Synonyms of top in English:

top


See definition of top

noun

1‘we walked along the top of the cliff’

SYNONYMS

summit, peak, pinnacle, crest, crown, brow, brink, ridge, head, highest part, highest point, mountaintop, tip, apex, vertex, acme, apogee

ANTONYMS

bottom, base

2‘Mike tapped the top of the table with his knuckles’

SYNONYMS

upper part, upper surface, upper layer

3‘some growers clip off the carrots' green tops in the field’

SYNONYMS

leaves, shoots, stem, stalk

ANTONYMS

root

4‘she couldn't screw the top of the coffee jar on straight’

SYNONYMS

lid, cap, cover, stopper, cork, bung, plug

5‘United increased their lead at the top of the table’

SYNONYMS

high point, height, peak, pinnacle, zenith, acme, culmination, climax, crowning point, prime, meridian

success

ANTONYMS

low point, failure

6‘she was screaming at the top of her voice’

SYNONYMS

highest level, utmost extent


adjective

1‘her office is on the top floor’

SYNONYMS

highest, topmost, uppermost, upmost, upper, furthest up, loftiest

ANTONYMS

bottom, lowest

2‘some of the world's top scientists attended the conference’

SYNONYMS

foremost, leading, top-tier, principal, pre-eminent, greatest, finest, worthiest, highest, elite, A-list

informal top-notch

3‘the top management of the organization’

SYNONYMS

chief, principal, main, leading, highest, high, high-ranking, ruling, commanding

most powerful, most important, prominent, eminent, notable, illustrious

4‘a top Paris hotel’

SYNONYMS

prime, excellent, superb, superior, choice, select, elite, quality, top-quality, top-grade, first-rate, first-class, top-class, high-grade, grade A, best, finest, premier, choicest, superlative, unsurpassed, unexcelled, unparalleled, peerless, second to none

British top of the range

US top of the line

informal A1, top-notch, ace, crack

ANTONYMS

inferior, mediocre

5‘they are travelling at top speed’

SYNONYMS

maximum, maximal, greatest, topmost, utmost

ANTONYMS

minimum, lowest


verb

1‘sales are expected to top £1.3 billion’

SYNONYMS

exceed, surpass, go beyond, transcend, better, best, beat, defeat, excel, outstrip, outdo, outshine, eclipse, surmount, improve on, go one better than, cap, trump, trounce

2‘their debut CD is currently topping the charts’

SYNONYMS

lead, head, be first in, be at the top of

3‘they topped a hill and began the run down the other side’

SYNONYMS

reach the top of, crest, climb, scale, ascend, mount, conquer

4‘chocolate sponge topped with white chocolate mousse’

SYNONYMS

cover, cap, crown, coat, overspread, finish, garnish


Phrases

    on top of that

      ‘the field work was tiring, and there were household duties on top of that’

      SYNONYMS

      as well, in addition, too, also, besides, into the bargain, to boot

      archaic

      therewithal

    over the top

      ‘her reaction had been a bit over the top’

      SYNONYMS

      excessive, immoderate, inordinate, extreme, over the limit, exaggerated, extravagant, overblown, overripe, too much, unreasonable, needless, disproportionate, undue, unwarranted, uncalled for, unnecessary, going too far

      a bit much, OTT

      ANTONYMS

      moderate, restrained

    top something up

      ‘he topped up his glass’

      SYNONYMS

      fill, refill, refresh, freshen, replenish, recharge, resupply

      supplement, add to, augment

      ANTONYMS

      empty, finish