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English definition of “top”

top

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/tɒp/
BEST B1 the best, most important, or most successful: He's one of the country's top athletes.Being important and having importanceExtremely good
HIGHEST B1 at the highest part of something: I can't reach the top shelf. I had to undo the top button of my jeans.Edges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objects
(Definition of top adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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