Definitions of top

  1. To rise aloft; to be eminent; to predominate; to excel.
  2. To cover with another dye; as, to top aniline black with methyl violet to prevent greening and crocking.
  3. To put a stiffening piece or back on ( a saw blade).
  4. To arrange, as fruit, with the best on top.
  5. To improve ( domestic animals, esp. sheep) by crossing certain individuals or breeds with other superior.
  6. To cut, break, or otherwise take off the top of ( a steel ingot) to remove unsound metal.
  7. To rise above; to excel; to outgo; to surpass.
  8. To rise to the top of; to go over the top of.
  9. To take off the or upper part of; to crop.
  10. To perform eminently, or better than before.
  11. To cover on the top; to tip; to cap; - chiefly used in the past participle.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  15. To cover on the top; rise above; take off the top of.
  16. To remove the top of.
  17. To provide with a top.
  18. To surmount; surpass; excel.
  19. To strike ( the ball) above the center; also, to make ( as a stroke) by hitting the ball in this way.
  20. To strike a ball above the center.
  21. To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower; as, lofty ridges and topping mountains.
  22. To predominate; as, topping passions.
  23. To excel; to rise above others.
  24. To rise at one end, as a yard; - usually with up.
  25. cut the top off; " top trees and bushes"
  26. be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; " A star tops the Christmas Tree"
  27. be the culminating event; " The speech crowned the meeting"
  28. To cover on the top; to cap; to rise above; to surpass; to crop; to rise to the top of.
  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.
  30. Topping.
  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"
  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"
  33. a garment ( especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; " he stared as she buttoned her top"
  34. platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
  35. the greatest possible intensity; " he screamed at the top of his lungs"
  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"
  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"
  38. A stroke on the top of the ball.
  39. A forward spin given to the ball by hitting it on or near the top.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  43. The utmost degree; the acme; the summit.
  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.
  45. The chief person; the most prominent one.
  46. The head, or upper part, of a plant.
  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.
  48. A bundle or ball of slivers of comkbed wool, from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out.
  49. Eve; verge; point.
  50. The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface.
  51. Top- boots.
  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.
  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.
  54. A child's toy, shaped like a pear, and set or kept whirling round by means of a string or a whip.
  55. The highest part of anything; highest place or rank; small platform at the head of the lower mast; a spinning toy.
  56. The upper extremity of anything.
  57. That which is first or highest in rank or degree.
  58. A platform at the head of the lower section of a mast.
  59. A toy, of wood or metal, with a point on which it is made to rotate.
  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.
  61. An inverted conoid which children play with by whirling it on its point.
  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.
  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.
  64. ( of persons) highest in rank or authority or office; " his arch rival"; " the boss man"; " the chief executive"; " head librarian"; " top administrators"
  65. ranking above all others; " was first in her class"; " the foremost figure among marine artists"; " the top graduate"
  66. situated at the top or highest position; " the top shelf"
  67. finish up or conclude; " They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; " top the evening with champagne"
  68. strike ( the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
  69. reach or ascend the top of; " The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
  70. pass by, over, or under without making contact; " the balloon cleared the tree tops"
  71. provide with a top; " the towers were topped with conical roofs"
  72. go beyond; " She exceeded our expectations"; " She topped her performance of last year"
  73. be ahead of others; be the first; " she topped her class every year"
  74. Pertaining to the highest part; highest; chief.
  75. Situated at the top or highest part.
  76. Topped.
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