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Definition of top:

  1. A bundle or ball of slivers of comkbed wool, from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out.
  2. 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.
  3. A forward spin given to the ball by hitting it on or near the top.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A stroke on the top of the ball.
  7. Eve; verge; point.
  8. The chief person; the most prominent one.
  9. The crown of the head, or the hair upon it; the head.
  10. The head, or upper part, of a plant.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface.
  14. The utmost degree; the acme; the summit.
  15. To arrange, as fruit, with the best on top.
  16. To cover on the top; to tip; to cap; - chiefly used in the past participle.
  17. To cover with another dye; as, to top aniline black with methyl violet to prevent greening and crocking.
  18. To cut, break, or otherwise take off the top of ( a steel ingot) to remove unsound metal.
  19. To excel; to rise above others.
  20. To improve ( domestic animals, esp. sheep) by crossing certain individuals or breeds with other superior.
  21. To perform eminently, or better than before.
  22. To predominate; as, topping passions.
  23. To put a stiffening piece or back on ( a saw blade).
  24. To rise above; to excel; to outgo; to surpass.
  25. To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower; as, lofty ridges and topping mountains.
  26. To rise at one end, as a yard; - usually with up.
  27. To rise to the top of; to go over the top of.
  28. To strike a ball above the center.
  29. To strike the top of, as a wall, with the hind feet, in jumping, so as to gain new impetus; - said of a horse.
  30. To take off the or upper part of; to crop.
  31. Top- boots.

Synonyms:

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