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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Top, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Topped p. pr. & vb. n. Topping.]
 1. To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower; as, lofty ridges and topping mountains.
 2. To predominate; as, topping passions. “Influenced by topping uneasiness.”
 3. To excel; to rise above others.
    But write thy, and top.   --Dryden.
 4. Golf To strike a ball above the center.
 5.  Naut. To rise at one end, as a yard; -- usually with up.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having a top of a specified character [ant: topless]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"
             [syn: top(a)] [ant: bottom(a), side(a)]
      2: not to be surpassed; "his top effort" [syn: greatest]
      n 1: the upper part of anything; "the mower cuts off the tops of
           the grass"; "the title should be written at the top of
           the first page"
      2: the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books
         on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was
         painted" [syn: top side, upper side, upside]
      3: the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak
         was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of
         Monadnock" [syn: peak, crown, crest, tip, summit]
      4: the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at
         bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
         [syn: top of the inning] [ant: bottom]
      5: the highest level or degree attainable; "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" [syn: acme, height, elevation,
          peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative]
      6: the greatest possible intensity; "he screamed at the top of
         his lungs"
      7: platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
      8: 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" [syn: whirligig, teetotum, spinning
      9: 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" [syn: cover]
      10: a garment (especially for women) that extends from the
          shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she
          buttoned her top"
      11: 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" [syn: circus tent,
           big top, round top]
      v 1: go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her
           performance of last year" [syn: exceed, transcend, overstep,
            pass, go past]
      2: pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon
         cleared the tree tops" [syn: clear]
      3: be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; "A
         star tops the Christmas Tree"
      4: be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class
         every year" [syn: lead]
      5: provide with a top; "the towers were topped with conical
      6: reach or ascend the top of; "The hikers topped the mountain
         just before noon"
      7: strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool)
         giving it a forward spin
      8: cut the top off; "top trees and bushes" [syn: pinch]
      9: be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"
         [syn: crown]
      10: finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a
          cognac"; "top the evening with champagne" [syn: top off]
      [also: topping, topped]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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