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Definition 1: a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stared as she buttoned her top

(top is a kind of ...) clothing that is designed for women to wear

(... is a kind of top ) a top worn by women

(... is a kind of top ) part of a dress above the waist

(... is a kind of top ) a close-fitting and strapless top without sleeves that is worn by women either as lingerie or for evening dress

(... is a kind of top ) a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered

Definition 2: covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

(... is a kind of top ) a top (as for a bottle)

(... is a kind of top ) a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.

"he raised the piano lid"

(... is a kind of top ) a flush iron cover for a manhole (as in a street)

(... is a kind of top ) the top of a container that must be screwed off and on

Definition 3: a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent
  • they had the big top up in less than an hour

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) a tent made of canvas fabric

(... is part of top) an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent

"they used the elephants to help put up the circus"

Definition 4: a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got a bright red top and string for his birthday

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) an artifact designed to be played with

(... is a kind of top ) a top that makes a humming noise as it spins

(... is a kind of top ) a pear-shaped top made of wood with a metal center pin

(... is a kind of top ) a top that is spun by whipping

Definition 5: platform surrounding the head of a lower mast - [noun denoting artifact]

(top is a kind of ...) a raised horizontal surface

"the speaker mounted the platform"

(... is part of top) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 6: the greatest possible intensity - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he screamed at the top of his lungs

(top is a kind of ...) high level or degree; the property of being intense

Definition 7: the highest or uppermost side of anything - [noun denoting location]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • put your books on top of the desk
  • only the top side of the box was painted

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) a surface forming part of the outside of an object

"he examined all sides of the crystal" "dew dripped from the face of the leaf" "they travelled across the face of the continent"

(... is a kind of top ) the center of a cambered road

(... is a kind of top ) the part of the head between the ears

(... is a kind of top ) the top of the head

(... is a kind of top ) the top of a desk

(... is a kind of top ) the top of a (usually flat) roof

(... is a kind of top ) the extreme top or summit

Definition 8: the upper part of anything - [noun denoting location]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
  • the title should be written at the top of the first page

(top is a kind of ...) the extended spatial location of something

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

(... is a kind of top ) the upper part of a column that supports the entablature

(... is a kind of top ) the head or top of a mast

(... is a kind of top ) the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel

(... is a kind of top ) the top of something

"the head of the stairs" "the head of the page" "the head of the list"

(... is a kind of top ) the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant

Definition 9: the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the view from the peak was magnificent
  • they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
  • the region is a few molecules wide at the summit

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) a point located with respect to surface features of some region

"this is a nice place for a picnic" "a bright spot on a planet"

(... is a kind of top ) the peak of a hill

"the sun set behind the brow of distant hills"

(... is a kind of top ) a lofty peak

(... is a kind of top ) the summit of a mountain

Definition 10: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development - [noun denoting state]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

"a remarkable degree of frankness" "at what stage are the social sciences?"

Definition 11: the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat - [noun denoting time]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

(... is part of top) (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat

Definition 12: be the culminating event - [verb of change]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The speech crowned the meeting

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

"The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"

Definition 13: finish up or conclude - [verb of change]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They topped off their dinner with a cognac
  • top the evening with champagne

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) come or bring to a finish or an end

"He finished the dishes" "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree" "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

Definition 14: cut the top off - [verb of contact]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • top trees and bushes

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

"dress the plants in the garden"

(... is a kind of top ) remove the stalk of fruits or berries

Definition 15: strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin - [verb of contact]

(top is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

Definition 16: pass by, over, or under without making contact - [verb of motion]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the balloon cleared the tree tops

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) travel past

"The sports car passed all the trucks"

(... is a kind of top ) jump across

"He hopped the bush"

Definition 17: reach or ascend the top of - [verb of motion]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hikers topped the mountain just before noon

(top is a kind of ...) reach a destination, either real or abstract

"We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made it to the finish line" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

Definition 18: provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure) - [verb of possession]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the towers were topped with conical roofs

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

Definition 19: be superior or better than some standard - [verb of stative]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She exceeded our expectations
  • She topped her performance of last year

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top is a kind of ...) distinguish oneself

"She excelled in math"

Definition 20: be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point - [verb of stative]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A star tops the Christmas Tree

(top is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

Definition 21: be ahead of others; be the first - [verb of stative]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she topped her class every year

Synonyms for top in the sense of this definition

(top implies ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Definition 22: situated at the top or highest position - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where top or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the top shelf

(top is similar to ...) situated at an apex

(top is similar to ...) forming or providing a crown or summit

"the crowning star on a Christmas tree" "her hair was her crowning glory"

(top is similar to ...) at or nearest to the top

"the uppermost book in the pile" "on the topmost step"

(top is similar to ...) the topmost one of two

(means also ...) (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities

"the best film of the year" "the best solution" "the best time for planting" "wore his best suit"

(means also ...) (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')

"a high mountain" "high ceilings" "high buildings" "a high forehead" "a high incline" "a foot high"

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