not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure"
remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village"
make obscure or unclear; "The distinction was obscured"
not drawing attention; "an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet"; "an obscure flaw"
make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden messag
the upper part of anything;
finish up or conclude;
be the culminating event;
cut the top off;
situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"
a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance;
be ahead of others; be the first;
a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips;
covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container);
a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin;