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Definitions of best

  1. the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; "he could beat the best of them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. it would be sensible; "you'd best stay at home" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a couple of martinis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be better to speak to him"; "the White House thought it best not to respond" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. Having good qualities in the highest degree; most good, kind, desirable, suitable, etc.; most excellent; as, the best man; the best road; the best cloth; the best abilities. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Most; largest; as, the best part of a week. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Utmost; highest endeavor or state; most nearly perfect thing, or being, or action; as, to do one's best; to the best of our ability. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. In the highest degree; beyond all others. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. To the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To get the better of. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. of Well The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Having the highest degree of goodness or excellence; of the first quality or standing; most desirable, suitable, advantageous, etc.; largest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. The highest state of excellence; the greatest endeavor; all one can do or show. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. In the highest degree; with most advantage or success. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To get the better of; to surpass. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Of good. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. (serves as superl. of GOOD) Good in the highest degree: first: highest: most excellent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. One's utmost endeavor: the highest perfection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. (superl. of WELL) In the highest degree: in the best manner. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. In the best manner, or highest degree. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Most good; most excellent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. Most excellent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. The most excellent; the highest degree; the utmost. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. In the most excellent manner; with the most favorable result; to the utmost degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Superl. of good, good or excellent in the highest degree; most desirable. At best, in the utmost degree or extent. To the best of, to the utmost extent of. To make the best of, to realize the most that one can out of anything; to make the most of. The best of the way, the greater part. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. Superl. of well, in the highest degree; beyond all others; most easily, successfully, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. Utmost; highest endeavour, as to do one's best. See Better. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Superl. of good; good in the highest degree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. The utmost; the highest endeavour, as to do ones best : the best, the highest perfection : do the best, use the utmost power : make the best, improve or do to the utmost. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. best, adj. (serves as superl. of GOOD) good in the highest degree: first: highest: most excellent.--n. one's utmost endeavour: the highest perfection.--adv. (superl. of WELL) in the highest degree: in the best manner.--v.t. (coll.) to get the better of.--BEST MAN and BEST MAID, the groomsman and bridesmaid at a wedding.--AT THE BEST, or AT BEST, in the best possible way, at most after every allowance is made; FOR THE BEST, with the best intentions; I WERE BEST = it were best for me.--TO HAVE THE BEST OF IT, to gain the advantage in a contest; TO MAKE THE BEST OF ONE'S WAY, to go by the best possible road; TO PUT ONE'S BEST FOOT FOREMOST, to do the best, or to make the best show, one can. [A.S. betst, betest. See BETTER.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. (superl. of good, well). Of, in, the most excellent kind, way (often, like good, well, used for specific adjj. & advv. as kindest, most skilfully). Phrr.: the b. part, most; had b., would find it wisest to; b. man, bridegroom\'s supporter; put b. leg or foot foremost, go at full pace; bad is the b., no good event possible; with the b., as well as anyone; do one\'s b., all one can; be at one\'s b., in the b. state; one\'s b. or Sunday b., b. clothes; have the b. of it, win in argument &c.: make the b. of things, be contented; make the b. of one\'s way, go as fast as possible; at b., on the most hopeful view; did it for the b., with good intentions; to the b. of one\'s power &c., as far as one\'s power &c. allows; the b. is the enemy of the good, too high standard bars progress. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. (colloq.). Get the better of, circumvent, worst. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. (colloq.), most violently or generally abused (the b. abused book of the year). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. a. superl. [Anglo-Saxon] Having good qualities in the highest degree;—most advanced; most correct or complete. Cabinet Dictionary
  43. n. Utmost; highest endeavour. Cabinet Dictionary
  44. adv. In the highest degree; beyond all other;—to the most advantage; with the most success, profit or propriety. Cabinet Dictionary
  45. Most good. Complete Dictionary
  46. In the highest degree of goodness; fittest. Complete Dictionary

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