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What does Top mean?

A child's toy, commonly in the form of a conoid or pear, made to spin on its point, usually by drawing off a string wound round its surface or stem, the motion being sometimes continued by means of a whip.

A plug, or conical block of wood, with longitudital grooves on its surface, in which the strands of the rope slide in the process of twisting.

The highest part of anything; the upper end, edge, or extremity; the upper side or surface; summit; apex; vertex; cover; lid; as, the top of a spire; the top of a house; the top of a mountain; the top of the ground.

The utmost degree; the acme; the summit.

The highest rank; the most honorable position; the utmost attainable place; as, to be at the top of one's class, or at the top of the school.

The chief person; the most prominent one.

The crown of the head, or the hair upon it; the head.

The head, or upper part, of a plant.

A platform surrounding the head of the lower mast and projecting on all sudes. It serves to spead the topmast rigging, thus strengheningthe mast, and also furnishes a convenient standing place for the men aloft.

A bundle or ball of slivers of comkbed 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.

Top-boots.

To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower; as, lofty ridges and topping mountains.

To predominate; as, topping passions.

To excel; to rise above others.

To cover on the top; to tip; to cap; -- chiefly used in the past participle.

To rise above; to excel; to outgo; to surpass.

To rise to the top of; to go over the top of.

To take off the or upper part of; to crop.

To perform eminently, or better than before.

To raise one end of, as a yard, so that that end becomes higher than the other.

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