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Definitions of most

  1. The greatest number, part, quality, or value. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. The greatest number or quantity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. (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
  6. used to form the superlative; "the king cobra is the most dangerous snake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. In the highest degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. MOSTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. 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.
  10. (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
  11. (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
  12. 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
  13. (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
  14. very; "a most welcome relief" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. Consisting of the greatest number or quantity; greater in number or quantity than all the rest; nearly all. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Greatest in degree; as, he has the most need of it. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Highest in rank; greatest. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Superlative of more; greatest in number, quantity, or degree. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. (superl. of MORE), Greatest: excelling in number. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Greatest in number or quantity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Consisting of the greatest number, amount, or quantity; greatest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Greatest in quality, degree, amount, or number. 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.

Usage examples for most

  1. And when he was making love, too; the most serious thing, Barbara, that anybody can do. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  2. I do think they are the most beautiful things! – The Dragon's Secret by Augusta Huiell Seaman
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