- 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 summit, peak, pinnacle, crest, crown, ... 更多反義詞 bottom, base
- ▪ 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 leaves, shoots, stem, stalk反義詞 root
- ▪ 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 lid, cap, cover, stopper, cork, ... 更多
- ▪ (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 high point, height, peak, pinnacle, zenith, ... 更多反義詞 low point, failure
- ▪ the utmost degree or the highest level she shouted at the top of her voice 同義詞 highest level, utmost extent
- ▪ 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 highest, topmost, uppermost, upmost, upper, ... 更多反義詞 bottom, lowest, inferior, mediocre, minimum, ... 更多
- ▪ 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 exceed, surpass, go beyond, transcend, better, ... 更多
- ▪ 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 lead, head, be first in, be at the top of
- ▪ 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 cover, cap, crown, coat, overspread, ... 更多
- ▪ 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 reach the top of, crest, climb, scale, ascend, ... 更多
- 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