Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word top. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in top.
Definitions and meaning of top
From Middle Englishtop, toppe, from Old Englishtop(“top, highest part; summit; crest; tassel, tuft; (spinning) top, ball; a tuft or ball at the highest point of anything”), from Proto-Germanic*tuppaz(“braid, pigtail, end”), from Proto-Indo-European*dumb-(“tail, rod, staff, penis”).
Cognate with Scotstap(“top”), North Frisiantop, tap, tup(“top”), Saterland FrisianTop(“top”), West Frisiantop(“top”), Dutchtop(“top, summit, peak”), Low GermanTopp(“top”), GermanZopf(“braid, pigtail, plait, top”), Swedishtopp(“top, peak, summit, tip”), Icelandictoppur(“top”).
(UK) IPA(key): /tɒp/, [tʰɒp]
(General American) IPA(key): /tɑp/, [tʰɑp]
top (countable and uncountable, pluraltops)
The highest or uppermost part of something.
(irrespective of present orientation) the part of something that is usually the top.
The uppermost part of a page, picture, viewing screen, etc.
A lid, cap or cover of a container.
A garment worn to cover the torso.
A framework at the top of a ship's mast to which rigging is attached.
(baseball) The first half of an inning, during which the home team fields and the visiting team bats.
(archaic) The crown of the head, or the hair upon it; the head.
(Can we date this quote by Edmund Spenser and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
from top to toe
A child’s spinning toy; a spinning top.
(heading)Someone who is eminent.
(archaic) The chief person; the most prominent one.
The highest rank; the most honourable position; the utmost attainable place.
(BDSM) A dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
(LGBT, slang) A man penetrating or with a preference for penetrating during homosexual intercourse.
(physics) A top quark.
The utmost degree; the acme; the summit.
June 18 1714, Alexander Pope, letter to Jonathan Swift
The top of my own ambition is to contribute to that work.
(ropemaking) 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.
(sound) Highest pitch or loudest volume.
(wool manufacture) A bundle or ball of slivers of combed wool, from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out.
(obsolete, except in one sense of phrase on top of) Eve; verge; point.
(Can we date this quote by Richard Knolles and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
He was upon the top of his marriage with Magdaleine.
The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface.
(Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
(in the plural, slang, dated) Topboots.
(Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Dickens to this entry?)
(golf) A stroke on the top of the ball.
(golf) A forward spin given to the ball by hitting it on or near the top.
(in restaurants, preceded by a number) (A table at which there is, or which has enough seats for) a group of a specified number of people eating at a restaurant.
(highest part):peak, summit, overside
(part seen, or intended to be seen, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the uppermost visible objects):head(of a page)
(lid):cap, cover, lid
(BDSM):dom(usually male), domme(female)
(LGBT):See Thesaurus:male homosexual
(highest part):bottom, base, underside
(part seen, or intended to be seen, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the uppermost visible objects):foot(of a page)
(LGBT):See Thesaurus:male homosexual
top (third-person singular simple presenttops, present participletopping, simple past and past participletopped)
To cover on the top or with a top.
To cut or remove the top (as of a tree)
To excel, to surpass, to beat.
To be in the lead, to be at number one position (of).
2013, Phil McNulty, "", BBC Sport, 26 December 2013:
Liverpool topped the table on Christmas Day and, after Arsenal's win at West Ham earlier on Boxing Day, would have returned to the top had they been the first team to beat City at home this season.
(Britain, slang, reflexive) To commit suicide.
(Britain, slang, rare) To murder.
(BDSM) To be the dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
(slang, gay sexuality, intransitive) To be the partner who penetrates in anal sex.
(slang, gay sexuality, transitive) To anally penetrate.
(archaic) To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower.
(Can we find and add a quotation of Derham to this entry?)
(archaic) To predominate.
, Book II, Chapter XXI
influenced by that topping uneasiness
(archaic) To excel; to rise above others.
(nautical) To raise one end of (a yard, etc.), making it higher than the other.
(dyeing) To cover with another dye.
To put a stiffening piece or back on (a saw blade).
(slang, dated) To arrange (fruit, etc.) with the best on top.
(of a horse) 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.
(golf) To strike (the ball) above the centre; also, to make (a stroke, etc.) by hitting the ball in this way.