What is on top, or what does it mean?
Top can signify the uppermost part, point, surface or end of something.
|In Ecuador it is not at all uncommon to find many people on top of a motorcycle. And with no helmet on top of their heads.|
It can be the part farthest from a given reference point.
Or the crown of the head.
It can also mean the part of a plant, like carrot, that is above the ground.
Or something, such as a lid or cap, that covers or forms an uppermost part.
It also signifies the highest degree, pitch, or point; the peak, acme, or zenith.
|The mountain tops can look quite imposing with the clouds on top of them. This picture was taken from the highway from Otavalo to Cayambe in Northern Ecuador.|
Or the highest position or rank, to be at the top of his profession.
On top can mean that you are in control, that you are fully informed of something.
That there is something else, in addition to, besides.
Or that you are following closely on something or coming immediately after.
When you are on top of the world you are in a position of great happiness or success.
|I think this little girl felt on the top of herself because I took the picture of her. She definitely enjoyed the attention.|
And when you are over the top, you are surpassing a goal or quota.
Or you are being excessively expressive or dramatic.
It is good to be on top.