VS.

Apex vs. Top

Published:
Views: 8
Wikipedia
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Apex (noun)

    The "highest" or the greatest point of something.

    "the apex of the building"

  • Apex (noun)

    The moment of greatest success, expansion, etc.

    "the apex of civilization"

  • Apex (noun)

    The topmost vertex of a cone or pyramid (in their conventional orientation).

  • Apex (noun)

    The "pointed" fine end of something.

  • Apex (noun)

    The lowest part of the human heart.

  • Apex (noun)

    The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ opposed to the end where it is attached to its support; the tip.

  • Apex (noun)

    The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun appears to move relative to nearby stars.

  • Apex (noun)

    The lowest point on a pendant drop of a liquid.

  • Apex (noun)

    The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface.

  • Apex (noun)

    A diacritic in Classical Latin that resembles and gave rise to the acute.

  • Apex (noun)

    A diacritic in Middle Vietnamese that indicates /ŋ͡m/.

  • Top (noun)

    The highest or uppermost part of something.

    "His kite got caught at the top of the tree."

  • Top (noun)

    (irrespective of present orientation) the part of something that is usually the top.

    "We flipped the machine onto its top."

  • Top (noun)

    The uppermost part of a page, picture, viewing screen, etc.

    "Further weather information can be found at the top of your television screen."

    "Headings appear at the tops of pages."

  • Top (noun)

    A lid, cap or cover of a container.

    "Put a top on the toothpaste tube or it will go bad."

  • Top (noun)

    A garment worn to cover the torso.

    "I bought this top as it matches my jeans."

  • Top (noun)

    A framework at the top of a ship's mast to which rigging is attached.

  • Top (noun)

    The first half of an inning, during which the home team fields and the visiting team bats.

  • Top (noun)

    A child’s spinning toy; a spinning top.

    "The boy was amazed at how long the top would spin."

  • Top (noun)

    Someone who is eminent.

  • Top (noun)

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

  • Top (noun)

    The chief person; the most prominent one.

  • Top (noun)

    A dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.

  • Top (noun)

    A man penetrating or with a preference for penetrating during homosexual intercourse.

    "I prefer being a top, and my boyfriend prefers being a bottom."

  • Top (noun)

    A top quark.

  • Top (noun)

    The utmost degree; the acme; the summit.

  • Top (noun)

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

  • Top (noun)

    Highest pitch or loudest volume.

    "She sang at the top of her voice."

  • Top (noun)

    A bundle or ball of slivers of combed wool, from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out.

  • Top (noun)

    Eve; verge; point.

  • Top (noun)

    The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface.

  • Top (noun)

    Topboots.

  • Top (noun)

    A stroke on the top of the ball.

  • Top (noun)

    A forward spin given to the ball by hitting it on or near the top.

  • Top (noun)

    (A table at which there is, or which has enough seats for) a group of a specified number of people eating at a restaurant.

  • Top (verb)

    To cover on the top or with a top.

    "I like my ice cream topped with chocolate sauce."

  • Top (verb)

    To cut or remove the top (as of a tree)

    "I don't want to be bald, so just top my hair."

    "Top and tail the carrots."

  • Top (verb)

    To excel, to surpass, to beat.

    "Titanic was the most successful film ever until it was topped by another Cameron film, Avatar."

  • Top (verb)

    To be in the lead, to be at number one position (of).

    "Celine Dion topped the UK music charts twice in the 1990s."

  • Top (verb)

    To commit suicide, (rare) to murder.

    "Depression causes many people to top themselves."

  • Top (verb)

    To be the dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.

    "I used to be a slave, but I ended up topping."

    "Giving advice to the dominant partner on how to run the BDSM session is called "topping from the bottom"."

  • Top (verb)

    To be the partner who penetrates in anal sex.

  • Top (verb)

    To anally penetrate.

  • Top (verb)

    To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower.

    "lofty ridges and topping mountains"

  • Top (verb)

    To predominate.

    "topping passions"

  • Top (verb)

    To excel; to rise above others.

  • Top (verb)

    To raise one end of (a yard, etc.), making it higher than the other.

  • Top (verb)

    To cover with another dye.

    "to top aniline black with methyl violet to prevent greening"

  • Top (verb)

    To put a stiffening piece or back on (a saw blade).

  • Top (verb)

    To arrange (fruit, etc.) with the best on top.

  • Top (verb)

    To strike the top of (an obstacle) with the hind feet while jumping, so as to gain new impetus.

  • Top (verb)

    To improve (domestic animals, especially sheep) by crossing certain individuals or breeds with other superior breeds.

  • Top (verb)

    To cut, break, or otherwise take off the top of (a steel ingot) to remove unsound metal.

  • Top (verb)

    To strike (the ball) above the centre; also, to make (a stroke, etc.) by hitting the ball in this way.

  • Top (adjective)

    Situated on the top of something.

  • Top (adjective)

    Best; of the highest quality or rank.

    "She's in the top dance school."

  • Top (adjective)

    Very good, of high quality, power, or rank.

    "He's a top lawyer."

    "That is a top car."

  • Top (adverb)

    Rated first.

    "She came top in her French exam."

Wiktionary
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Apex (noun)

    a system of reduced fares for scheduled airline flights and railway journeys which must be booked and paid for before a certain period in advance of departure

    "Apex fares"

  • Apex (verb)

    reach a high point or climax

    "melodic lines build up to the chorus and it apexes at the solo"

  • Apex (verb)

    turn (a corner) very close to the edge of the track

    "he understands when to apex a corner"

  • Top (noun)

    the highest or uppermost point, part, or surface of something

    "Doreen stood at the top of the stairs"

    "fill the cup almost to the top"

    "the springy turf of the clifftop"

  • Top (noun)

    the leaves, stems, and shoots of a plant, especially those of a vegetable grown for its root

    "some growers snip off the carrot's green tops in the field"

  • Top (noun)

    the uppermost creamy layer of milk.

  • Top (noun)

    a lid, cover, or cap

    "he removed the top from his ballpoint"

    "beer bottle tops"

  • Top (noun)

    (in a sailing ship) a platform around the head of each of the lower masts, serving to extend the topmast rigging.

  • Top (noun)

    the highest or most important rank, level, or position

    "the people at the top must be competent"

    "her talent will take her right to the top"

  • Top (noun)

    the utmost degree or the highest level

    "she shouted at the top of her voice"

  • Top (noun)

    a person or thing regarded as particularly good

    "professionally you're the tops"

  • Top (noun)

    the highest gear of a motor vehicle

    "long gradients can be surmounted in top"

  • Top (noun)

    the high-frequency component of reproduced sound.

  • Top (noun)

    a garment covering the upper part of the body and worn with a skirt, trousers, or shorts

    "she bought a couple of new tops"

    "he was wearing a hooded top"

  • Top (noun)

    the end of something that is furthest from the speaker or a point of reference

    "the bus shelter at the top of the road"

  • Top (noun)

    short for topspin

  • Top (noun)

    a bundle of long wool fibres prepared for spinning.

  • Top (noun)

    one of six flavours of quark.

  • Top (noun)

    a man who takes the active role in anal intercourse with another man.

  • Top (noun)

    a conical, spherical, or pear-shaped toy that with a quick or vigorous twist may be set to spin.

  • Top (noun)

    used in names of top shells, e.g. strawberry top.

  • Top (adjective)

    highest in position, rank, or degree

    "the top button of his shirt"

    "a top executive"

  • Top (adjective)

    furthest away from the speaker or a point of reference

    "the top end of Fulham Road"

  • Top (verb)

    exceed (an amount, level, or number); be more than

    "losses are expected to top £100 m this year"

  • Top (verb)

    be at the highest place or rank in (a list, poll, or league)

    "her debut album topped the charts for five weeks"

  • Top (verb)

    be taller than

    "he topped her by several inches"

  • Top (verb)

    surpass (a person or previous achievement); outdo

    "he was baffled as to how he could top his past work"

  • Top (verb)

    appear as the chief performer or attraction at

    "Hopper topped a great night of boxing"

  • Top (verb)

    provide with a top or topping

    "toast topped with baked beans"

  • Top (verb)

    complete (an outfit) with an upper garment, hat, or item of jewellery

    "a white dress topped by a dark cardigan"

  • Top (verb)

    remove the top of (a vegetable or fruit) in preparation for cooking

    "I use the sharp edge of an old butcher's knife for topping and the back of the blade for cleaning the roots"

  • Top (verb)

    reach the top of (a hill or other elevation)

    "they topped a rise and began a slow descent"

  • Top (verb)

    kill

    "I wasn't sorry when he topped himself"

  • Top (verb)

    mishit (the ball or a stroke) by hitting above the centre of the ball

    "he topped his drive on the fifth hole"

    "sliced and topped shots"

  • Top (adverb)

    at the most

    "some civil servant earning twenty-eight thousand a year, tops"

Oxford Dictionary
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Apex (noun)

    The tip, top, point, or angular summit of anything; as, the apex of a mountain, spire, or cone; the apex, or tip, of a leaf.

  • Apex (noun)

    The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface.

  • Top (noun)

    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.

  • Top (noun)

    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.

  • Top (noun)

    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.

  • Top (noun)

    The utmost degree; the acme; the summit.

  • Top (noun)

    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.

  • Top (noun)

    The chief person; the most prominent one.

  • Top (noun)

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

  • Top (noun)

    The head, or upper part, of a plant.

  • Top (noun)

    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.

  • Top (noun)

    A bundle or ball of slivers of comkbed wool, from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out.

  • Top (noun)

    Eve; verge; point.

  • Top (noun)

    The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface.

  • Top (noun)

    Top-boots.

  • Top (noun)

    A stroke on the top of the ball.

  • Top (verb)

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

  • Top (verb)

    To predominate; as, topping passions.

  • Top (verb)

    To excel; to rise above others.

  • Top (verb)

    To strike a ball above the center.

  • Top (verb)

    To rise at one end, as a yard; - usually with up.

  • Top

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

  • Top

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

  • Top

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

  • Top

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

  • Top

    To perform eminently, or better than before.

  • Top

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

  • Top

    To cover with another dye; as, to top aniline black with methyl violet to prevent greening and crocking.

  • Top

    To put a stiffening piece or back on (a saw blade).

  • Top

    To arrange, as fruit, with the best on top.

  • Top

    To strike the top of, as a wall, with the hind feet, in jumping, so as to gain new impetus; - said of a horse.

  • Top

    To improve (domestic animals, esp. sheep) by crossing certain individuals or breeds with other superior.

  • Top

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

  • Top

    To cut, break, or otherwise take off the top of (a steel ingot) to remove unsound metal.

  • Top

    To strike (the ball) above the center; also, to make (as a stroke) by hitting the ball in this way.

Webster Dictionary
  • Apex (noun)

    the highest point (of something);

    "at the peak of the pyramid"

  • Apex (noun)

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

  • Top (noun)

    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"

  • Top (noun)

    the highest or uppermost side of anything;

    "put your books on top of the desk"

    "only the top side of the box was painted"

  • Top (noun)

    the top point of a mountain or hill;

    "the view from the peak was magnificent"

    "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"

  • Top (noun)

    the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat;

    "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"

  • Top (noun)

    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"

  • Top (noun)

    the greatest possible intensity;

    "he screamed at the top of his lungs"

  • Top (noun)

    platform surrounding the head of a lower mast

  • Top (noun)

    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"

  • Top (noun)

    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"

  • Top (noun)

    a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips;

    "he stared as she buttoned her top"

  • Top (noun)

    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"

  • Top (verb)

    go beyond;

    "She exceeded our expectations"

    "She topped her performance of last year"

  • Top (verb)

    pass by, over, or under without making contact;

    "the balloon cleared the tree tops"

  • Top (verb)

    be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point;

    "A star tops the Christmas Tree"

  • Top (verb)

    be ahead of others; be the first;

    "she topped her class every year"

  • Top (verb)

    provide with a top;

    "the towers were topped with conical roofs"

  • Top (verb)

    reach or ascend the top of;

    "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"

  • Top (verb)

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

  • Top (verb)

    cut the top off;

    "top trees and bushes"

  • Top (verb)

    be the culminating event;

    "The speech crowned the meeting"

  • Top (verb)

    finish up or conclude;

    "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"

    "top the evening with champagne"

  • Top (adjective)

    situated at the top or highest position;

    "the top shelf"

    "side fences"

    "the side porch"

  • Top (adjective)

    not to be surpassed;

    "his top effort"

Princeton's WordNet

Top Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons