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Dictionary definition for: Top

1. (v) go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations" "She topped her performance of last year"

2. (n) the upper part of anything; "the mower cuts off the tops of the grass" "the title should be written at the top of the first page"

3. (s) not to be surpassed; "his top effort"

4. (v) pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"

5. (n) the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk" "only the top side of the box was painted"

6. (v) be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; "A star tops the Christmas Tree"

7. (n) the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent" "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"

8. (v) be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"

9. (n) the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"

10. (n) the highest level or degree attainable; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty" "the artist''s gifts are at their acme" "at the height of her career" "the peak of perfection" "summer was at its peak" "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of

11. (v) provide with a top; "the towers were topped with conical roofs"

12. (n) the greatest possible intensity; "he screamed at the top of his lungs"

13. (v) reach or ascend the top of; "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"

14. (n) platform surrounding the head of a lower mast

15. (v) strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin

16. (v) cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"

17. (n) a conical child''s plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin; "he got a bright red top and string for his birthday"

18. (v) be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"

19. (n) covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container) "he removed the top of the carton" "he couldn''t get the top off of the bottle" "put the cover back on the kettle"

20. (v) finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a cognac" "top the evening with champagne"

21. (n) a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned her top"

22. (n) a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance; "he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent" "they had the big top up in less than an hour"

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