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[n] 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"
[n] a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned her top"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
[n] the greatest possible intensity; "he screamed at the top of his lungs"
[n] the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"
[n] the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
[n] 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"
[n] the highest level or degree attainable; "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"
[n] the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
[adj] not to be surpassed; "his top effort"
[v] be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"
[v] cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"
[v] strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
[v] pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
[v] provide with a top; "the towers were topped with conical roofs"
[v] go beyond; "She exceeded out expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
[v] be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; "A star tops the Christmas Tree"

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