bottom vs top

bottom

Definitions

noun

  1. a cargo ship
  2. the lowest part of anything
  3. the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
  4. the lower side of anything
  5. a depression forming the ground under a body of water
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verb

  1. strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
  2. provide with a bottom or a seat
  3. come to understand

adjective

  1. situated at the bottom or lowest position
  2. the lowest rank

Examples

He pulled himself up and stumbled to the bathroom, where he turned on the cold tap and collapsed at the bottom of the shower, barely awake.

For example, I see in yonder cupboard near which you are standing, several of what you call boxes (but like everything else in Flatland, they have no tops nor bottoms) full of money; I see also two tablets of accounts.

If you manage your overhead costs properly, you will impact directly on your bottom line cost base.

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top

Definitions

noun

  1. the greatest possible intensity
  2. the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat
  3. covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
  4. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  5. the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
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verb

  1. be ahead of others; be the first
  2. provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)
  3. pass by, over, or under without making contact
  4. be superior or better than some standard
  5. cut the top off
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adjective

  1. situated at the top or highest position

Examples

Which is stupid, considering the drivers around here A: Don't normally stop for people and in fact have been caught trying to sneak ~around~ them and B: I've been nicked several times and almost hit three times different instances last summer attempting to obey the biking laws, none of those for mistakes on my part as I've been scared shitless at the lack of aware driving that's crept over my town.

The sheer volume is so overwhelming that the police cannot get on top of it.

The hat, I think the style was called fedora, had a dark band and a dint in the top, which my father would sometimes correct with a chopping action of his right hand.

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