Translation of "top" - English-French dictionary

top

nountop /tɒp/
≠bottom the highest part of sth
sommet masculine , haut masculine

at the top of the ladder
en haut de l'échelle

Run up to the top of the hill.
Cours jusqu'au sommet de la colline.
≠bottom the upper surface of sth
dessus masculine , surface feminine

on the top of the table
sur le dessus de la table
countable a lid of a container
couvercle masculine

Screw the top on tight.
Vissez bien le couvercle.
countable an item of clothing for the upper body
top masculine , haut masculine

She wore a pink cotton top.
Elle portait un haut en coton rose.
singular the top; ≠ the bottom
the most important position or highest rank
la tête , le sommet , le premier rang

at the top of the business agenda
en tête de liste sur son agenda de travail

He'll work hard until he reaches the very top.
Il travaillera dur jusqu'à ce qu'il atteigne le sommet même / le tout premier rang.
from top to bottom
completely
complètement , de fond en comble

I've searched the house from top to bottom and still can't find it.
J'ai fouillé la maison de fond en comble et je n'ai même pas pu le trouver.
off the top of your head
from memory or without thinking first
de mémoire

I couldn't tell you his number off the top of my head.
Je ne pourrais pas te dire son numéro de mémoire.
on top
in the lead
en tête

on top in the music charts
en tête des hit-parades
on top of
on the highest part of
sur le dessus de

a box on top of the dresser
une boîte sur le dessus du buffet
in addition to
en plus de

We all had to pay another $50 on top of the original price.
Nous avons tous dû payer 50$ en plus du prix initial.
in control of sth
à jour de

I'm trying to keep on top of my school work.
J'essaie de rester à jour dans mon travail scolaire.
on top of the world
extremely happy
aux anges

on top of the world after she agreed to marry him
aux anges, après qu'elle a accepté de l'épouser
on the highest part of
sur le dessus de

a box on top of the dresser
une boîte sur le dessus du buffet
in addition to
en plus de

We all had to pay another $50 on top of the original price.
Nous avons tous dû payer 50$ en plus du prix initial.
in control of sth
à jour de

I'm trying to keep on top of my school work.
J'essaie de rester à jour dans mon travail scolaire.
on top of the world
extremely happy
aux anges

on top of the world after she agreed to marry him
aux anges, après qu'elle a accepté de l'épouser

top

adjectivetop /tɒp/ (always before n)
best, most successful, most important, etc.
meileur/-e , principal/-ale

one of the country's top gymnasts
l'un des meilleurs gymnastes du pays

some top tips
quelques uns des meilleurs tuyaux

our top priority
notre principale priorité / priorité numéro un

(Translation of “top” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

top

noun /top/

the highest part of anything

haut; sommet; du haut
the top of the hill
the top of her head.

the position of the cleverest in a class etc

en tête (de)
He’s at the top of the class.

the upper surface

dessus
the table-top.

a lid

couvercle, bouchon
I’ve lost the top to this jar
a bottle-top.

a (woman’s) garment for the upper half of the body; a blouse, sweater etc

haut
I bought a new skirt and top.
topless adjective

having no top

sans haut

very high.

d’une hauteur démesurée
topping noun

something that forms a covering on top of something, especially food

garniture
a tart with a topping of cream.
top hat /ˈtopə/ abbreviation (topper)

a man’s tall hat, worn as formal dress

haut-de-forme
He was wearing a top hat and tails.
top-heavy adjective

having the upper part too heavy for the lower

trop lourd du haut
That pile of books is top-heavy – it’ll fall over!
top-secret adjective

very secret

ultra-secret
top-secret information.
at the top of one’s voice

very loudly

à tue-tête
They were shouting at the top(s) of their voices.
be/feel etc on top of the world

to feel very well and happy

se mettre en route
She’s on top of the world – she’s just got engaged to be married.
from top to bottom

completely

de fond en comble
They’ve painted the house from top to bottom.
the top of the ladder/tree

the highest point in one’s profession.

haut de l’échelle
top up

to fill (a cup etc that has been partly emptied) to the top

remplir à nouveau
Let me top up your glass/drink.

top1

verb (past tense, past participle topped)

to rise above; to surpass

dépasser
Our exports have topped $100,000.

to remove the top of

étêter
Top and tail the beans.

top

noun /top/

a kind of toy that spins.

toupie
sleep like a top

to sleep very well

dormir comme un loir
The child slept like a top after a day on the beach.

(Translation of “top” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)