Definition of top adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tɒp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɑːp//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1  highest in position, rank or degree He lives on the top floor. She kept her passport in the top drawer. He's one of the top players in the country. She got the top job. He finished top in the exam. She got top marks for her essay. They're top of the league. The athletes are all on top form (= performing their best). Welfare reform is a top priority for the government. The car was travelling at top speed. Prices at the top end of the market are coming down. top quality silk
  2. 2(British English, informal) very good He's a top bloke.
  3. Word Originadjective late Old English topp (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch top ‘summit, crest’.Extra examples He was top of his class. She came top in the exams. She was top in English. He got the top job. She’s one of the top players in the country. The athletes are all on top form. They’re top of the league. This is top quality silk.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: top