Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “top”

top

adjective, adverb [not gradable] (BEST)   /tɑp/
(in the position of being) at the highest level of importance, achievement, or success; best: It was rated among the ten top universities in the nation. She’s one of the top executives in the fashion industry. As a chess player, he’s among the top 10% in the country. Top is used with many different words to mean best: top-ranked athletes top-rated bonds top-seeded tennis players
(Definition of top adjective, adverb (BEST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of top

Definitions of “top” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More