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Definitions of best

  1. To get the better of. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To get the better of; to surpass. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. In the highest degree; beyond all others. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. To the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. One's utmost endeavor: the highest perfection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. In the best manner, or highest degree. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Most good; most excellent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The most excellent; the highest degree; the utmost. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Of good. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. it would be sensible; "you'd best stay at home" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a couple of martinis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. (superl. of WELL) In the highest degree: in the best manner. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. (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
  23. 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
  24. Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Most; largest; as, the best part of a week. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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.
  27. (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.
  28. Most excellent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. 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.
  30. Superl. of good; good in the highest degree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for best

  1. And how make the best of this? – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  2. That's what you had best do. – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
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