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1. Having no top: a collection of topless jars.
a. Having no part covering the breasts: a topless bathing suit.
b. Wearing no top: topless dancers.
c. Permitting or featuring public exposure of the breasts: a topless beach; topless bars.
3. So high as to appear to extend out of sight: the topless Alps.
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1. having no top
2. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. denoting a costume which has no covering for the breasts
b. wearing such a costume
3. archaic immeasurably high
ˈtoplessness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈtɒp lɪs)

1. lacking a top.
2. nude above the waist.
3. featuring entertainers, waitresses, etc., who are nude above the waist: a topless bar.
4. extremely high: topless mountains.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.topless - having no toptopless - having no top; "a topless jar"  
topped - having a top of a specified character
2.topless - having the breasts uncovered or featuring such nuditytopless - having the breasts uncovered or featuring such nudity; "topless waitresses"; "a topless cabaret"
unclothed - not wearing clothing
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بدون قِمَّه، بدون جُزْء عُلْويعالي جِدا
bezhlavýnesmírně vysoký
oben ohne
égbe nyúlófelsõrész nélkülitetõ nélküli
án efri hluta, topplaus; berbrjóstahimingnæfandi
bezhlavýnesmierne vysoký
çok yükseküstsüz


A. ADJtopless
B. ADV to go toplessir en topless
C. CPD topless bar Nbar m topless
topless swimsuit Nmonoquini m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


adj [woman] → aux seins nus
topless swimsuit → monokini m
advseins nus
to sunbathe topless → bronzer seins nus
to go topless → enlever le hauttop-level [ˌtɒpˈlɛvəl] adj [meeting, talks, discussion] → au plus haut niveau; [decision] → pris au plus haut niveau
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


1. adj (bather) → a seno scoperto
topless swimsuit → topless m inv
2. adv (sunbathe) → in topless
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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