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;
3. the top point of a mountain or hill;
4. the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat;
5. 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"
6. the greatest possible intensity;
- "he screamed at the top of his lungs"
7. platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
8. a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin;
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"
- "put the cover back on the kettle"
- synonym： cover
10. a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips;
- "he stared as she buttoned her top"
11. a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance;
1. go beyond;
2. pass by, over, or under without making contact;
- "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
- synonym： 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"
- synonym： lead
5. provide with a top;
- "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"
- synonym： pinch
9. be the culminating event;
- "The speech crowned the meeting"
- synonym： crown
10. finish up or conclude;
- "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"
- "top the evening with champagne"
- synonym： top off
1. situated at the top or highest position;
2. not to be surpassed;
- "his top effort"
- synonym： greatest