Definition of top
toppedplay \ˈtäpt\ adjective
- sat down and wrote the … story off the top of his head
- —Jerome Beatty, Jr.
- acted like a man on top of his job
- tried to keep on top of new developments
- the deadline was on top of them
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
They live on the top floor of the building.
the top news story of the day
the country's top three car manufacturers
He is among the top pitchers of the league.
Safety is our top concern.
The winner showed top form.
Houses are selling at top prices.
What is the car's top speed?
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, dandy, divine, dynamite, excellent, fab, fabulous, famous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, immense, jim-dandy, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, peachy, prime, prize, prizewinning, quality, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topflight, unsurpassed, wonderful;
out of this world, too much;
Donations are expected to top $1,000,000 by the end of the month.
The song has topped the charts for seven weeks.
They topped the other company's offer.
She tops everyone else on the team.
I've seen some pretty weird things in my life—but that tops everything!
best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, drub, lick, master, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), rout, shame, skunk, subdue, surmount, thrash, trim, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip, win (against), worst;
go one better, run circles around (or run rings around);
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to be or become more than (a particular amount)
: to be in the highest position on (a list) because of success
: to do or be better than (someone or something)
: located at the highest part or position
: highest in rank, success, or importance
: highest in quality, amount, or degree
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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