top·​most ˈtäp-ˌmōst How to pronounce topmost (audio)
: 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 Outside is a toxic hellscape, visible only on big screens in the silo's topmost level. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 29 Dec. 2023 Prune plants heavily by cutting all shoots and side branches back by about six inches, or to a point just above the topmost fruit. Kim Toscano, Southern Living, 10 Jan. 2024 In my tests, the topmost part of the base felt like a pot handle on a hot stove. Clifford Atiyeh, Robb Report, 13 Nov. 2023 Travelers can access Palm Jumeirah from mainland Dubai by driving through an underwater tunnel that connects the topmost frond to the crescent or by using public transportation, including the Palm Monorail. Danielle Berman, Travel + Leisure, 26 Nov. 2023 Simply slide the spiral base over your tree’s topmost branch, and let the silvery dendrites nestle into the branches as though this snowflake topper floated down from the sky. Casey Clark, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2023 In this disease, antibodies attack the connection between cells in the topmost layers of the skin so that it is easily separated from the layers below. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, 7 Oct. 2023 Cool experiments with thermionics Refrigerator chips are joined by tunnel junctions, through which the passing electrical current leads to cooling, and the lowest temperature is reached on the topmost chip. IEEE Spectrum, 12 Sep. 2023 There are minor imperfections (the topmost of the polo’s four buttonholes arrived unfinished and a touch ragged) and the shirt’s large, soft collar, the only option, gets helplessly flummoxed under even a light blazer. Josh Condon, Robb Report, 3 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of topmost was in 1613

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“Topmost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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top·​most -ˌmōst How to pronounce topmost (audio)
: highest of all

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