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  Definition of top
  1. 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"
  2. a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned her top"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
  6. the greatest possible intensity; "he screamed at the top of his lungs"
  7. the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"
  8. the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
  9. 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"
  10. 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
  11. the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
  12. finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne"
  13. be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"
  14. cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"
  15. strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
  16. reach or ascend the top of; "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
  17. pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
  18. provide with a top; "the towers were topped with conical roofs"
  19. go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
  20. be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"
  21. be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; "A star tops the Christmas Tree"
  22. not to be surpassed; "his top effort"
Similar Words: circus tent, big top, round top, cover, whirligig, teetotum, spinning top, peak, crown, crest, tip, summit, top side, upper side, upside, acme, height, elevation, pinnacle, superlative, top of the inning, top off, pinch, clear, exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, lead, greatest


Hyponyms: blouse, bodice, halter, cap, lid, manhole cover, screwtop, humming top, peg top, whipping top, whip top, hilltop, brow, pinnacle, mountain peak, crown, crest, poll, pate, desktop, rooftop, capital, chapiter, masthead, head, capitulum, treetop, tail, hop


Entailments: compete, vie, contend


Part Meronyms: circus, ship, inning, frame


Derivational Morphology: overlay, cover, whirligig, summit, clear, cap, crest, pinch, lead, exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, peak, promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate, lift, topper, top side, upper side, upside, crown, tip, clearance, acme, height, elevation, pinnacle, superlative, best, transcendence, transcendency, superiority, exceedance


Anagrams: pot, PTO, opt


Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: bovenkant  
Finnish: huippu   French: dessus  
German: Oberteil   Hungarian: tető  
Italian: cima   Japanese: 頂上  
Korean: 꼭대기   Malayalam: മുകള്‍ ഭാഗം  
Portuguese: cima   Russian: вершина  
Spanish: cima   Swedish: topp  
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