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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The highest point; the summit.
  • noun The highest degree of quality or excellence.
  • adjective Excellent; first-rate.
  • adverb Very well; excellently.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The extreme top; the highest point in altitude, excellence, etc.
  • Of the highest order or kind; most excellent; first-rate.
  • In a tiptop manner; in the highest degree; to the top notch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective colloq. Very excellent; most excellent; perfect.
  • noun colloq. The highest or utmost degree; the best of anything.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The very topmost point.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  • noun the extreme top or summit
  • adjective of the highest quality
  • adverb to the highest extent

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