Definition of Top

1. Noun. The upper part of anything. "The title should be written at the top of the first page"

Specialized synonyms: Cap, Capital, Chapiter, Masthead, Crown, Head, Crown, Treetop
Generic synonyms: Part, Region

2. Verb. Be superior or better than some standard. "She topped her performance of last year"

3. Adjective. Situated at the top or highest position. "The top shelf"
Also: Best, High
Similar to: Apical, Crowning, Topmost, Upmost, Uppermost, Upper
Antonyms: Bottom, Side

4. Noun. The highest or uppermost side of anything. "Only the top side of the box was painted"
Exact synonyms: Top Side, Upper Side, Upside
Specialized synonyms: Crest, Crown, Poll, Crown, Pate, Poll, Desktop, Rooftop, Tiptop
Generic synonyms: Face, Side

5. Verb. Pass by, over, or under without making contact. "The balloon cleared the tree tops"
Exact synonyms: Clear
Generic synonyms: Overhaul, Overtake, Pass
Specialized synonyms: Hop
Derivative terms: Clearance

6. Noun. The top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill). "The region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
Exact synonyms: Crest, Crown, Peak, Summit, Tip
Specialized synonyms: Brow, Hilltop, Pinnacle, Mountain Peak
Generic synonyms: Place, Spot, Topographic Point
Derivative terms: Crest, Summit

7. Verb. Be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point. "A star tops the Christmas Tree"
Generic synonyms: Lie

8. Noun. The first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat. "A relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
Exact synonyms: Top Of The Inning
Group relationships: Frame, Inning
Generic synonyms: Bout, Round, Turn
Antonyms: Bottom

9. Verb. Be ahead of others; be the first. "She topped her class every year"
Exact synonyms: Lead
Entails: Compete, Contend, Vie
Derivative terms: Topper

10. Noun. The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development. "At the top of his profession"
Exact synonyms: Acme, Elevation, Height, Meridian, Peak, Pinnacle, Summit, Superlative, Tiptop
Generic synonyms: Degree, Level, Point, Stage
Derivative terms: Elevate, Elevate, Meridian, Peak, Superlative

11. Verb. Provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure). "The towers were topped with conical roofs"
Exact synonyms: Top Out
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Topper

12. Noun. The greatest possible intensity. "He screamed at the top of his lungs"
Generic synonyms: Intensity, Intensiveness

13. Verb. Reach or ascend the top of. "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
Generic synonyms: Arrive At, Attain, Gain, Hit, Make, Reach

14. Noun. Platform surrounding the head of a lower mast.
Generic synonyms: Platform
Group relationships: Ship

15. Verb. Strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin.
Generic synonyms: Hit

16. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Spinning Top, Teetotum, Whirligig
Specialized synonyms: Humming Top, Peg Top, Whip Top, Whipping Top
Generic synonyms: Plaything, Toy
Derivative terms: Whirligig

17. Verb. Cut the top off. "They top the trees"; "Top trees and bushes"
Exact synonyms: Pinch
Generic synonyms: Clip, Crop, Cut Back, Dress, Lop, Prune, Snip, Trim
Specialized synonyms: Tail
Derivative terms: Topper

18. Noun. Covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container). "Put the cover back on the kettle"
Exact synonyms: Cover
Specialized synonyms: Cap, Lid, Manhole Cover, Screwtop
Generic synonyms: Covering
Derivative terms: Cover

19. Verb. Be the culminating event. "The speech crowned the meeting"
Exact synonyms: Crown
Generic synonyms: Climax, Culminate

20. Noun. A garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips. "He stared as she buttoned her top"
Specialized synonyms: Blouse, Bodice, Bustier, Halter
Generic synonyms: Woman's Clothing

21. Verb. Finish up or conclude. "Top the evening with champagne"
Exact synonyms: Top Off
Generic synonyms: Complete, Finish

22. Noun. A canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance. "They had the big top up in less than an hour"
Exact synonyms: Big Top, Circus Tent, Round Top
Generic synonyms: Canvas, Canvas Tent, Canvass
Group relationships: Circus

Definition of Top

1. n. 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. n. 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.

3. v. i. To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower; as, lofty ridges and topping mountains.

4. v. t. To cover on the top; to tip; to cap; -- chiefly used in the past participle.

5. n. A stroke on the top of the ball.

6. v. t. To cover with another dye; as, to top aniline black with methyl violet to prevent greening and crocking.

7. v. i. To strike a ball above the center.

Definition of Top

1. Noun. That part of an object furthest away in the opposite direction from that in which an unsupported object would fall. ¹

2. Noun. The part viewed, or intended to be viewed, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the uppermost visible objects. ¹

3. Noun. A lid, cap or cover of a container. ¹

4. Noun. A garment worn to cover the torso. ¹

5. Noun. A child’s spinning toy; a spinning top. ¹

6. Noun. (nautical) A framework at the top of a ship's mast to which rigging is attached ¹

7. Noun. (baseball) The first half of an inning, during which the home team fields and the visiting team bats. ¹

8. Noun. (BDSM) A dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay. ¹

9. Noun. (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). ¹

10. Noun. (physics) A top quark. ¹

11. Noun. The leaders in a competition ¹

12. Verb. To cover on the top or with a top. ¹

13. Verb. To cut or remove the top (as of a tree) ¹

14. Verb. To excel, to surpass, to beat. ¹

15. Verb. To be in the lead, to be at number one position (of). ¹

16. Verb. (British slang) To commit suicide, (rare) to murder. ¹

17. Verb. (BDSM) To be the dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay. ¹

18. Verb. (slang gay sexuality) To be the partner who penetrates in anal sex. ¹

19. Adjective. (informal) best. ¹

20. Adjective. superior, of high quality ¹

21. Adverb. Rated first. ¹

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Definition of Top

1. to cut off the top (the highest part, point, or surface) of [v TOPPED, TOPPING, TOPS]

Medical Definition of Top

1. 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." (Milton) 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." (Denham) 4. To take off the or upper part of; to crop. "Top your rose trees a little with your knife." (Evelyn) 5. To perform eminently, or better than before. "From endeavoring universally to top their parts, they will go universally beyond them." (Jeffrey) 6. 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. 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. 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. Origin: CF. OD. Dop, top, OHG, MNG, & dial. G. Topf; perhaps akin to G. Topf a pot. 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 hisbaby brow the round And top of sovereignty." (Shak) 4. The chief person; the most prominent one. "Other . . . Aspired to be the top of zealots." (Milton) 5. The crown of the head, or the hair upon it; the head. "From top to toe" "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. 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. A bundle or ball of slivers of comkbed wool, from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out. 9. Eve; verge; point. "He was upon the top of his marriage with Magdaleine." 10. The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface. 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-soil. Top and but, 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, a small viviparous fresh water fish (Gambusia patruelis) abundant in the Southern United States. Also applied to other similar species. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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