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Meaning of top

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"
             [ant: {bottom(a)}, {side(a)}]
      n 1: 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"
      2: the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on
         top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
         [syn: {top}, {top side}, {upper side}, {upside}]
      3: the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or
         hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they
         clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few
         molecules wide at the summit" [syn: {peak}, {crown}, {crest},
         {top}, {tip}, {summit}]
      4: the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at
         bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
         [syn: {top}, {top of the inning}] [ant: {bottom}, {bottom of
         the inning}]
      5: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of
         development; "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 fame"; "the summit
         of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by
         man"; "at the top of his profession" [syn: {acme}, {height},
         {elevation}, {peak}, {pinnacle}, {summit}, {superlative},
         {meridian}, {tiptop}, {top}]
      6: the greatest possible intensity; "he screamed at the top of
         his lungs"
      7: platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
      8: 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" [syn: {top}, {whirligig},
         {teetotum}, {spinning top}]
      9: 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" [syn: {top}, {cover}]
      10: a garment (especially for women) that extends from the
          shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned
          her top"
      11: 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" [syn: {circus tent}, {big
          top}, {round top}, {top}]
      v 1: be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our
           expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
           [syn: {exceed}, {transcend}, {overstep}, {pass}, {go past},
      2: pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon
         cleared the tree tops" [syn: {clear}, {top}]
      3: be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; "A
         star tops the Christmas Tree"
      4: be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every
         year" [syn: {lead}, {top}]
      5: provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure); "the
         towers were topped with conical roofs" [syn: {top}, {top
      6: reach or ascend the top of; "The hikers topped the mountain
         just before noon"
      7: strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool)
         giving it a forward spin
      8: cut the top off; "top trees and bushes" [syn: {top}, {pinch}]
      9: be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"
         [syn: {crown}, {top}]
      10: finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a
          cognac"; "top the evening with champagne" [syn: {top}, {top

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