p. topped. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To cover on the top; rise above; take off the top of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To remove the top of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To provide with a top. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To surmount; surpass; excel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To strike (the ball) above the center; also, to make (as a stroke) by hitting the ball in this way. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To strike a ball above the center. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower; as, lofty ridges and topping mountains. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To predominate; as, topping passions. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To excel; to rise above others. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To rise at one end, as a yard; - usually with up. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. cut the top off; "top trees and bushes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; "A star tops the Christmas Tree" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. To cover on the top; to cap; to rise above; to surpass; to crop; to rise to the top of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To rise to the highest place; to rise above others; to excel; to rise over and above; to cover on the top; to crop; to take the upper part. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. Topping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned her top" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. platform surrounding the head of a lower mast Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. the greatest possible intensity; "he screamed at the top of his lungs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. A stroke on the top of the ball. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. A forward spin given to the ball by hitting it on or near the top. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. The utmost degree; the acme; the summit. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. The chief person; the most prominent one. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. The head, or upper part, of a plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. A bundle or ball of slivers of comkbed wool, from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Eve; verge; point. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. Top-boots. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. The highest part; the summit; as, the top of a mountain; the upper side or surface; as, the top of a table; the highest person, place, or rank; the crown of the head; a small platform at the head of the lower mast of ships; a child's toy which can be made to spin upon its point. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  53. The highest part of anything: the upper end or surface: the upper part of a plant: the crown of the head: the highest place or rank: the chief or highest person: (naut.) a small platform at the head of the lower mast. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  54. A child's toy, shaped like a pear, and set or kept whirling round by means of a string or a whip. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  55. The highest part of anything; highest place or rank; small platform at the head of the lower mast; a spinning toy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  56. The upper extremity of anything. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. That which is first or highest in rank or degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. A platform at the head of the lower section of a mast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. A toy, of wood or metal, with a point on which it is made to rotate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. The highest part of anything; summit; surface; upper side; the highest place, or person, or degree, or rank; the hair on the crown of the head; the head of a plant; a sort of platform, surrounding the head of the lower mast and projecting on all sides, serving to extend the shrouds, and for the convenience of the men. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  61. An inverted conoid which children play with by whirling it on its point. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  62. The highest or upper part of anything; the surface; the highest place or rank; the chief; among seamen, the small plateform near the lower-mast head. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  63. A child's toy, of a pear shape, which is made to spin on its point by means of a long cord; also with a blunter point made to spin for any length of time by the continual application of a whip of several loose strands. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  64. (of persons) highest in rank or authority or office; "his arch rival"; "the boss man"; "the chief executive"; "head librarian"; "top administrators" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  65. ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  66. not to be surpassed; "his top effort" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  67. situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  68. finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  69. strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin Wordnet Dictionary DB
  70. reach or ascend the top of; "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  71. pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  72. provide with a top; "the towers were topped with conical roofs" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  73. go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  74. be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  75. Pertaining to the highest part; highest; chief. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  76. Situated at the top or highest part. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  77. Topped. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for top

  1. You'll feel better on the top – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  2. It is pretty at the top but we are a long way from that. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
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