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 ?
He ran back wildly for half a mile, and at last settled himself atop a heap of stones to wait for the Serpent to go on his way and leave the road clear for him.
Is she in your garden up atop of that house--gone up to be dead, or whatever the game is?
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
I lay still," he said, "scared out of my wits, with the fore quarter of a horse atop of me.
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.
Now you look as if you'd never seen Little Bethel in all your life, as I hope you never will again; and here's the baby; and little Jacob, you get atop of my back and catch hold of me tight round the neck, and whenever a Little Bethel parson calls you a precious lamb or says your brother's one, you tell him it's the truest things he's said for a twelvemonth, and that if he'd got a little more of the lamb himself, and less of the mint-sauce--not being quite so sharp and sour over it--I should like him all the better.
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.
Taught by long experience that boys are always hungry, Aunt Jessie soon proposed supper, and proceeded to get it, enveloped in an immense apron, with an old hat of Archie's stuck atop of her cap.
There was also a goodly jug of well-browned clay, fashioned into the form of an old gentleman, not by any means unlike the locksmith, atop of whose bald head was a fine white froth answering to his wig, indicative, beyond dispute, of sparkling home-brewed ale.
Now, mother, a little rice and some dried fish atop - yes, and some vegetable curry.