Textual thesaurus for "top"

(noun) circus tent, round top, big top

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

(noun) cover

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

(noun) teetotum, whirligig, spinning top

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

(noun) peak, summit, tip, crest, crown

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

(noun) top side, upper side, upside

the highest or uppermost side of anything

put your books on top of the desk; only the top side of the box was painted

(noun) meridian, height, tiptop, summit, superlative, acme, pinnacle, peak, elevation

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

(noun) top of the inning

the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat

a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth

(verb) top off

finish up or conclude

They topped off their dinner with a cognac; top the evening with champagne

(verb) crown

be the culminating event

The speech crowned the meeting

(verb) pinch

cut the top off

top trees and bushes

(verb) clear

pass by, over, or under without making contact

the balloon cleared the tree tops

(verb) top out

provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)

the towers were topped with conical roofs

(verb) exceed, overstep, pass, transcend, go past

be superior or better than some standard

She exceeded our expectations; She topped her performance of last year

(verb) lead

be ahead of others; be the first

she topped her class every year