Meaning of TOP in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German zopf tip, tuft of hair Date: before 12th century 1. a. the highest point, level, or part of something ; summit , crown , the head or ~ of the head, the head of a plant, a garment worn on the upper body, b. the highest or uppermost region or part, the upper end, edge, or surface, a fitted, integral, or attached part or unit serving as an upper piece, lid, or covering, 3. a platform surrounding the head of a lower mast that serves to spread the ~mast rigging, strengthen the mast, and furnish a standing place for men aloft, a comparable part of the superstructure, 4. the highest degree or pitch conceivable or attained ; acme , pinnacle , the loudest or highest range of a sound, 5. the part that is nearest in space or time to the source or beginning, the first half of an inning in baseball, 6. a. the highest position (as in rank or achievement), a person or thing at the ~, aces and kings in a hand or the three highest honors in a suit, the choicest part ; cream , pick , a forward spin given to a ball (as in golf or billiards) by striking it on or near the ~ or above the center, a fundamental quark that has an electric charge of + 2/3 and a measured energy of approximately 175 GeV, ~ped adjective II. verb (~ped; ~ping) Date: 1509 transitive verb to remove or cut the ~ of, 2. to cover with a ~ or on the ~ ; provide, form, or serve as a ~ for, to supply with a decorative or protective finish or final touch, to resupply or refill to capacity, to complete the basic structure of (as a high-rise building) by putting on a cap or uppermost section, to bring to an end or climax, 3. to be or become higher than ; over~ , to be superior to ; excel , surpass , to gain ascendancy over ; dominate , 4. to rise to, reach, or be at the ~ of, to go over the ~ of ; clear , surmount , to strike (a ball) above the center thereby imparting ~spin, intransitive verb to make an end, finish, or conclusion, to reach a summit or crest, III. adjective Date: 1556 of, relating to, or being at the ~ ; uppermost , chief , leading , of the highest quality, amount, or degree , IV. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English Date: 14th century a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy

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