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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ It'll cost $15 tops.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"the best," 1935, American English colloquial, from top (n.1).

  1. (context slang dated English) Great; excellent. adv. At the very most; maximum. n. 1 (plural of top English)Category:English plurals 2 (context darts English) The uppermost field of a dartboard; the double-20 field v

  2. (en-third-person singular of: top)


adj. 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" [syn: ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, tops(p)]


Tops may refer to:

  • Jan Tops (born 1961), a Dutch equestrian
  • Tops Friendly Markets, an American supermarket chain
  • Tops Supermarket, a Thai supermarket chain formerly part of Tops Markets LLC
  • Tops (song), Rolling Stones song on their album Tattoo You

TOPS may refer to:

  • TOPS, a band from Montreal, Quebec
  • TOPS, Total Operations Processing System, a railroad stock management system
  • TOPS (Nortel), Traffic Operator Position System, a computer based operator switchboard
  • TOPS-10, Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-10 operating system
  • TOPS-20, Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-10 operating system
  • TOPS (file server), a file sharing system for the Macintosh and IBM PC
  • Talented Offerings for Programs in the Sciences, a mathematics and science-oriented special program found in Toronto, Canada
  • TOPS Club, a non-profit weight-management organization in the United States
  • Traffic Operations Practitioner Specialist, a non-professional certification for transportation engineers
  • Thermoelectric Outer Planets Spacecraft, proposed vehicle to carry out the Planetary Grand Tour.

The similarly spelled Topps may refer to:

  • Topps, a manufacturer of candy and collectibles
  • Topps Meat Company, a producer of ground beef patties
  • Topps Tiles, a British retailer that sells floor tiles and related products
  • Topps Appliance City, a defunct New York City-region chain of appliance stores
TOPS (file server)

TOPS (Transcendental OPerating System) is a peer-to-peer LAN-based file sharing system best known in its Macintosh implementation, but also available for Windows and able to interoperate with Unix's NFS. Originally written by Centram Systems West, the company was purchased by Sun Microsystems as part of Sun's development of the NFS ecosystem. Sales of TOPS dried up after the introduction of System 7, which featured a similar file sharing system built-in, and Sun spun off their NFS developments to Sitka.

TOPS (Nortel)

TOPS - Traffic Operator Position System is a computerized operator telephone switchboard designed by Bell-Northern Research Labs for the SP-1 4 Wire Switch in the early 1970s and still widely used today by toll and directory-assistance operators. The terminals known as 'TOPS Positions' are usually connected to Nortel DMS-100 and DMS-200 telephone switches.

TOPS (band)

TOPS is a Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, which currently consists of Jane Penny, David Carriere, Riley Fleck, and Alana DeVito. The band was created in 2011 after the disbandment of synthpop group Silly Kissers, of which Carriere, Penny and Gillies were members, along with notable Arbutus Records recording artist Sean Nicholas Savage. TOPS are prominent within the Arbutus Records and Canadian indie music scenes. Their debut album, Tender Opposites, was released on February 28, 2012, in Canada and the United States, and October 1, 2012, in the rest of the world, to generally positive reviews. The album was named the eighth best album of 2012 by Gorilla vs. Bear. Their second studio album Picture You Staring was released in 2014 on Arbutus Records, and featured artwork from LA based artist Jessica Dean Harrison.

Usage examples of "tops".

It was an elusive vision--a moment of bewildering darkness, and then, in a flash like daylight, the red masses of the Orphanage near the crest of the hill, the green tops of the pine trees, and this problematical object came out clear and sharp and bright.

On reaching the kraal we saw that the Masai had still further choked this entrance, which was about ten feet wide -- no doubt in order to guard against attack -- by dragging four or five tops of mimosa trees up to it.

I swayed off balance when he removed his fingers, trailing them down to the tops of my stockings, kneading the soft flesh of my inner thighs.

I came into the kitchen, showing his appreciation by running his hand up my thigh into the tops of my stockings.

They were suspended by a small stem which seemed to grow from the exact tops of their heads to where it connected them with the body of the adult.

Once we thought we discerned a gilded minaret gleaming in the sun amidst the waving tops of far-distant trees, but we soon abandoned the idea in the belief that it was but an hallucination born of our great desire to discover the haunts of civilized men in this beautiful, yet forbidding, spot.

At length the fruit tree consisted in tiny plant men, such as we now see reproduced in such huge dimensions in the Valley Dor, but still hanging to the limbs and branches of the tree by the stems which grew from the tops of their heads.

We passed several islands on which were strangely shaped circular buildings, apparently roofless, and pierced midway between the ground and their tops with small, heavily barred windows.

We turned to look in the direction from whence the first report had come, and there we saw, just clearing the tops of the nearer hills, a great battleship swinging majestically through the air.

Quicker and quicker, for minute after minute, grew the dance, swifter and swifter the swing of the light blue drapery as the priestess, with eager face and staring eyes, swung panting round upon her orbit, and redder and redder over the city tops rose the circumference of the earth.

The granite cliff also gradually increased in height, and only the green tops of the trees which crowned it could be seen.

It was therefore necessary to fix piles in the bed of the river so as to sustain the floor of the bridge and establish a pile-driver to act on the tops of these piles, which would thus form two arches and allow the bridge to support heavy loads.

The tops of the pine trees and the roofs of Horsell came out sharp and black against the western afterglow.

Then, with a whistling note that rose above the droning of the pit, the beam swung close over their heads, lighting the tops of the beech trees that line the road, and splitting the bricks, smashing the windows, firing the window frames, and bringing down in crumbling ruin a portion of the gable of the house nearest the corner.

I saw the tops of the trees about the Oriental College burst into smoky red flame, and the tower of the little church beside it slide down into ruin.