Definitions of topmost

  1. at or nearest to the top; " the uppermost book in the pile"; " on the topmost step"
  2. Highest; uppermost; as, the topmost cliff; the topmost branch of a tree.
  3. Highest; at the summit.
  4. Next the top: highest.
  5. Uppermost; highest.
  6. Being at the very top.
  7. Highest; uppermost.
  8. The uppermost; the highest.

Usage examples for topmost

  1. The marquis clung to the topmost branches, looking at the still sky far above him, the still stream far below him, the still tree- tops far around him, till he caught a glimpse of the only interesting object to be seen- a black pony bearing its usual burden, if Alice Miller could be called a burden, and pacing leisurely up the road beneath him. – Not Pretty, But Precious by John Hay, et al.
  2. After their dinner, the crew climbed up to the topmost block, on which Dirk Peters was stationed. – An Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne
  3. The four cities may be thus summed up: The topmost stratum is six and one- half feet in depth and covers the Grecian settlement which was established about the year 700 B. C. Beneath the Greek masonry are found the walls of another city, built of earth and small stones, but the abundance of wood- ashes shows that the city- or the successive cities- was chiefly built of wood. – A Manual of the Antiquity of Man by J. P. MacLean
  4. He would not take it upon him to be positive; but this he could tell Daisy; there was never a stick or a leaf to be found in those old rocks that ever lived and grew on dry ground, though there were plenty that grew in the sea, until in the very topmost or latest of those rocks some few bits of fern- growth began to appear. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  5. Having climbed to the topmost point, they stood and gazed. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  6. Having reached the topmost step, I was raising my foot to a supposed higher or succeeding step ... – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  7. It was a very nice tree, and its topmost finger just brushed the ceiling. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  8. The first sounds undoubtedly came from a little squirrel, which, startled by some disturbance, chattering and hissing in fear or anger, sprang in a wide curve yet with a sure leap from the topmost bough of the tree to a neighboring oak which stood at a considerable distance. –  by
  9. With this thought in mind he quickly made his escape toward his town, where the bridge was lowered and the gate quickly opened for him; meanwhile my lord Yvain at once spurs after him at topmost speed. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  10. Now it was night, and on the crest of the hill Sigurd saw a red fire blazing up into the sky, and within the flame a castle, and a banner on the topmost tower. – The Red Fairy Book by Various
  11. Indeed, she lost sight of the trees, and saw her own hand upon the topmost bar of the gate with extreme distinctness, while he went on: " I've made up my mind to chuck my work and live down here. – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  12. Inside the comfortable branches of the tree there was a regular apartment house of birds, the nests rising one above the other to the topmost limbs. – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  13. Now the nest in which Unc' Billy was hiding was on the topmost row in the darkest corner of the hen- house, and Unc' Billy had crawled down underneath the hay. – The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum by Thornton W. Burgess
  14. At this Katharine shivered a little, drew up to the fire, and warmed her hands by spreading them over the topmost peak of the coal. – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  15. He has had an offer, and he doesn't care for anything so long as you come out on the topmost round. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  16. Right up into the topmost branches of the coal trees. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  17. Rising early on Midsummer Morn, she ran to the forest, climbed the great elm, and concealed herself in its topmost branches. – The Firelight Fairy Book by Henry Beston
  18. Far up as there the patriarch Jacob saw it stretch its topmost part when it appeared to him so laden with Angels. – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting
  19. The slip of an elm grew beside the picket fence, and she stood passing her fingers over the topmost leaves, with her head lowered so that he could not see her face. – The-Choir-Invisible by Allen, James Lane
  20. Each tree cast his shadow upon his neighbour, so that only the topmost branches burned in the light. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett