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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a- (on) +‎ top.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

atop

  1. On the top of.
    He sat atop the mountain, waiting for the end of the world.
    • 1966, The Minnesota Review, vol. 6, page 242
      A virtue is made out of a necessity, with the child feeling far more atop and master of his oddness, his behavior now deliberate or even clever.
    • 2006, Dewey Lambdin, The Gun Ketch, page 48
      "And other things," she echoed, nodding slowly and resting her body a little more atop him again.
    • 2014, Paul Salopek, Blessed. Cursed. Claimed., National Geographic (December 2014)[1]
      “Monotheism was born here,” Goren tells me atop a cliff overlooking the sheet of iron-colored water.
  2. On the top, with "of".

Usage notesEdit

"Atop of" was formerly much more commonly used than now.

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AdverbEdit

atop (not comparable)

  1. (literary or archaic) On, to, or at the top.
    • 1909, William Dean Howells, Seven English Cities, Kessinger Publishing 2004, p. 46:
      He has a handsome face, still bearded in the midst of a mostly clean-shaving nation, and with the white hairs prevalent on the cheeks and temples; his head is bald atop, though hardly from the uneasiness of wearing a crown.
    • 1978, James C. Humes, Speaker's Treasury of Anecdotes About the Famous, Harper & Row 1978, p. 102:
      The envoy found the French king playing the part of horse while his young son rode atop.
    • 1985, Wade Davis, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Simon & Schuster, p. 52:
      Everything large or small is carried atop out of habit as much as necessity, like a delightful but defiant challenge to the laws of gravity.

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Bikol CentralEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Naga Bikol) IPA(key): [ɑto̝p]

NounEdit

atóp

  1. roof; thatch

Derived termsEdit


CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Philippine *qatəp, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qatəp.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /atʊp/
  • Hyphenation: a‧top

NounEdit

atop

  1. roof; the cover at the top of a building
  2. roofing; material used on the outside of a roof
  3. rooftop; the area atop a roof
  4. paper covering for a kite

VerbEdit

atop

  1. to put a roof; to cover or furnish with a roof
  2. to cover a kite with paper covering

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:atop.

AnagramsEdit


HiligaynonEdit

NounEdit

atóp

  1. roof

VerbEdit

atóp

  1. to roof