tiptop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tiptop 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"
    • n tiptop the extreme top or summit
    • n tiptop the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty","the artist's gifts are at their acme","at the height of her career","the peak of perfection","summer was at its peak","...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame","the summit of his ambition","so many highest superlatives achieved by man","at the top of his profession"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tiptop The highest or utmost degree; the best of anything.
    • a Tiptop Very excellent; most excellent; perfect. "Four tiptop voices.""Sung in a tiptop manner."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tiptop The extreme top; the highest point in altitude, excellence, etc.
    • tiptop Of the highest order or kind; most excellent; first-rate.
    • tiptop In a tiptop manner; in the highest degree; to the top notch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tiptop tip′top the extreme top: the height of excellence
    • adj Tiptop first-rate
    • adv Tiptop in a first-rate manner
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Tip, end + top,

Usage

In literature:

Drop in and see my mother, and tell her I am well, and had a tiptop voyage over.
"Poor and Proud" by Oliver Optic
A likely young feller with a team an' a woman could do tiptop on that eighty.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
That's the good o' hevin' a tiptop head-piece.
"The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories" by Various
Why, Ma, these tiptop families ought to feel jolly grateful that we're mixing the breed for them a bit.
"The 'Mind the Paint' Girl" by Arthur Pinero
The coon ran to the very tiptop of the pine tree.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
She's tiptop to look at.
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
I hope it's tiptop as well as tophill.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Here was the germ of a tiptop drama.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
I was in tiptop spirits.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
That little hump of ground in front of it's a tiptop fire-place.
"Harper's Young People, May 18, 1880" by Various
Kate Tiptop was cousin to the young man, and did not change her name in marrying him.
"Graham's Magazine, Vol XXXIII, No. 6, December 1848" by Various
It's 'Faust', at the Town Hall, and it's supposed to be tiptop.
"A Pair of Schoolgirls" by Angela Brazil
Tiptop family and all.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck
O, if he isn't a tiptop teacher!
"The William Henry Letters" by Abby Morton Diaz
A little later the very tiptop of the mountain begins to show, floating like an island in an ocean of mist.
"The Boy Scouts of Bob's Hill" by Charles Pierce Burton
It isn't a tiptop country, but you can get a lot of fun out of it.
"Abington Abbey" by Archibald Marshall
He was very entertaining, and so full of fun that he would have made a tiptop Irishman.
"Memories of a Musical Life" by William Mason
Meanwhile, from the tiptop of the highest of trees poor Jean sent out frantic appeals for help and rescue.
"Edgar Saltus: The Man" by Marie Saltus
It will be up in the tiptop.
"Peter and Polly in Winter" by Rose Lucia
I'm now going to bed, to read myself to sleep with a tiptop novel sent me by one Barry, an old pupil of mine.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II" by William James
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In news:

To leave your car in tiptop shape, follow these 14 steps before you deploy.
The Top 5 Tips to Build a Tiptop Credit Score.
Keep your boat and motor in tiptop shape by performing these 10 easy maintenance tasks this summer.
10 quick steps to keep your boat tiptop.
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In science:

The generation of heavy leptons and their decay is performed with the TIPTOP Monte Carlo program which takes into account initial state radiation and spin effects. A mass range between 50 and 100 GeV for the heavy leptons is considered.
Search for Heavy Neutral and Charged Leptons in e+ e- Annihilation at LEP
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