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

Definition of topmost

: highest of all : uppermost

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 These metrics help analyze the topmost part of the marketing funnel and broadly indicate how many people are aware of your business and what portion of them are likely buyers of your product or service. Fran Biderman-gross, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Where the former keeps water out of the topmost layer of your jacket (causing it to bead rather than seep), the latter keeps water from getting through your jacket at its fastening points. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 24 Mar. 2022 Gounder still feels that the topmost goal is to prevent severe disease, which the vaccines continue to do. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 8 Dec. 2021 The topmost text, in Egyptian hieroglyphs, was fourteen lines long. The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2021 Some Broadway houses are more than a century old, but all of them, regardless of age, are workplaces, and making the environment hazard free for actors and stagehands is a topmost concern. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 Since the first secret meetings between Obama Administration and Taliban officials in Germany, in 2011, the freeing of Taliban prisoners had been, along with U.S. troop withdrawal, a topmost concern of the insurgent group. Michael Ames, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2021 Even while her lungs struggled to breath, McMullen’s topmost concern was Summer. Anchorage Daily News, 13 Aug. 2021 The goal is to gently lift away the topmost layer of skin, trigger the cells lying below that top layer to move on up, increase collagen production and make hyaluronic acid. Kristin Larson, Forbes, 26 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of topmost

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Topmost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of topmost

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

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