For all your dictionary needs!
Index. Are you looking for terms starting with TOP?
Header of top

Top

Top appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Tell a tall tale of a tall tailed dog, that told Tim it tap a tall ale and thump the top of Tim's tomb.
  • Give me the gift of a grip-top sock,
    A clip drape shipshape tip top sock.
    Not your spinslick slapstick slipshod stock,
    But a plastic, elastic grip-top sock.
    None of your fantastic slack swap slop
    From a slap dash flash cash haberdash shop.
    Not a knick knack knitlock knockneed knickerbocker sock
    With a mock-shot blob-mottled trick-ticker top clock.
    Not a supersheet seersucker rucksack sock,
    Not a spot-speckled frog-freckled cheap sheik's sock
    Off a hodge-podge moss-blotched scotch-botched block.
    Nothing slipshod drip drop flip flop or glip glop
    Tip me to a tip top grip top sock.
    (articulation warmup for actors)

Top appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Big dwarves heckle my top quiz of jinx. (31 letters)
View more pangrams!

Top appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • top spot
  • Liar spots top's rail.
  • Top step's pup's pet spot.
View more palindromes!
The word TOP can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

Usage statistics for the noun top:

spoken English62.77%written English37.23% conversational speech62.76%task-oriented speech37.24%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun top:

meridianpinnacleelevationcrestsummittippeakheightcrowncovertop
View more statistics!

Top is sometimes a misspelling of chop or type.

The word top is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

Video footage: Protesting people walking through city, top view
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun top

What does top mean as a name of something?

Top is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: tops

  1. the 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
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic words: part / region = the extended spatial location of something
    • more specific words:
      • chapiter / capital / cap = the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
      • masthead = the head or top of a mast
      • crown = the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
      • head = the top of something
      • treetop / crown = the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant
  2. the highest or uppermost side of anything
    • examples: put your books on top of the desk | only the top side of the box was painted
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of top: top side / upper side / upside
    • more generic words: face / side = a surface forming part of the outside of an object
    • more specific words:
  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
    • example: a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonym of top: top of the inning
    • antonym of top: bottom
    • more generic words: bout / round / turn = a division during which one team is on the offensive
    • part of: frame / inning = one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
  5. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  6. the greatest possible intensity
    • example: he screamed at the top of his lungs
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: intensity / intensiveness = high level or degree
  7. platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: platform = a raised horizontal surface
    • part of: ship = a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  8. a 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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of top: spinning top / teetotum / whirligig
    • more generic words: plaything / toy = an artifact designed to be played with
    • more specific terms:
  9. covering 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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of top: cover
    • more generic word: covering = an artifact that covers something else
    • more specific terms:
      • cap = a top
      • lid = a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.
      • manhole cover = a flush iron cover for a manhole
      • screwtop = the top of a container that must be screwed off and on
  10. a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips
    • example: he stared as she buttoned her top
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: woman's clothing = clothing that is designed for women to wear
    • more specific words:
      • blouse = a top worn by women
      • bodice = part of a dress above the waist
      • bustier = a close-fitting and strapless top without sleeves that is worn by women either as lingerie or for evening dress
      • halter = a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
  11. a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance
    • example: they had the big top up in less than an hour
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of top: big top / circus tent / round top
    • more generic terms: canvas / canvas tent / canvass = a tent made of canvas fabric
    • part of: circus = an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent

Alternative definition of the noun top

noun

  1. [rare] That part of an object furthest away in the opposite direction from that in which an unsupported object would fall.
  2. The part viewed, or intended to be viewed, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the uppermost visible objects.
  3. A lid, cap or cover of a container.
  4. A garment worn to cover the torso.
  5. A child’s spinning toy; a spinning top.
  6. [nautical] A framework at the top of a ship's mast to which rigging is attached
  7. [baseball] The first half of an inning, during which the home team fields and the visiting team bats.
  8. [BDSM] A dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
  9. [LGBT, slang] A gay man who likes take an active sexual role rather than a passive role (e.g. to penetrate in anal sex rather than be penetrated).
  10. [physics] A top quark.
  11. The leaders in a competition

Specialised definition of the noun top

Glossary of sports / baseball

the first part of an inning, during which the visiting team bats (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • example: the top of the ninth

Definition of the adjective top

What does top mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: topper |

  1. situated at the top or highest position

Alternative definition of the adjective top

adjective

  1. [informal] best.
  2. superior, of high quality

Definition of the adverb top

What does top mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. Rated first.

Definition of the verb top

What does top mean as a doing word?

Top is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: topped, topping

  1. be superior or better than some standard
  2. pass by, over, or under without making contact
    • example: the balloon cleared the tree tops
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of top: clear
    • more generic words: overhaul / overtake / pass = travel past
    • more specific word: hop = jump across
  3. be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point
    • example: A star tops the Christmas Tree
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: lie = be located or situated somewhere
  4. be ahead of others; be the first
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of top: lead
    • entailments: compete / contend / vie = compete for something; engage in a contest
  5. provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)
  6. reach or ascend the top of
  7. strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: hit = cause to move by striking
  8. cut the top off
  9. be the culminating event
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of top: crown
    • more generic words: climax / culminate = end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
  10. finish up or conclude
    • example: top the evening with champagne
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of top: top off
    • more generic words: complete / finish = come or bring to a finish or an end

Specialised definition of the verb top

Glossary of sports / golf

if a player tops a shot, he or she hits the ball on the upper part, so that it only travels a short distance along the ground short for sand trap (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

to hit the ball above center, which causes it to roll or hop instead of flying

Characters

  1. The Top is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Universe. One of the earliest members of the Silver Age Flash's "Rogues' Gallery", the character debuted in The Flash #122.
  2. Top is a fictional character from the 2010 film First Love.
  3. Top is a fictional character from the film Machine.

There are other characters with in their name, like Big Top, Red Top, Red-Top, Top Cat, Top Dog, Top Hat, top-dog, top-hat, Chop Top, Top Dollar, Top Gunner, Top Up Bhai and Top Sergeant.

Music

  1. "Top" a.k.a. "TOP!" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Top" is a musical album of 3rei Sud Est.
  3. "Top" is a composition.
  4. "Top" is a musical album of The just barelys.
  5. "Top" is a composition.
  6. "TOP" is a musical album of Tower of Power.
    • released in (27 years ago)

People

  1. Top a.k.a. Joaquín Portillo was an actor and comedian.
  2. Top a.k.a. Keerati Bualong is an athlete. He represented Thailand in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  3. Top a.k.a. Jaron Sorso is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Red Top, Red-Top, Top Dog, Top Gun, Top Man, top-dog, Akif Top, Chop Top, Elie Top, Top Dogg and many others.

Group

Top is a musical group.

  • album: "Emotion Lotion"

Places

  1. Top a.k.a. Philip Billard Municipal Airport is a public airport three miles northeast of downtown Topeka, the capital city of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County. It is owned by the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority.
  2. TOP a.k.a. Théâtre de l'Ouest Parisien is a Venue, Building in Boulogne-Billancourt.

There are other places with in their name, like Red Top, Red-Top, Tip Top, Tip-top, Top End, Flat Top, Flat-Top, High Top, High-top, Hill Top, Hill-Top, Pine Top, Round Top, Round-Top, Table Top, Tiffin Top, Chimney Top, Top Springs, Mountain Top and Broad Top City.

Miscellanea

  1. Top: A top is a toy designed to be spun rapidly on the ground, the motion of which causes it to remain precisely balanced on its tip because of inertia. Such toys have existed since antiquity. Traditionally tops were constructed of wood, sometimes with an iron tip, and would be set in motion by aid of a string or rope coiled around its axis which, when pulled quickly, caused a rapid unwinding that would set the top in motion. Today they are often built of plastic, and modern materials and manufacturing processes allows tops to be constructed with such precise balance that they can be set in motion by a simple twist of the fingers and twirl of the wrist without need for string or rope.
  2. top is a software.
    • genre: System monitor
    • license: GNU General Public License
  3. Top: A top is clothing that covers at least the chest, but which usually covers most of the upper human body between the neck and the waistline. The bottom of tops can be as short as mid-torso, or as long as mid-thigh. Men's tops are generally paired with pants, and women's with pants or skirts. Common types of tops are t-shirts, blouses and shirts.
  4. Top: On a traditional square rigged ship, the top is the platform at the upper end of each mast. This is not the masthead "crow's nest" of the popular imagination – above the mainmast is the main-topmast, main-topgallant-mast and main-royal-mast, so that the top is actually about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way up the mast as a whole.
  5. Top: In BDSM, a top or dominant is the partner in a BDSM relationship or in a BDSM scene who takes the active or controlling role over that of the bottom or submissive partner.
  6. Top a.k.a. Tongan paʻanga: The paʻanga is the currency of the Tonga. It is controlled by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga in Nukuʻalofa. The paʻanga is not convertible and is pegged to a basket of currencies comprising the Australian, New Zealand, and United States dollars and the Japanese yen.
  7. TOP is a brand of cigarette rolling papers distributed by Republic Tobacco of Glenview, Illinois. Republic Tobacco paid an undisclosed amount to acquire the brand from R. J. Reynolds in 1987.
  8. Top: A top is a tool used in the manufacture of laid rope.
  9. Top: In technical analysis, a top is an event in which a security's market price reaches a high, then a higher high, and then a lower high.
  10. Top: In the context of a module M over a ring R, the top of M is the largest semisimple quotient module of M if it exists.
  11. Top a.k.a. Papantla Language: Papantla Totonac, also known as Lowland Totonac, is a native American language spoken in central Mexico, in the state of Veracruz around the city of Papantla.
    • also known as Lowland Totonaca, Totonaco de Papantla, Papantla Totonac

Phrases with Top

Phrases starting with the word Top:

  1. Top 40
  2. Top Up
  3. top-up
  4. top dog
  5. Top Gun
  6. top hat
  7. top off
  8. top out

Phrases ending with the word Top:

  1. On Top
  2. Up Top
  3. big top
  4. out-top
  5. peg top
  6. Red Top
  7. Red-Top
  8. tip-top
  9. Crop top
  10. Drop Top
  11. flat-top
  12. Gold Top

View more phrases with the word Top in thesaurus!

Printed books with definitions for Top

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewTheology (1878)

by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Cain is Kenu, Assyrian, and means eldest, while the Hebrew word Top means a smith, an artificer. Our science shows that the globe has passed through five distinct geological phases, each characterized by a different stratum, and these are ...

Google previewJournal of the British Archaeological Association (1889)

by British Archaeological Association

[The word Top refers to the position of the pattern on the stone.] Names of Places in Cornwall where each Pattern occurs. St. Blazey.—Biscovey (north-east side). St. Cleer.”—On Doniert's Stone (north-east side).

Google previewPhonics from A to Z (1998)

A Practical Guide by Wiley Blevins

For example, if a child has not learned that the letter t stands for /t/, then a misspelling such as dp for the word top means more than that the child is unable to segment the word.

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Top

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Usage statistics about top

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun top:

spoken English62.77%written English37.23% conversational speech62.76%task-oriented speech37.24%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun top:

meridianpinnacleelevationcrestsummittippeakheightcrowncovertop

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun top and its most common antonym:

bottomtop

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb top:

oversteptranscendcrownpinchtopexceedclearpasslead

Photos about Top

Click on an item to view that photo:

top

View more pictures about Top Cat, Top Hat, and Top Gear.

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Top view of the path through the trees. View from balloonSmall photo of BlackBerry isolated on white. Top view.Small photo of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, top view, isolated on whiteSmall photo of Geometric background with a white bench in a green park. Top viewSmall photo of feminini desk workspace with succulent, retro camera, scissors, diary, glasses and golden clips on white background. flat lay, top viewSmall photo of various bruschettas isolated on white background, top viewSmall photo of Top view latte art coffee More...

Videos about Top

Click on an item to play that video:

View more videos about On Top, top 10, Top 20, Top 40, The Top, Top Ten, Soft Top, Top Down, Silver Top, Top Secret, Top Billing, and Spinning top.

See also the pronunciation examples of Top!

Sign language

Click on an item to play that video:

Quotes about Top

If you can't ignore an insult, top it if you can't top it, laugh it off and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved. (J. Russel Lynes)
more quotes about top...

Scrabble value of T1O1P3

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of TOP

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

Semordnilap

What do you get if you reverse the order of the letters?

See also the index of semordnilaps!

Other anagrams

What do you get if you rearrange the letters in other ways?

See also the blanagrams of Top!

Share this page

Next...

Go to the usage examples of Top to see it in context!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary