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1 being at a point or level higher than all others
  • an office in the top story of the building
  • the top student in our graduating class

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2 of the greatest or highest degree or quantity
  • your safety is our top priority

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3 of the highest degree
  • going at top speed

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4 of the very best kind
  • he's one of the tennis club's top players

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5 highest in rank or authority
  • nearly all of the top officials in the state's department of corrections resigned after the scandal

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top

noun

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1 a piece placed over an open container to hold in, protect, or conceal its contents
  • make sure the top is on the blender before you turn it on or you'll make a mess

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2 the highest part or point
  • a hawk's nest at the very top of the tree

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top

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Synonyms & Antonyms of top (Entry 3 of 3)

to be greater, better, or stronger than
  • the next contender's javelin throw topped the reigning champion's and set a new world record

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The first known use of top was before the 12th century

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“Top.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/top. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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