atop

[ uh-top ]
/ əˈtɒp /

adjective, adverb

on or at the top.

preposition

on the top of: atop the flagpole.

Nearby words

  1. atonia,
  2. atonic,
  3. atonic bladder,
  4. atonicity,
  5. atony,
  6. atopen,
  7. atopic,
  8. atopic allergy,
  9. atopic cataract,
  10. atopic conjunctivitis

Origin of atop

First recorded in 1650–60; a-1 + top1

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British Dictionary definitions for atop

atop

/ (əˈtɒp) /

adverb

on top; at the top

preposition

on top of; at the top of
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Word Origin and History for atop

atop

adv.

1650s, from a- (1) + top. Two words or hyphenated at first; not fully established as one word till late 19c.

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