Synonyms of tops


1. top, region, part

usage: 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. top, top side, upper side, upside, side, face

usage: the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"

3. peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit, topographic point, place, spot

usage: the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"

4. top, top of the inning, turn, bout, round

usage: the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"

5. acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top, degree, level, stage, point

usage: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "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"

6. top, intensity, intensiveness

usage: the greatest possible intensity; "he screamed at the top of his lungs"

7. top, platform

usage: platform surrounding the head of a lower mast

8. top, whirligig, teetotum, spinning top, plaything, toy

usage: 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"

9. top, cover, covering

usage: 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"

10. top, woman's clothing

usage: a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned her top"

11. circus tent, big top, round top, top, canvas tent, canvas, canvass

usage: 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"


1. exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top, excel, stand out, surpass

usage: be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"

2. clear, top, pass, overtake, overhaul

usage: pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"

3. top, lie

usage: be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; "A star tops the Christmas Tree"

4. lead, top

usage: be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"

5. top, top out, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure); "the towers were topped with conical roofs"

6. top, reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain

usage: reach or ascend the top of; "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"

7. top, hit

usage: strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin

8. top, pinch, snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back

usage: cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"

9. crown, top, culminate, climax

usage: be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"

10. top, top off, complete, finish

usage: finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne"


1. ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, tops(predicate), superior (vs. inferior)

usage: of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"

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Definition and meaning of tops (Dictionary)