1. situated at the top or highest position
- the top shelf
Sentences with top as an adjective:
- She's in the top dance school.
- He's a top lawyer.
- That is a top car.
1. Rated first.
- She came top in her French exam.
1. 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
2. the highest or uppermost side of anything
- put your books on top of the desk
- only the top side of the box was painted
Similar word(s): upside
3. the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
4. the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat
- a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth
5. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
- at the top of his profession
6. the greatest possible intensity
- he screamed at the top of his lungs
7. platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
Definition categories: man–made, platform
8. 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
9. 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
Similar word(s): cover
Definition categories: man–made, covering
10. a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips
- he stared as she buttoned her top
Definition categories: man–made
11. a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance
- they had the big top up in less than an hour
Sentences with top as a noun:
- His kite got caught at the top of the tree.
- Further weather information can be found at the top of your television screen. Headings appear at the tops of pages.
- Put a top on the toothpaste tube or it will go bad.
- I bought this top as it matches my jeans.
- The boy was amazed at how long the top would spin.
- to be at the top of one's class, or at the top of the school
- She sang at the top of her voice.
1. be superior or better than some standard
- She topped her performance of last year
2. pass by, over, or under without making contact
- the balloon cleared the tree tops
Similar word(s): clear
3. be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point
- A star tops the Christmas Tree
4. be ahead of others; be the first
- she topped her class every year
Similar word(s): lead
Definition categories: stative
5. provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)
- the towers were topped with conical roofs
6. reach or ascend the top of
- The hikers topped the mountain just before noon
7. strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
8. cut the top off
- top trees and bushes
Similar word(s): pinch
9. be the culminating event
Similar word(s): crown
10. finish up or conclude
- They topped off their dinner with a cognac
- top the evening with champagne
Sentences with top as a verb:
- I like my ice cream topped with chocolate sauce.
- I don't want to be bald, so just top my hair.
- Top and tail the carrots.
- Titanic was the most successful film ever until it was topped by another Cameron film, Avatar.
- Celine Dion topped the UK music charts twice in the 1990s.
- topping passions
- to top aniline black with methyl violet to prevent greening