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3 letters words from 'top'

OPT 5POT 5
TOP 5 

2 letters words from 'top'

OP 4PO 4
TO 2 

All 3 letters words made out of top

top otp tpo pto opt pot

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Definitions and meaning of top

top

Etymology

From Middle English top, toppe, from Old English top (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 Scots tap (top), North Frisian top, tap, tup (top), Saterland Frisian Top (top), West Frisian top (top), Dutch top (top, summit, peak), Low German Topp (top), German Zopf (braid, pigtail, plait, top), Swedish topp (top, peak, summit, tip), Icelandic toppur (top).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɒp/, [tʰɒp]
  • (General American) IPA(key): /tɑp/, [tʰɑp]
  • Rhymes: -ɒp

Noun

top (countable and uncountable, plural tops)

  1. The highest or uppermost part of something.
    1. (irrespective of present orientation) the part of something that is usually the top.
    2. The uppermost part of a page, picture, viewing screen, etc.
    3. A lid, cap or cover of a container.
    4. A garment worn to cover the torso.
    5. A framework at the top of a ship's mast to which rigging is attached.
    6. (baseball) The first half of an inning, during which the home team fields and the visiting team bats.
    7. (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
  2. A child’s spinning toy; a spinning top.
  3. (heading) Someone who is eminent.
    1. (archaic) The chief person; the most prominent one.
    2. The highest rank; the most honourable position; the utmost attainable place.
  4. (BDSM) A dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
  5. (LGBT, slang) A man penetrating or with a preference for penetrating during homosexual intercourse.
  6. (physics) A top quark.
  7. 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.
  8. (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.
  9. (sound) Highest pitch or loudest volume.
  10. (wool manufacture) A bundle or ball of slivers of combed wool, from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out.
  11. (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.
  12. The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface.
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  13. (in the plural, slang, dated) Topboots.
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  14. (golf) A stroke on the top of the ball.
  15. (golf) A forward spin given to the ball by hitting it on or near the top.
  16. (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.

Synonyms

  • (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

Antonyms

  • (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)
  • (garment): bottom
  • (BDSM): bottom, sub
  • (LGBT): See Thesaurus:male homosexual

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

top (third-person singular simple present tops, present participle topping, simple past and past participle topped)

  1. To cover on the top or with a top.
  2. To cut or remove the top (as of a tree)
  3. To excel, to surpass, to beat.
  4. To be in the lead, to be at number one position (of).
    • 2013, Phil McNulty, "[2]", 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.
  5. (Britain, slang, reflexive) To commit suicide.
  6. (Britain, slang, rare) To murder.
  7. (BDSM) To be the dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
  8. (slang, gay sexuality, intransitive) To be the partner who penetrates in anal sex.
  9. (slang, gay sexuality, transitive) To anally penetrate.
  10. (archaic) To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower.
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  11. (archaic) To predominate.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Locke and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      influenced by topping uneasiness
  12. (archaic) To excel; to rise above others.
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  13. (nautical) To raise one end of (a yard, etc.), making it higher than the other.
  14. (dyeing) To cover with another dye.
  15. To put a stiffening piece or back on (a saw blade).
  16. (slang, dated) To arrange (fruit, etc.) with the best on top.
  17. (of a horse) To strike the top of (an obstacle) with the hind feet while jumping, so as to gain new impetus.
  18. To improve (domestic animals, especially sheep) by crossing certain individuals or breeds with other superior breeds.
  19. To cut, break, or otherwise take off the top of (a steel ingot) to remove unsound metal.
  20. (golf) To strike (the ball) above the centre; also, to make (a stroke, etc.) by hitting the ball in this way.

Synonyms

  • (excel): beat, better, best, do better than, exceed, excel, outdo, surpass, trump, worst
  • (kill):
    • (standard): kill, murder, slaughter, slay
    • (informal/slang): do in, do away with, take out, wipe out

Derived terms

  • (kill): top oneself
  • untopped

Translations

Adjective

top (not comparable)

  1. Situated on the top of something.
  2. (informal) Best; of the highest quality or rank.
  3. (informal) Very good, of high quality, power, or rank.

Related terms

Translations

Adverb

top (not comparable)

  1. Rated first.
    She came top in her French exam.

Synonyms

  • first

See also

  • topple

Anagrams

  • OPT, OPt, OTP, PTO, TPO, oPt, opt, opt., pot

Albanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish طوپ(top).

Noun

top m (indefinite plural tope, definite singular topi, definite plural topet)

  1. ball
  2. (in the plural) slang for testicles

Inflection


Azerbaijani

Etymology

Cognate with Turkish top.

Noun

top (definite accusative topu, plural toplar)

  1. ball
  2. cannon
  3. (chess) rook

Declension

Derived terms

  • topçu (cannoneer)

See also


Baure

Noun

top

  1. fog

Crimean Tatar

Noun

top

  1. ball
  2. lump
  3. cannon

Declension

Derived terms

  • babaytop
  • toplaşuv
  • topçu
  • top qundağı

References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[4], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtop]

Verb

top

  1. second-person singular imperative of topit

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse toppr, from Proto-Germanic *tuppaz.

Noun

top c (singular definite toppen, plural indefinite toppe)

  1. summit, peak
  2. hairpiece
  3. top (uppermost part, lid, cap, cover, garment worn to cover the torso, child’s spinning toy)

Inflection

Derived terms


Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch top, topp, from Old Dutch and Frankish *topp, *top, from Proto-West Germanic *topp.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔp

Adjective

top

  1. (colloquial) great, very good

Derived terms

  • (prefix): top-

Noun

top m (plural toppen, diminutive topje n)

  1. top (uppermost part)
  2. (figuratively) apex
  3. summit, peak (high point of a mountain)
  4. summit, assembly
  5. top (piece of women's clothing)

Antonyms

  • bodem

Derived terms

  • bergtop
  • vingertop
  • toppunt

Verb

top

  1. (denominal) first-person singular present indicative of toppen

Anagrams

  • pot

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English top.

Pronunciation

Noun

top m (plural tops)

  1. top; shirt or garment covering the upper body
  2. a signalling sound; beep

Adjective

top (feminine singular toppe, masculine plural tops, feminine plural toppes)

  1. top; best; highest in rank; maximum
  2. excellent; brilliant
  3. (LGBTQ, slang) top (dominant in role)

Synonyms

  • (dominant): actif

Antonyms

  • bottom

Adverb

top

  1. at most; maximum

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English top.

Noun

top m (invariable)

  1. (woman's dressing, garment) top

Kurdish

Noun

top f

  1. ball (object, generally spherical, used for playing games)
  2. cannon

Latvian

Verb

top

  1. 3rd person singular present indicative form of tapt
  2. 3rd person plural present indicative form of tapt
  3. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of tapt
  4. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of tapt

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • toppe, topp, tope, toop

Etymology

From Old English topp, toppa, from Proto-Germanic *tuppaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔp/, /tɔːp/

Noun

top (plural toppes)

  1. The summit or top of something, especially a vertical object:
    1. The peak of a mountain or other landform.
    2. The roof or ceil of a house; the top of a fence.
    3. A lid or cap; a removable top or topping.
    4. The head, especially its top or the hair on its top.
  2. A small deck at the dop of a ship's sails.
  3. A cluster or bunch of fibres; a tassel.
  4. A top or whirligig (spinning toy)
  5. The start or introduction of something.
  6. (rare) The tip or end of something; that which something terminates in.

Derived terms

  • toppen
  • toppyng

Descendants

  • English: top
    • French: top
    • German: Top
    • Vietnamese: tốp
  • Scots: tap

References

  • “top (n.(1))” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-08-12.
  • “top (n.(2))” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-08-12.

Mopan Maya

Adverb

top

  1. very

References

  • Hofling, Charles Andrew (2011). Mopan Maya–Spanish–English Dictionary, University of Utah Press.

Old French

Alternative forms

  • tup, tupe, tope, toup

Etymology

From Frankish *topp.

Noun

top m (oblique plural tos, nominative singular tos, nominative plural top)

  1. hair on top of one's head, forelock
  2. top, highest point
  3. tuft of flax placed on distaff
  4. top (ship)

Descendants

  • Galician: tope
  • Spanish: tope
  • Portuguese: topo
  • Old French: toupet, topet
    • Old Portuguese: topete
      • Galician: topete
      • Portuguese: topete
    • Middle French: toupet
      • French: toupet (see there for further descendants)
    • Norman: toupet, tupé
    • Middle English: topet
  • Old French: topoie, toupie, tourpe, tourpie
    • Middle French: toupie
      • French: toupie

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (top)
  • tup on the Anglo-Norman On-Line Hub

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔp/

Etymology 1

Noun

top m inan

  1. nautical top (the upper end of a mast)
Declension

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

top

  1. second-person singular imperative of topić

Further reading

  • top in Polish dictionaries at PWN



Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English top.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈtɔp/, /ˈtɔ.pi/
  • Homophone: tope

Adjective

top (invariable, comparable)

  1. (colloquial) top; excellent; very high-quality

Synonyms

  • top de linha

Derived terms

  • topzeira

Noun

top m (plural tops)

  1. top (garment worn to cover the torso)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish طوپ(top).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tôp/

Noun

tȍp m (Cyrillic spelling то̏п)

  1. cannon
  2. (chess) rook

Declension

See also


Slovene

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *tǫpъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔ́p/

Adjective

tȍp (comparative bȍlj tȍp, superlative nȁjbolj tȍp)

  1. blunt
Inflection

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Etymology 2

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish طوپ(top).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔ́p/

Noun

tȍp m inan

  1. cannon
Inflection

Further reading

  • top”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English top.

Noun

top m (plural tops)

  1. top (first positions of a ranking)
  2. top (female clothing)

Adjective

top (plural tops)

  1. (proscribed) top (situated on the top of something)
    Synonym: mejor
  2. (proscribed) top (best; of the highest quality or rank)
    Synonym: el mejor
  3. (proscribed) top (very good, of high quality)
    Synonym: muy bueno

References

  • Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish طوپ(top), from Proto-Turkic.

Noun

top (definite accusative topu, plural toplar)

  1. ball
  2. cannon
  3. (slang) gay

Declension


Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek τόπος (tópos, place).

Noun

top (nominative plural tops)

  1. place

Declension

Related terms

  • topäd

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TOOTSY, (US) a sweetheart.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)