(Tope) n. [Probably from Skr. stupa a tope, a stupa, through Prakrit thupo.] A moundlike Buddhist
sepulcher, or memorial monument, often erected over a Buddhist relic.
(Tope), n. [Tamil toppu.] A grove or clump of trees; as, a toddy tope. [India] Whitworth.
1. (Zoöl.) A small shark or dogfish (Galeorhinus, or Galeus, galeus), native of Europe, but found also on
the coasts of California and Tasmania; called also toper, oil shark, miller's dog, and penny dog.
2. (Zoöl.) The wren. [Prov. Eng.]
(Tope), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Toped (topt); p. pr. & vb. n. Toping.] [F. tôper to cover a stake in
playing at dice, to accept an offer, tôpe agreed!; perhaps imitative of the sound of striking hands on
concluding a bargain. From being used in English as a drinking term, probably at first in accepting a
toast.] To drink hard or frequently; to drink strong or spiritous liquors to excess.
If you tope in form, and treat.Dryden.
(To"per) n. One who topes, or drinks frequently or to excess; a drunkard; a sot.
(Top"et) n. [F. toupet tuft. See Touper.] (Zoöl.) The European crested titmouse. [Prov. Eng.]
(Top"ful) a. Full to the top, ore brim; brimfull. "Topful of direst cruelty." Shak.
[He] was so topful of himself, that he let it spill on all the company.I. Watts.
1. (Naut.) Situated above the topmast and below the royal mast; designatb, or pertaining to, the third
spars in order from the deck; as, the topgallant mast, yards, braces, and the like. See Illustration of
2. Fig.: Highest; elevated; splendid. "The consciences of topgallant sparks." L'Estrange.
Topgallant breeze, a breeze in which the topgallant sails may properly be carried.
1. (Naut.) A topgallant mast or sail.
2. Fig.: Anything elevated or splendid. Bacon.
(Toph) n. [L. tophus, tofus, tufa, or tuft. Cf. Tufa, Tofus, Tophus.] (Min.) kind of sandstone.
(To*pha"ceous) a. [L. tophaceus, tofaceus.] Gritty; sandy; rough; stony.
(Top"-ham`per) n. (Naut.) The upper rigging, spars, etc., of a ship. [Written also top
All the ships of the fleet . . . were so encumbered with tophamper, so overweighted in proportion to
their draught of water, that they could bear but little canvas, even with smooth seas and light and favorable
(Top"-heav`y) a. Having the top or upper part too heavy for the lower part. Sir H. Wotton.