• The highest or uppermost part of something.
  • A child’s spinning toy; a spinning top.
  • Someone who is eminent.
  • A dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
  • A man penetrating or with a preference for penetrating during homosexual intercourse.
  • Oral stimulation of the male member, a blowjob.
  • A top quark.
  • The utmost degree; the acme; the summit.
  • A plug, or conical block of wood, with longitudinal grooves on its surface, in which the strands of the rope slide in the process of twisting.
  • Highest pitch or loudest volume.
  • A bundle or ball of slivers of combed wool, from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out.
  • Eve; verge; point.
  • The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface.
  • Topboots.
  • A stroke on the top of the ball.
  • A forward spin given to the ball by hitting it on or near the top.
  • (A table at which there is, or which has enough seats for) a group of a specified number of people eating at a restaurant.


  • To cover on the top or with a top.
  • To excel, to surpass, to beat, to exceed.
  • To be in the lead, to be at number one position (of).
  • To cut or remove the top (as of a tree)
  • To commit suicide.
  • To murder.
  • To be the dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
  • To anally penetrate in gay sex.
  • To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower.
  • To excel; to rise above others.
  • To raise one end of (a yard, etc.), making it higher than the other.
  • To cover with another dye.
  • To put a stiffening piece or back on (a saw blade).
  • To arrange (fruit, etc.) with the best on top.
  • To strike the top of (an obstacle) with the hind feet while jumping, so as to gain new impetus.
  • To improve (domestic animals, especially sheep) by crossing certain individuals or breeds with other superior breeds.
  • To cut, break, or otherwise take off the top of (a steel ingot) to remove unsound metal.
  • To strike (the ball) above the centre; also, to make (a stroke, etc.) by hitting the ball in this way.


  • Situated on the top of something.
  • Best; of the highest quality or rank.
  • Very good, of high quality, power, or rank.


  • Rated first.


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  • From Middle English top, toppe, from Old English top, from Proto-West Germanic *topp, from Proto-Germanic *tuppaz.
  • Cognate with Scots tap, North Frisian top, tap, tup, Saterland Frisian Top, West Frisian top, Dutch top, Low German Topp, German Zopf, Swedish topp, Icelandic toppur.
  • The sense of a spinning toy is separated from this, obscurely related to Dutch top and dop in this sense, against Standard tol, and French toupie having this sense.

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