top

the highest point, level, or part of something: SUMMIT, CROWN. a garment worn on the upper body. the head of a plant. the head or top of the head —used especially in the phrase top to toe. the highest or uppermost region or part. the upper end, edge, or surface. a fitted, integral, or attached part or unit serving as an upper piece, lid, or covering. the highest position (as in rank or achievement). a person or thing at the top. aces and kings in a hand or the three highest honors in a suit. the part that is nearest in space or time to the source or beginning. the first half of an inning in baseball. the highest degree or pitch conceivable or attained: ACME, PINNACLE. the loudest or highest range of a sound. the choicest part: CREAM, PICK. a platform surrounding the head of a lower mast that serves to spread the topmast rigging, strengthen the mast, and furnish a standing place for men aloft. a comparable part of the superstructure. a forward spin given to a ball (as in golf or billiards) by striking it on or near the top or above the center. a fundamental quark that has an electric charge of + 2/3 and a measured energy of approximately 175 GeV. of, relating to, or being at the top: UPPERMOST. CHIEF, LEADING. of the highest quality, amount, or degree. to be or become higher than: OVERTOP. to be superior to: EXCEL, SURPASS. to gain ascendancy over: DOMINATE. to cover with a top or on the top: provide, form, or serve as a top for. to supply with a decorative or protective finish or final touch. to resupply or refill to capacity —usually used with off. to complete the basic structure of (something, such as a high-rise building) by putting on a cap or uppermost section —usually used with out or off. to bring to an end or climax —usually used with off. to remove or cut the top of. to rise to, reach, or be at the top of. to go over the top of: CLEAR, SURMOUNT. to strike (a ball) above the center thereby imparting topspin. to make an end, finish, or conclusion. to reach a summit or crest —usually used with off or out. a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy. place: locality. topology.