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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Top as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

27 February 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 72 answers for the crossword clue 'Top', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Top a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Top as an answer itself some 312 times.

Top is a single word clue made up of 3 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Wednesday, 10 March 2021 with the answer being SUMMIT, but the most popular answer for this clue is APEX.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Top', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Top' and give you a hint.

  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
  • A garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned her top"
  • The greatest possible intensity; "he screamed at the top of his lungs"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • The highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
  • 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"
  • Finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne"
  • Strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
  • Pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
  • Be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
  • Situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"
  • The first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
  • Be the culminating event; "The speech crowned the meeting"
  • Provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure); "the towers were topped with conical roofs"
  • Be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; "A star tops the Christmas Tree"
  • 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"
  • Cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"
  • Reach or ascend the top of; "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
  • Be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"

Anagrams

We found 2 anagrams for the word 'Top'.

  • opt Select as an alternative over another; "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast"
  • pot A container in which plants are cultivated

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

CAP
A tight-fitting headdress

LID
Either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer"

MAX
Street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

TIP
An indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

4 Letters

ACME
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"

APEX
The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars

BEAT
The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

BEST
The supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"

HEAD
Oral stimulation of the genitals; "they say he gives good head"

LEAD
The playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"

PASS
Success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

PEAK
A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"

TIER
Something that is used for tying; "the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers"

5 Letters

CLEAR
A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"

COVER
A false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"

CREST
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"

CROWN
An ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty

ELITE
Selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"

ONEUP

OUTDO
Be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"

PINCH
Irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear; "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"

SHIRT
Put a shirt on

TRUMP
A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

UPPER
A central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression

6 Letters

BETTER
The superior one of two alternatives; "chose the better of the two"

BIGTOP
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"

BLOUSE
A top worn by women

DEFEAT
The feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

EXCEED
Be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"

GOPAST
Be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"

HEIGHT
(of a standing person) the distance from head to foot

ONE UP

ONE-UP

OUTWIT
Beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"

SUMMIT
A meeting of heads of governments

TIPTOP
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"

TOPOFF
Finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne"

TOPOUT
To reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929";"Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"

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

VERTEX
The point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure

ZENITH
The point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

7 Letters

ECLIPSE
One celestial body obscures another

HIGHEST

LEADING
Indicating the most important performer or role; "the leading man"; "prima ballerina"; "prima donna"; "a star figure skater"; "the starring role"; "a stellar role"; "a stellar performance"

OPTIMUM
Most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances

OUTPLAY
Excel or defeat in a game; "The Knicks outplayed the Lakers"

SPINNER
Board game equipment that consists of a dial and an arrow that is spun to determine the next move in the game

SUPREME
Greatest in status or authority or power; "a supreme tribunal"

SURPASS
Distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"

TOPSIDE
(usually plural) weather deck; the part of a ship's hull that is above the waterline

WHIRLER
A revolving mechanism

8 Letters

FOREMOST
Before anything else; "first we must consider the garter snake"

MERIDIAN
An imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator; "all points on the same meridian have the same longitude"

OUTSCORE
Score more points than one's opponents

OUTSTRIP
Be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"

OVERSTEP
Pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

PINNACLE
(architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower

PULLOVER
Steer a vehicle to the side of the road; "The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed"

ROUNDTOP
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"

TEETOTUM
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 Letters

ELEVATION
Drawing of an exterior of a structure

NONPAREIL
A flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar

PRINCIPAL
Most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"

TRANSCEND
Be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"

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

WHIRLIGIG
A large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement

10 Letters

CIRCUSTENT
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"

OUTPERFORM
Be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"

11 Letters

SPINNINGTOP
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"

SUPERLATIVE
Highest in quality

12 Letters

WHIRLEDPIECE

14 Letters

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

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