topmost

adjective
top·​most | \ ˈtäp-ˌmōst How to pronounce topmost (audio) \

Definition of topmost

: highest of all : uppermost

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of topmost in a Sentence

He was standing on the topmost step. his kite got tangled in the topmost branches of the tree

Recent Examples on the Web

The topmost object reaches out across space, a half-bridge to nowhere, defying gravity and seemingly supported by nothing. Quanta Magazine, "How to Hang Far Out Over the Edge," 17 Nov. 2016 What Janaszak is working on is for the second room, about the topmost layer of water and the tiny creatures that float in it. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Unseen Oceans: How the American Museum of Natural History Builds a New Exhibit," 21 June 2018 Poke the needle through the topmost edge of the cuff. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "The Basic Sewing Skills Everyone Should Know," 17 Oct. 2017 Natural moisturizing factor is a naturally occurring substance primarily made of up amino acids and is typically located in the stratum corneum, which is the topmost layer of the epidermis. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, "How to keep your skin moist while traveling," 27 Apr. 2017 High on a rocky ridge in the desert, nestled among the brush, is the topmost part of a clock that has been ticking for thousands of years. Dylan Tweney, WIRED, "How to Make a Clock Run for 10,000 Years," 23 June 2011

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'topmost.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of topmost

1697, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about topmost

Statistics for topmost

Last Updated

21 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for topmost

The first known use of topmost was in 1697

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for topmost

topmost

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of topmost

: highest in position or importance

topmost

adjective
top·​most | \ ˈtäp-ˌmōst How to pronounce topmost (audio) \

Kids Definition of topmost

: highest of all I can't reach the topmost shelf.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on topmost

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with topmost

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for topmost

Spanish Central: Translation of topmost

Nglish: Translation of topmost for Spanish Speakers

Comments on topmost

What made you want to look up topmost? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

showing courage and determination

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!