top hat


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top hat

n.
A hat having a narrow brim and a tall cylindrical crown, usually made of silk. Also called high hat.

top hat

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a man's hat with a tall cylindrical crown and narrow brim, often made of silk, now worn for some formal occasions. Also called: chimneypot hat or high hat

top′ hat`


n.
a man's tall, cylindrical hat with a stiff, slightly curved brim, for formal occasions. Compare opera hat, silk hat.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.top hat - a man's hat with a tall crowntop hat - a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
man's clothing - clothing that is designed for men to wear
Translations
قُبَّعَه رَسْمِيَّه
cylindr
høj hat
cilinder
pípuhattur
cylinder
silindir şapka

top hat

ncilindro

top1

(top) noun
1. the highest part of anything. the top of the hill; the top of her head; The book is on the top shelf.
2. the position of the cleverest in a class etc. He's at the top of the class.
3. the upper surface. the table-top.
4. a lid. I've lost the top to this jar; a bottle-top.
5. a (woman's) garment for the upper half of the body; a blouse, sweater etc. I bought a new skirt and top.
adjective
having gained the most marks, points etc, eg in a school class. He's top (of the class) again.
verbpast tense, past participle topped
1. to cover on the top. She topped the cake with cream.
2. to rise above; to surpass. Our exports have topped $100,000.
3. to remove the top of.
ˈtopless adjective
1. having no top.
2. very high.
ˈtopping noun
something that forms a covering on top of something, especially food. a tart with a topping of cream.
top hat (ˈtopə) abbreviation ( topper )
a man's tall hat, worn as formal dress.
ˌtop-ˈheavy adjective
having the upper part too heavy for the lower. That pile of books is top-heavy – it'll fall over!
ˌtop-ˈsecret adjective
very secret.
at the top of one's voice
very loudly. They were shouting at the top(s) of their voices.
be/feel etc on top of the world
to feel very well and happy. She's on top of the world – she's just got engaged to be married.
from top to bottom
completely. They've painted the house from top to bottom.
the top of the ladder/tree
the highest point in one's profession.
top up
to fill (a cup etc that has been partly emptied) to the top. Let me top up your glass/drink.
References in classic literature ?
If, on the other hand, he decides in favor of the top hat and umbrella--nobody would ever dream of going out in a top hat without an umbrella; it would be like letting baby (bless it
If he starts off with the top hat and umbrella the afternoon turns out fearfully hot, and the perspiration takes all the soap out of his mustache and converts the beautifully arranged curl over his forehead into a limp wisp resembling a lump of seaweed.
I like the jolly old pantomime where a man sits on his top hat.
Dislike of the red-tied youth, born of his predatory opinions and evident intimacy with the pretty godchild, led Fischer to say, in his most sarcastic, magisterial manner: "No doubt you have found something much lower than sitting on a top hat.
Two girls in dark cloaks walked ahead of a tall man in a top hat.
Towards the opposite corner of the room was rolled a gentleman's silk top hat, as if it had just been knocked off his head; so much so, indeed, that one almost looked to see it still rolling.
His hands were clasped beneath the tails of his long black coat, and his top hat was set firmly down upon his head, as with eyes bent upon the ground he hastened on, probably to some sudden death had I not intercepted him.
Presently feet were heard upon the stairs, the moneylender hurried out, there was a sound of whispering, and he returned with a large, fat, greasy-looking man, clad in a much worn frock-coat, and a very dilapidated top hat.
A top hat, well brushed and trim, was placed upon the floor beside him.
The others gathered about, craning their necks over the shoulders of those before them, but as few of them could read at all, and then only after the most laborious fashion, one finally turned to the little old man of the top hat and frock coat.
He reproduced exactly the familiar bust of the immortal sage, if you will imagine the bust with a high top hat riding far on the back of the head, and a black coat over the shoulders.
He wore a very shiny top hat and a neat suit of sober black, which made him look what he was--a smart young City man, of the class who have been labeled cockneys, but who give us our crack volunteer regiments, and who turn out more fine athletes and sportsmen than any body of men in these islands.