HyperDic: top

English > 22 senses of the word top:
NOUNlocationtopthe upper part of anything
locationtop, top side, upper side, upsidethe highest or uppermost side of anything
locationtop, peak, crown, crest, tip, summitthe top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
timetop, top of the inningthe first half of an inning
statetop, acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptopthe highest level or degree attainable
attributetopthe greatest possible intensity
artifacttopplatform surrounding the head of a lower mast
artifacttop, whirligig, teetotum, spinning topa conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
artifacttop, covercovering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
artifacttopa garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips
artifacttop, circus tent, big top, round topa canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance
ADJECTIVEalltopsituated at the top or highest position
VERBstativetop, exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go pastbe superior or better than some standard
motiontop, clearpass by, over, or under without making contact
stativetopbe at the top of or constitute the top or highest point
stativetop, leadbe ahead of others
possessiontop, top outprovide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)
motiontopreach or ascend the top of
contacttopstrike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
contacttop, pinchcut the top off
changetop, crownbe the culminating event
changetop, top offfinish up or conclude
top > pronunciation
Soundstaa'p; tao'p
RhymesAesop ... workshop: 48 rhymes with aap...
agitprop ... treetop: 5 rhymes with aop...
English > top: 22 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsituated at the top or highest position.
Example"the top shelf"
Narrowerapicalsituated at an apex
crowningforming or providing a crown or summit
topmost, uppermost, upmostAt or nearest to the top
upperThe topmost one of two
See alsobest(superlative of 'good') having the most positive qualities
high(literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high')
Oppositebottomsituated at the bottom or lowest position
sideLocated on a side
Spanishsuperior
Catalansuperior
English > top: 22 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe upper part of anything.
Examples
  • "the mower cuts off the tops of the grass"
  • "the title should be written at the top of the first page"
Narrowercapital, chapiter, capThe upper part of a column that supports the entablature
crownThe part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
crown, treetopThe upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant
headThe top of something
mastheadThe head or top of a mast
Broaderregion, partThe extended spatial location of something
Spanishparte alta, parte superior
Catalanpart de dalt
Verbstopcut the top off
topprovide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)
topbe at the top of or constitute the top or highest point
English > top: 22 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe highest or uppermost side of anything.
Examples
  • "put your books on top of the desk"
  • "only the top side of the box was painted"
Synonymstop side, upper side, upside
Narrowercrown, crestThe center of a cambered road
desktopThe top of a desk
pate, poll, crownThe top of the head
pollThe part of the head between the ears
rooftopThe top of a (usually flat) roof
tiptopThe extreme top or summit
Broaderside, faceA surface forming part of the outside of an object
Spanishparte superior
Catalanpart superior
Verbstopstrike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
toppass by, over, or under without making contact
English > top: 22 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningThe top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill).
Synonymspeak, crown, crest, tip, summit
Narrowerhilltop, browThe peak of a hill
mountain peakThe summit of a mountain
pinnacleA lofty peak
Broadertopographic point, place, spotA point located with respect to surface features of some region
Spanishcima, cresta, cumbre, cúspide, extremo superior, pico
Catalancimalada, cimal, cim, cresta, cúspide, pic
Verbstoppass by, over, or under without making contact
topreach or ascend the top of
English > top: 22 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningThe first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat.
Example"a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
Synonymtop of the inning
Part ofinning, frame(baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
Broaderturn, bout, round(sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
Oppositebottom, bottom of the inningThe second half of an inning
English > top: 22 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningThe highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development.
Example "at the top of his profession"
Synonymsacme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop
Broaderdegree, level, stage, pointA specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
Spanishapogeo, auge, cima, cúspide, pico, súmmum, superlativo, tiptop
Catalanapogeu, caramull, cim, súmmum, tiptop
Verbstopbe superior or better than some standard
topbe ahead of others
English > top: 22 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningThe greatest possible intensity.
Example"he screamed at the top of his lungs"
Broaderintensity, intensivenesshigh level or degree
English > top: 22 senses > noun 7, artifact
Meaningplatform surrounding the head of a lower mast.
Part ofshipA vessel that carries passengers or freight
BroaderplatformA raised horizontal surface
Spanishcofa
Catalancofa
English > top: 22 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin.
Example"he got a bright red top and string for his birthday"
Synonymswhirligig, teetotum, spinning top
Narrowerhumming topA top that makes a humming noise as it spins
peg topA pear-shaped top made of wood with a metal center pin
whipping top, whip topA top that is spun by whipping
Broaderplaything, toyAn artifact designed to be played with
Spanishpeonza, pirinola, top, trompo
Catalanbaldufa, burot
English > top: 22 senses > noun 9, artifact
Meaningcovering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container).
Examples
  • "he removed the top of the carton"
  • "he couldn't get the top off of the bottle"
Synonymcover
NarrowercapA top (as for a bottle)
lidA movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.
manhole coverA flush iron cover for a manhole (as in a street)
screwtopThe top of a container that must be screwed off and on
BroadercoveringAn artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
Spanishtapadera, tapa
Catalantapadora, tapa
English > top: 22 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips.
Example"he stared as she buttoned her top"
NarrowerblouseA top worn by women
bodicePart of a dress above the waist
bustierA close-fitting and strapless top without sleeves that is worn by women either as lingerie or for evening dress
halterA woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
Broaderwoman's clothingclothing that is designed for women to wear
Spanishtop
English > top: 22 senses > noun 11, artifact
MeaningA canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance.
Example "they had the big top up in less than an hour"
Synonymscircus tent, big top, round top
Part ofcircusAn arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent
Broadercanvas tent, canvas, canvassA tent made of canvas fabric
Spanishcarpa circense, carpa de circo, carpa, round top
Catalancarpa, round top
English > top: 22 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe superior or better than some standard.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "She topped her performance of last year"
Synonymsexceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past
Broaderexcel, stand out, surpassdistinguish oneself
Spanishexceder, rebasar, sobrepasar, superar, trascender
Catalandepassar, excedir, superar, ultrapassar
Nounstopthe highest level or degree attainable
topperan exceedingly good witticism that surpasses all that have gone before
topperthe person who is most outstanding / outstanding or excellent
English > top: 22 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningPass by, over, or under without making contact.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"the balloon cleared the tree tops"
Synonymclear
NarrowerhopJump across
Broaderpass, overtake, overhaulTravel past
Spanishcubrir, rematar
Catalancobrir, rematar
Nounstopthe highest or uppermost side of anything
topthe top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
English > top: 22 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningBe at the top of or constitute the top or highest point.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"A star tops the Christmas Tree"
BroaderlieBe located or situated somewhere
Nounstopthe upper part of anything
English > top: 22 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe ahead of others; be the first.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"she topped her class every year"
Synonymlead
Entailscompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Spanishencabezar, ir a la cabeza, ir en cabeza, liderar
Catalanencapçalar, liderar
Nounstopthe highest level or degree attainable
topperthe person who is most outstanding / outstanding or excellent
English > top: 22 senses > verb 5, possession
MeaningProvide with a top or finish the top (of a structure).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the towers were topped with conical roofs"
Synonymtop out
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Nounstopthe upper part of anything
toppera worker who makes or adds the top to something
English > top: 22 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaningreach or ascend the top of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
Broaderreach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainReach a destination / destination, either real or abstract
Nounstopthe top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
English > top: 22 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningstrike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin.
PatternSomebody ----s something
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Nounstopthe highest or uppermost side of anything
English > top: 22 senses > verb 8, contact
Meaningcut the top off.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey top the trees
Example"top trees and bushes"
Synonympinch
NarrowertailRemove the stalk of fruits or berries
Broadersnip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut backcultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
Spanishdesmochar, pellizcar
Nounstopthe upper part of anything
toppera worker who cuts tops off (of trees or vegetables etc.)
English > top: 22 senses > verb 9, change
MeaningBe the culminating event.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymcrown
Broaderculminate, climaxend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
Spanishcoronar
Catalancoronar, culminar
English > top: 22 senses > verb 10, change
Meaningfinish up or conclude.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"
  • "top the evening with champagne"
Synonymtop off
Broadercomplete, finishCome or bring to a finish or an end / end
Spanishcompletar, coronar, finalizar, redondear

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