from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To drink (liquor) habitually and excessively or engage in such drinking.
- n. A small, rough-skinned, widely distributed shark (Galeorhinus galeus) having an elongated conical snout.
- n. See stupa.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, grey, European shark, Galeorhinus galeus, that has rough skin and a long snout.
- v. To drink excessively; to get drunk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A moundlike Buddhist sepulcher, or memorial monument, often erected over a Buddhist relic.
- n. A grove or clump of trees.
- n. A small shark or dogfish (Galeorhinus galeus syn. 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.
- n. The wren.
- intransitive v. To drink hard or frequently; to drink strong or spiritous liquors to excess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Australasian shark, Galeus australis. It differs somewhat from Galeus galeus, the tope of Great Britaiu. In Australia also called school-shark. E. E. Morris, Austral English.
- To drink alcoholic liquors to excess, especially to do so habitually.
- Same as top.
- n. A kind of shark, the miller's-dog or penny-dog, Galeorhinus galeus, or Galeus canis; also, one of several related sharks of small size, some of them also called dogfish.
- n. The European wren.
- n. The popular name for a type of Buddhist monument, which may be considered as a tumulus of masonry, of domical or tower-like form, many specimens of which occur in India and southeastern Asia, intended for the preservation of relics or the commemoration of some event.
- n. In India, a grove or clump of trees: as, a toddy- tope; a cane -tope.
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- n. a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists
- v. drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
Possibly from obsolete tope, interjection used in proposing a toast.
Hindi top, probably from Prakrit thūpo, from Sanskrit stūpaḥ, tuft of hair, crown of the head, summit, stupa.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)