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  1. [noun] 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. [noun] the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
    Synonyms: side, upper side, upside

  3. [noun] the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"
    Synonyms: peak, crown, crest, tip, summit

  4. [noun] the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
    Synonyms: of the inning

  5. [noun] the highest level or degree attainable; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"
    Synonyms: acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative

  6. [noun] the greatest possible intensity; "he screamed at the top of his lungs"

  7. [noun] platform surrounding the head of a lower mast

  8. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: whirligig, teetotum, spinning

  9. [noun] 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"; "put the cover back on the kettle"
    Synonyms: cover

  10. [noun] a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned her top"

  11. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: circus tent, big round

  12. [verb] go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
    Synonyms: exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past

  13. [verb] pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
    Synonyms: clear

  14. [verb] be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; "A star tops the Christmas Tree"

  15. [verb] be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"
    Synonyms: lead

  16. [verb] provide with a top; "the towers were topped with conical roofs"

  17. [verb] reach or ascend the top of; "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"

  18. [verb] strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin

  19. [verb] cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"
    Synonyms: pinch

  20. [verb] be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"
    Synonyms: crown

  21. [verb] finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne"
    Synonyms: off

  22. [adjective] situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"

  23. [adjective] not to be surpassed; "his top effort"
    Synonyms: greatest

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