topmost

[ top-mohst or, especially British, -muhst ]
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adjective
  1. highest; uppermost.

Origin of topmost

1
First recorded in 1690–1700; top1 + -most

Words Nearby topmost

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How to use topmost in a sentence

  • It becomes clearer by the day how cleverly Obama checkmated both Clintons by putting Hillary in the topmost Cabinet job.

  • It becomes clearer by the day how brilliantly Obama checkmated both Clintons by putting Hillary in the topmost Cabinet job.

  • On the 20th the gates of the palace were battered in and the British flag was hoisted from its topmost turret.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • He passes the cell-row on the opposite side, ascends the topmost tier, and finally reaches the ground floor containing my cell.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
  • As the topmost branch of the pine points always to the east, so Luck-in-all-moons shall guide us to the sun rising.

  • A broad terrace ran around the amphitheater at the height of the topmost row of seats.

    The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • The topmost ladder was flattened against the rock, yet it swung ominously with Rudy's weight.

    Rudy and Babette | Hans Christian Andersen

British Dictionary definitions for topmost

topmost

/ (ˈtɒpˌməʊst) /


adjective
  1. highest; at or nearest the top

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