top Definition

  • 1the highest or uppermost point, part, or surface of something
  • 2a thing that is put on or attached to the upper part of something to make it complete
  • 3a garment covering the upper part of the body and typically having a collar, sleeves, and buttons down the front

Using top: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "top" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The top of the mountain was covered in snow.

  • Example

    He put the top on the bottle.

  • Example

    She wore a red top with jeans.

top Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for top

Antonyms for top

Idioms Using top

  • be at the top of one's game

    to be performing at one's best level


    After months of training, she was at the top of her game for the competition.

  • to emerge as the winner or successful party


    Despite the challenges, they managed to come out on top in the end.

  • to behave recklessly or excessively


    He went over the top with his spending and ended up in debt.

Phrases with top

  • in addition to; besides


    On top of his salary, he also gets a bonus.

  • off the top of one's head

    without careful thought or investigation


    I can't give you an exact figure off the top of my head.

  • of the highest quality


    This car is top of the line.

Origins of top

from Old English 'topp'


Summary: top in Brief

The term 'top' [tษ’p] refers to the highest point or uppermost surface of something. It can also refer to an object placed on the upper part of something to complete it, such as 'He put the top on the bottle.' Additionally, 'top' can refer to a garment covering the upper body, like 'She wore a red top with jeans.' Phrases like 'on top of' and idioms like 'be at the top of one's game' extend its meaning.

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