on top of the world Definition
- 1. The highest part, point or level of anything.
- Thesaurus: peak, summit, crown, head, crest, tip, apex, apogee, crowning point; Antonym: bottom.
2b. The person holding this.
3. The upper edge or surface of something.
4. A lid or piece for covering the top of something.
5. A garment for covering the upper half of the body, especially a woman's body.
6. The highest or loudest degree or pitch.
- Example: the top of one's voice
- The very best person or thing.
- Form: the tops
- Form: tops (usually)
- 1. At or being the highest or most important.
- Thesaurus: highest, uppermost, topmost; Antonym: bottom.
- 1. To cover or form the top of something, especially as a finishing or decorative touch.
2. To remove the top of something.
3. To rise above or be better than something; to surpass.
- Thesaurus: exceed, better, beat, excel, surpass.
- To kill, especially by hanging;
- Form: top oneself
- To hit the upper half of (the ball).
- Completely; from head to foot.
- In control of it.
- In addition to it.
- Very close to it.
- In the very best of spirits.
- To head the list of performers in a show, as the main attraction.
Phrasal Verb: top something off
- To put a finishing or decorative touch to it.
- To put the highest stone on (a building).
- To refill (someone's glass or a container, etc) that has been partly emptied.To provide money to bring (a grant, wage or money supply, etc) to the required or desirable total.
- 1. The Earth.
- Thesaurus: earth, globe, planet, terrestrial sphere.
- Example: tell the world
- Thesaurus: universe, cosmos, creation, nature.
- Example: the present state of the world
- Example: the Third World
- Example: the New World
- Form: World (also)
- Example: the Ancient World
- Form: World (also)
- Example: in this world or the next
- Example: escape from the world of today
- Form: the world
- Example: He's in a world of his own
- Thesaurus: environment, atmosphere, milieu, reality, experience, inner life, memory.
- Example: enter a world of make-believe
- Example: the world of politics
- Example: the insect world
- A great deal; a lot.
- Example: did her a world of good
- Example: We are worlds apart
- 1. Relating to, affecting, or important throughout, the whole world.
Everybody; a large number of people.
- To be important or precious to them.
- The benefits of both alternatives with the drawbacks of neither.
- To give birth to or deliver (a baby).
- To be born.
- To rise (or fall) in social status.
- Exactly as if ...
- Used for emphasis.
- Example: How in the world …?
- Example: without a care in the world
An indication of surprise or interest, etc at an unexpected and unlikely coincidence.
- Not for anything.
- Thesaurus: exuberant, delighted, triumphant, happy, ecstatic, jubilant.
Extraordinarily fine; marvellous.
- Thesaurus: extraordinary, excellent, remarkable, superb, fabulous, great, incredible, fantastic.
- The world and its opportunities all await you, etc.
- To love or admire them immensely.