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  Dictionary Definition of top

Top
noun the Top End.
top [1]
noun, adjective, verb, topped, topping.

-- noun
1. the highest point or part of anything; the apex; the summit.
2. the uppermost or upper part, surface, etc., of anything.
3. the higher end of anything on a slope.
4. a part considered as higher: the top of a street.
5. the part of a plant above ground, as distinguished from the root.
6. ( usually plural ) one of the tender tips of the branches or shoots of plants.
7. that part of anything which is first or foremost; the beginning.
8. the highest or leading place, position, rank, etc.: at the top of the class.
9. the highest point, pitch, or degree: to speak at the top of one's voice.
10. one who or that which occupies the highest or leading position.
11. ( usually plural ) one of the peaks or ridges of a high mountain range: Barrington Tops.
12. Poetic the most perfect example, type, etc.: the top of all honours.
13. the best or choicest part.
14. a covering or lid, as of a box, motor car, carriage, etc.
15. the head.
16. the crown of the head.
17. a blouse, skivvy, jumper, jacket or other outer garment, sometimes with sleeves, to cover the torso.
18. Motor Vehicles a transmission gear providing the highest forward speed ratio, usually turning the drive shaft at the same rate as the engine crankshaft.
19. Nautical a platform surrounding the head of a lower mast on a ship, and serving as a foothold, a means of extending the upper rigging, etc.
20. Chemistry that part of a mixture under distillation which volatilises first.
21. Golf, etc. a. a stroke above the centre of the ball, usually failing to give any height, distance, or accuracy. b. the forward spin given to the ball by such a stroke.
22. ( plural ) a continuous strand of untwisted fibres from which the shorter fibres, or noils, have been removed by combing.
23. See big top.
-- adjective
24. relating to, situated at, or forming the top; highest; uppermost; upper: the top shelf.
25. highest in degree; greatest: to pay top prices.
26. foremost, chief, or principal: to win top honours in a competition.
27. Colloquial the best; excellent: he's a top bloke.
28. denoting or relating to the highest forward gear on a vehicle.
-- verb (t)
29. to furnish with a top; put a top