- the highest or uppermost point, part, or surface of something；the leaves, stems, and shoots of a plant, especially those of a vegetable grown for its root
- highest in position, rank, or degree；furthest away from the speaker or a point of reference
- exceed (an amount, level, or number); be more than；be at the highest place or rank in (a list, poll, or league)
- at the most
verb: top, 3rd person present: tops, gerund or present participle: topping, past tense: topped, past participle: topped
noun: top, plural noun: tops
- 1. the highest or uppermost point, part, or surface of something Doreen stood at the top of the stairs fill the cup almost to the top 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ the leaves, stems, and shoots of a plant, especially those of a vegetable grown for its root some growers snip off the carrot's green tops in the field 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ British the uppermost creamy layer of milk.
- 2. a lid, cover, or cap beer bottle tops he removed the top from his ballpoint 同義詞
- ▪ (in a sailing ship) a platform around the head of each of the lower masts, serving to extend the topmast rigging.
- 3. the highest or most important rank, level, or position her talent will take her right to the top the people at the top must be competent 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ the utmost degree or the highest level she shouted at the top of her voice 同義詞
- ▪ informal a person or thing regarded as particularly good professionally you're the tops
- ▪ British the highest gear of a motor vehicle long gradients can be surmounted in top
- ▪ the high-frequency component of reproduced sound.
- 4. a garment covering the upper part of the body and worn with a skirt, trousers, or shorts he was wearing a hooded top she bought a couple of new tops
- 5. British the end of something that is furthest from the speaker or a point of reference the bus shelter at the top of the road
- 6. short for topspin
- 7. a bundle of long wool fibres prepared for spinning.
- 8. informal a man who takes the active role in anal intercourse with another man.
- 1. highest in position, rank, or degree the top button of his shirt a top executive 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ British furthest away from the speaker or a point of reference the top end of Fulham Road
- 2. denoting a flavour (variety) of unstable quark having an electric charge of +2/3. Top quarks have similar properties to up quarks and charm quarks, but are distinguished from them by having a larger mass.
- 1. exceed (an amount, level, or number); be more than losses are expected to top £100 m this year 同義詞
- ▪ be at the highest place or rank in (a list, poll, or league) her debut album topped the charts for five weeks 同義詞
- ▪ be taller than he topped her by several inches
- ▪ surpass (a person or previous achievement); outdo he was baffled as to how he could top his past work
- ▪ appear as the chief performer or attraction at Hopper topped a great night of boxing
- 2. provide with a top or topping toast topped with baked beans 同義詞
- ▪ complete (an outfit) with an upper garment, hat, or item of jewellery a white dress topped by a dark cardigan
- ▪ remove the top of (a vegetable or fruit) in preparation for cooking I use the sharp edge of an old butcher's knife for topping and the back of the blade for cleaning the roots
- 3. reach the top of (a hill or other elevation) they topped a rise and began a slow descent 同義詞
- 4. British informal kill I wasn't sorry when he topped himself
- 5. mishit (the ball or a stroke) by hitting above the centre of the ball he topped his drive on the fifth hole sliced and topped shots
- 1. informal at the most some civil servant earning twenty-eight thousand a year, tops