Meaning of top by Wiktionary Dictionary
Explanation of top by Wordnet Dictionary
- ( UK ) IPA: /tɒp/, X-SAMPA: /tQp/
- ( GenAm ) IPA: /tɑp/, X-SAMPA: /tAp/
- Rhymes: -ɒp
- ( Can we clean up( + ) this sense? ) That part of an object furthest away in the opposite direction from that in which an unsupported object would fall .
- The part viewed, or intended to be viewed, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the uppermost visible objects .
- A lid, cap or cover of a container .
- A garment worn to cover the torso .
- A child’s spinning toy; a spinning top .
- ( nautical ) A framework at the top of a ship's mast to which rigging is attached
- ( baseball ) The first half of an inning, during which the home team fields and the visiting team bats .
- ( BDSM ) A dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay .
- ( LGBT, slang ) A gay man who likes take an active sexual role rather than a passive role ( e.g. to penetrate in anal sex rather than be penetrated ) .
- ( physics ) A top quark .
- The leaders in a competition
- ( part of an object furthest away in the opposite direction from that in which an unsupported object would fall ): base, bottom, underside
- ( part seen, or intended to be seen, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the uppermost visible objects ): foot ( of a page )
- ( garment ): bottoms
- ( BDSM ): bottom
- ( gay sexual slang ): bottom
- To cover on the top or with a top .
- To cut or remove the top ( as of a tree )
- To excel, to surpass, to beat .
- To be in the lead, to be at number one position ( of ) .
- ( UK, slang ) To commit suicide, ( rare ) to murder .
- ( BDSM ) To be the dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay .
- ( slang, gay sexuality ) To be the partner who penetrates in anal sex .
- opt, OTP, pot, PTO, TPO
Old English top ( “summit, crest” )
Explanation of top by Wordnet Dictionary
- top trees and bushes
- Top n. [CF. OD. dop, top, OHG., MNG., & dial. G. topf; perhaps akin to G. topf a pot.]
1. A child's toy, commonly in the form of a conoid or pear, made to spin on its point, usually by drawing off a string wound round its surface or stem, the motion being sometimes continued by means of a whip.
2. ( Rope Making ) A plug, or conical block of wood, with longitudital grooves on its surface, in which the strands of the rope slide in the process of twisting.
- Top n. [AS. top; akin to OFries. top a tuft, D. top top, OHG. zopf end, tip, tuft of hair, G. zopf tuft of hair, pigtail, top of a tree, Icel. toppr a tuft of hair, crest, top, Dan. top, Sw. topp pinnacle, top; of uncertain origin. Cf. Tuft.]
1. The highest part of anything; the upper end, edge, or extremity; the upper side or surface; summit; apex; vertex; cover; lid; as, “the top of a spire; the top of a house; the top of a mountain; the top of the ground.”
The star that bids the shepherd fold,
Now the top of heaven doth hold. Milton.
2. The utmost degree; the acme; the summit.
The top of my ambition is to contribute to that work. Pope.
3. The highest rank; the most honorable position; the utmost attainable place; as, “to be at the top of one's class, or at the top of the school”.
And wears upon his baby brow the round
And top of sovereignty. Shak.
4. The chief person; the most prominent one.
Other . . . aspired to be the top of zealots. Milton.
5. The crown of the head, or the hair upon it; the head. “From top to toe” Spenser.
All the stored vengeance of Heaven fall
On her ungrateful top ! Shak.
6. The head, or upper part, of a plant.
The buds . . . are called heads, or tops, as cabbageheads. I. Watts.
7. ( Naut. ) A platform surrounding the head of the lower mast and projecting on all sudes. It serves to spead the topmast rigging, thus strengheningthe mast, and also furnishes a convenient standing place for the men aloft. Totten.
8. ( Wool Manuf. ) A bundle or ball of slivers of comkbed wool, from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out.
9. Eve; verge; point. [R.] “He was upon the top of his marriage with Magdaleine.” Knolles.
10. The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface. Knight.
11. pl. Top-boots. [Slang] Dickens.
12. ( Golf ) A stroke on the top of the ball. A forward spin given to the ball by hitting it on or near the top.
☞ Top is often used adjectively or as the first part of compound words, usually self-explaining; as, top stone, or topstone; top-boots, or top boots; top soil, or top-soil.
Top and but ( Shipbuilding ), a phrase used to denote a method of working long tapering planks by bringing the but of one plank to the top of the other to make up a constant breadth in two layers. -- Top minnow ( Zool. ), a small viviparous fresh-water fish ( Gambusia patruelis ) abundant in the Southern United States. Also applied to other similar species. -- From top to toe, from head to foot; altogether.
- Top, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Topped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Topping.]
1. To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower; as, “lofty ridges and topping mountains”. Derham.
2. To predominate; as, “topping passions”. “Influenced by topping uneasiness.” Locke.
3. To excel; to rise above others.
But write thy, and top. Dryden.
4. ( Golf ) To strike a ball above the center.
5. ( Naut. ) To rise at one end, as a yard; -- usually with up.
- Top, v. t.
1. To cover on the top; to tip; to cap; -- chiefly used in the past participle.
Like moving mountains topped with snow. Waller.
Of alabaster, topped with golden spires. Milton.
2. To rise above; to excel; to outgo; to surpass.
Topping all others in boasting. Shak.
Edmund the base shall top the legitimate. Shak.
3. To rise to the top of; to go over the top of.
But wind about till thou hast topped the hill. Denham.
4. To take off the or upper part of; to crop.
Top your rose trees a little with your knife. Evelyn.
5. To perform eminently, or better than before.
From endeavoring universally to top their parts, they will go universally beyond them. Jeffrey.
6. ( Naut. ) To raise one end of, as a yard, so that that end becomes higher than the other.
7. ( Dyeing ) To cover with another dye; as, “to top aniline black with methyl violet to prevent greening and crocking”.
8. To put a stiffening piece or back on ( a saw blade ).
9. To arrange, as fruit, with the best on top. [Cant]
10. To strike the top of, as a wall, with the hind feet, in jumping, so as to gain new impetus; -- said of a horse.
11. To improve ( domestic animals, esp. sheep ) by crossing certain individuals or breeds with other superior.
12. ( Naut. ) To raise one end of, as a yard, so that that end becomes higher than the other.
13. To cut, break, or otherwise take off the top of ( a steel ingot ) to remove unsound metal.
14. ( Golf ) To strike ( the ball ) above the center; also, to make ( as a stroke ) by hitting the ball in this way.
To top off, to complete by putting on, or finishing, the top or uppermost part of; as, to top off a stack of hay; hence, to complete; to finish; to adorn. to completely fill ( an almost full tank ) by adding more of the liquid it already contains.
Definition of top by GCIDE Dictionary