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  1. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost'; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (intensifier) very; "a most welcome relief" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. used to form the superlative; "the king cobra is the most dangerous snake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (superlative of `many' used with count nouns; often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number; "who has the most apples?"; "most people like eggs"; "most fishes have fins" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (superlative of `much' used with mass nouns; usually preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree; used with mass nouns; usually follows `the'; "made the most money he could"; "what attracts the most attention?"; "made the most of a bad deal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree; "made the most money he could"; "what attracts the most attention?". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number; "who has the most apples?"; "most people like eggs"; "most fishes have fins" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. very; "a most welcome relief" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Consisting of the greatest number or quantity; greater in number or quantity than all the rest; nearly all. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Greatest in degree; as, he has the most need of it. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Highest in rank; greatest. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. In the greatest or highest degree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Superlative of more; greatest in number, quantity, or degree. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. The greatest number, part, quality, or value. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. In the highest degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. (superl. of MORE), Greatest: excelling in number. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. The greatest number or quantity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. MOSTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Greatest in number or quantity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Consisting of the greatest number, amount, or quantity; greatest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Greatest in quality, degree, amount, or number. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The greatest number or amount. At the most, at the utmost extent; at furthest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Superl. degree of much; consisting of the greatest number or quantity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. The greatest number, part, or quantity; the utmost value or extent-when used as a noun, the noun is usually understood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. In the greatest or highest degree; for the greatest part: at most, or at the most, within the furthest limits; the utmost extent: to make the most of, to derive the greatest benefit or advantage from. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. m[=o]st, adj. (superl. of MORE), greatest in age, position or rank, number, degree, &c.--adv. in the highest degree.--n. the greatest number or quantity.--advs. MOST'LY; MOST'WHAT (Spens.), for the most part, mostly.--AT (THE) MOST, to the utmost extent; FOR THE MOST PART, chiefly; MAKE THE MOST OF (see MAKE). [A.S. m['æ]st; cog. with Ger. meist.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Existing in greatest quantity or degree, as you have made m. mistakes, see who can make m. noise, (abs., quasi-noun) this is the m. I can do, make the m. of it, employ it to the best advantage, (also) represent it at the best or worst; the majority, as m. people think so, (quasi-n.) m. of them are broken; for the m. part, in the main, usually, whence mostly adv.; (adv.) in the highest degree, as what m. annoys me, (forming superl. of most adjj. of more than one syllable& most advv.) m. ludicrous (ly), m. certain (ly), m. callous (ly); ten at m., not more than ten, this is at m. (is no more than) a makeshift. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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