Translation of top in French:


Pronunciation: /tɒp/


  • 1 (of page, ladder, stairs, wall) haut (m); (of list) tête (f); (of mountain, hill) sommet (m); (of garden, field) (autre) bout (m); (of vegetable) fane (f); (of box, cake) dessus (m); (surface) surface (f) at the top of en haut de [page, stairs, street, scale] au sommet de [hill] en tête de [list] at the top of the building au dernier étage de l'immeuble at the top of the table à la place d'honneur to be at the top of the agenda être une priorité
  • 2 (highest position) to aim for the top viser haut to get to or make it to the top réussir to be top of the class être le premier/la première de la classe to be top of the bill être la tête d'affiche


  • 2 (furthest away) [field, house] du bout

vt (p prés etc -pp-)

  • 1 être en tête de [charts, polls]

phr (on top of)

  • 1 (on) sur [cupboard, fridge, layer]
  • 2 (in addition to) en plus de [salary, workload]


on top of all this, to top it all

from top to bottom

to be over the top, to be OTT

[fam] [behaviour, reaction] être exagéré/-e

to feel on top of the world

to shout at the top of one's voice

crier à tue-tête

Phrasal verbs

top up

remplir (à nouveau) [tank, glass]; recharger [mobile phone]

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