meaning of atop

atop meaning in General Dictionary

On or at the top

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  • on, to, or towards the top
  • On or towards the top.

atop meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, from a- (1) + top. Two terms or hyphenated in the beginning; perhaps not fully founded as one word till belated 19c.


atop meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) On or at the very top.


Sentence Examples with the word atop

He snatched her hands and pinned them above her head with one hand, settling his weight atop her as he reached down to undo the buttons of his trousers.

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