tiptop

adj., adv., & n. colloq.
—adj. & adv. highest in excellence; very best.
—n. the highest point of excellence.

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noun
1. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
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his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty

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the artist's gifts are at their acme

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at the height of her career

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the peak of perfection

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summer was at its peak

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...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame

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the summit of his ambition

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so many highest superlatives achieved by man

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at the top of his profession

Syn:
acme, ↑height, ↑elevation, ↑peak, ↑pinnacle, ↑summit, ↑superlative, ↑meridian, ↑top
Derivationally related forms: ↑top (for: ↑top), ↑meridian (for: ↑meridian), ↑superlative (for: ↑superlative), ↑peak (for: ↑peak), ↑elevate (for: ↑elevation)
Hypernyms: ↑degree, ↑level, ↑stage, ↑point
2. the extreme top or summit
Hypernyms: ↑top, ↑top side, ↑upper side, ↑upside
adjective
of the highest quality
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an ace reporter

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a crack shot

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a first-rate golfer

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a super party

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played top-notch tennis

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an athlete in tiptop condition

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she is absolutely tops

Syn:
ace, ↑A-one, ↑crack, ↑first-rate, ↑super, ↑topnotch, ↑top-notch, ↑tops
Similar to: ↑superior
Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism

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n. /tip"top'/; adj. /tip"top", -top'/; adv. /tip"top"/, n.
1. the extreme top or summit.
2. Informal. the highest point or degree: the very tiptop of physical condition.
3. Chiefly Brit. Informal. the highest social class.
adj.
4. situated at the very top.
5. Informal. of the highest quality; excellent: a tiptop meal.
adv.
6. in a tiptop manner; very well: It's shaping up tiptop.
[1695-1705; gradational compound; see TIP1, TOP1]

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tiptop /tip-topˈ/
noun
1. The extreme top
2. The height of excellence
adjective
Of the highest excellence (also adverb)
ORIGIN:tip1 and ↑top1

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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