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Definition of "top" []

  • The uppermost part, point, surface, or end. (noun)
  • The part farthest from a given reference point: took a jump shot from the top of the key. (noun)
  • The crown of the head: from top to toe. (noun)
  • The part of a plant, such as a rutabaga, that is above the ground. (noun)
  • Something, such as a lid or cap, that covers or forms an uppermost part. (noun)
  • The highest or uppermost part of anything (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The most important or successful position (noun)
  • The part of a plant that is above ground (noun)
  • A thing that forms or covers the uppermost part of anything, esp a lid or cap (noun)
  • The highest degree or point (noun)
  • The most important person (noun)
  • The best or finest part of anything (noun)
  • The loudest or highest pitch (esp in the phrase top of one's voice) (noun)
  • The beginning (noun)
  • The highest card of a suit in a player's hand (noun)
  • A stroke that hits the ball above its centre (noun)
  • A platform around the head of a lower mast of a sailing vessel, the edges of which serve to extend the topmast shrouds (noun)
  • The part of a volatile liquid mixture that distils first (noun)
  • A garment, esp for a woman, that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips (noun)
  • The high-frequency content of an audio signal (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Of, relating to, serving as, or situated on the top (adjective)
  • Excellent (adjective)
  • To form a top on (something) (verb)
  • To remove the top of or from (verb)
  • To reach or pass the top of (verb)
  • To be at the top of (verb)
  • To exceed or surpass (verb)
  • To kill (verb)
  • To hit (a ball) above the centre (verb)
  • To make (a stroke) by hitting the ball in this way (verb)
  • To distil off (the most volatile part) from a liquid mixture (verb)
  • To add other colorants to (a dye) in order to modify the shade produced (verb)

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Use "top" in a sentence
  • "I'm yet to discover a way to convert a top to a body outfit/part, which would address the above problem partially, despite a few token efforts at file renaming (the .bmps exported are preceded with top~ or body~) and hex editing (the .package file refers to the file names it expects to find for the .bmps)."
  • "If you look at a plant, you find it dark near the ground, growing lighter near the top with its green leaves, and then the blossom; the glory is at the _top_."
  • "Among stones and rocks the recognized sign is one stone set on top of another (_top line_) and in places where there is nothing but grass the custom is to twist a tussock into a knot (_third line_)."