Translation of "top" - English-French dictionary


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

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

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

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

a man’s tall hat, worn as formal dress

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

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


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.

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