atop


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a·top

 (ə-tŏp′)
prep.
On top of.
adv.
To, on, or at the top.

atop

(əˈtɒp)
adv
on top; at the top
prep
on top of; at the top of

a•top

(əˈtɒp)

adj., adv.
1. on or at the top.
prep.
2. on the top of: atop the flagpole.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.atop - on, to, or at the topatop - on, to, or at the top    

atop

preposition on top of, over, upon, higher than Atop a sheet of paper lay an envelope.
Translations

atop

[əˈtɒp]
A. ADVencima
B. PREP (= on) → encima de, sobre; [+ mountain] → en la cumbre de, en la cima de
he climbed atop a tanksubió encima de un tanque

atop

[əˈtɒp] (literary) prep (= on top of) → au sommet de, sur

atop

prep (liter)(oben) auf (+dat)

atop

[əˈtɒp] prep (Am) → sopra
atop the hill → in cima alla collina
References in classic literature ?
The curly crop has lengthened into a thick coil, more becoming to the small head atop of the tall figure.
ejaculated the vexed coachman, "and not atop of Shooter's yet
Hubble remark that "a bit of savoury pork pie would lay atop of anything you could mention, and do no harm," and I heard Joe say, "You shall have some, Pip.
And what does he do but go and stake him--fly at a hedge with stakes in it, atop of a bank with a ditch before it.
When they were stopped by the wall, he placed her atop of it, scrabbled over, and made her jump into his arms.
I lay still," he said, "scared out of my wits, with the fore quarter of a horse atop of me.
That frame, too, was smashed out and thrown atop of the others and the foul earwiggy quilts.
Miss Jim Buck',1 outside Beaufort Harbor, with Fort Macon heavin' hot shot at our stern, an' a livin' gale atop of all.
Now, mother, a little rice and some dried fish atop - yes, and some vegetable curry.
He could not, of course, eat with the mess, but he came in at dessert, all six feet of him, with the blue and silver turban atop, and the big black boots below.
Where the water was shallow these sheets would be piled one atop of the other till the bottommost touched mud fifty feet down, and the discoloured sea banked behind the muddy ice till the increasing pressure drove all forward again.
He was dandiacally dressed, seemed to tell something under twenty years and had a handsome wistful face atop of a heavy, lumbering, almost corpulent figure, which however did not betoken inactivity; for David's purple hat (a conceit of his mother's of which we were both heartily ashamed) blowing off as we neared him he leapt the railings without touching them and was back with it in three seconds; only instead of delivering it straightway he seemed to expect David to chase him for it.