atop atop  /ə ˈtɑp/


  • (adv) on, to, or at the top


  1. Simply, cleanly and with no fuss--complete with a thick layer of crema atop the espresso.
  2. Bangkok A Thai gardener works on an organic rooftop herb and vegetable garden atop a high-rise building in Lak Si District Urban Farming.
  3. He memorably climbed atop a rebel tank and urged defiance.


  1. Your Town: No change atop Carmel Residents Association

    CARMEL No change atop residents association Barbara Livingston will continue as president of the Carmel Residents Association for 2013-14, the association said Friday.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Monterey County Herald

  2. For re-enactors, Gettysburg is pinnacle of hobby

    A monument sits atop a ridge held by Union troops, above the field of Pickett’s Charge, as visitors walk by earlier this month in Gettysburg, Pa. This year’s Gettysburg commemoration has particular significance because it will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

  3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs Filmed 1st Music Video Atop Empire State Building

    In April, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs filmed the first music video ever produced atop the Empire State Building, 86 floors up on the observation deck. That's right, in 82 years no one has shot a music video up there. [ more › ]
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Gothamist


  1. Judge M. Margaret McKeown, writing for the unanimous three-judge panel, said that "carving out a tiny parcel of property in the midst of this vast preserve like a donut hole with the cross atop it will do nothing to minimize the impermissible...
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Judge M Margaret McKeown Source: ABC News

  2. "It's clearly a white object sitting atop the wooden floor," said Jackson. "He said it was a gouge. Is he lying or is he incompetent? That is not a gouge."
    on May 23, 2007 By: Alan Jackson Source: FOXNews

  3. "My body feels good, my stamina feels great," Anthony said. "I just feel good all around. My confidence is up. I've got one thing ahead of me, which is that gold ball [atop the NBA Championship Trophy]."
    on Nov 1, 2009 By: Carmelo Anthony Source: USA Today

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