Synonyms for top


Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : top
Phonetic Transcription : tɒp

Top 10 synonyms for top Other synonyms for the word top

Définition of top

Origin :
  • "highest point," Old English top "summit, crest, tuft," from Proto-Germanic *tuppaz (cf. Old Norse toppr "tuft of hair," Old Frisian top "tuft," Old Dutch topp, Dutch top, Old High German zopf "end, tip, tuft of hair," German Zopf "tuft of hair"); no certain connections outside Germanic except a few Romanic words probably borrowed from Germanic.
  • Few Indo-European languages have a word so generic, which can be used of the upper part or surface of just about anything. More typical is German, which has Spitze for sharp peaks (mountains), oberfläche for the upper surface of flat things (such as a table). Top dog first attested 1900; top-drawer (1920) is from British expression out of the top drawer "upper-class."
  • adj best, most important; highest
  • noun highest point
  • noun highest rank
  • verb place on or reach highest part
  • verb surpass
  • verb remove the upper part
Example sentences :
  • At the top was crimson, at the right hand blue, and at the left hand yellow.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • In the midst of the barrier stood an altar, on the top of which was a brazen eagle.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • At the top she breathed a moment and then knocked at a door before her.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And Jeff Rankin rose without a word and lumbered to the top of the hill.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • As a rule he waited on the top of the hill in the clump of pines.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • But the man had been only stunned by a bullet that plowed its way across the top of his skull.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • When the cakes are baked, they usually reach the top of the pans.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • But mark these houses, Alleyne, how they thrust forth upon the top.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He turned and ran to the camp, shouting an alarm at the top of his voice.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • There may be a second layer of bread on top of the meat if desired.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

Antonyms for top

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