[məʊst] or [most]
(adj.) 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?'; 'made the most of a bad deal' .
(adj.) (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' .
(adv.) used to form the superlative; 'the king cobra is the most dangerous snake'.
(adv.) very; 'a most welcome relief'.
(a.) Consisting of the greatest number or quantity; greater in number or quantity than all the rest; nearly all.
(a.) Greatest in degree; as, he has the most need of it.
(a.) Highest in rank; greatest.
(a.) In the greatest or highest degree.
a. Greatest number of.
ad. In the greatest degree.
n. . Greatest part, greatest number.. Utmost.
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).
- Of the numerous other telegraph instruments that have been invented since 1837, that of Mr. Morse is in most general use, especially on the Continent and in America. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- Now, Mr. Hilton Cubitt, please continue your most interesting statement. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- There was an absence of all lady-like restraint in her language and manner most painful to see. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Odessa is about twenty hours' run from Sebastopol, and is the most northerly port in the Black Sea. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- We can here consider only a few cases; of these, some of the most difficult to explain are presented by fish. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- Truth to tell, the supper had been waiting a most unreasonable time. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- This principle we derive from experience, and is the source of most of our philosophical reasonings. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- One of the most important of the early inventions in the textile art was the _cotton gin_. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- There was something most startlingly familiar about him, exclaimed Mr. Philander, And yet, bless me, I know I never saw him before. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- Most of its issues are still undecided among Christians to this day. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Very little white satin, very few lace veils; a most pitiful business! 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- The most efficient form of water motor is the turbine, a strong metal wheel shaped somewhat like a pin wheel, inclosed in a heavy metal case. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- Being the most polite of men, he seized the opportunity of assisting the Professor's anatomical amusements on the spot. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- This expense, however, it must be acknowledged, is more moderate in Great Britain than in most other countries. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Meantime the whole hall was in a stir; most people rose and remained standing, for a change; some walked about, all talked and laughed. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- He was, in fact, the most agreeable young man the sisters had ever known, and they were equally delighted with him. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- I have called this misplaced rationality a piece of learned folly, because it shows itself most dangerously among those thinkers about politics who are divorced from action. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- Young lady, if my master don't fall out with me, I'll look down by the kiln by and by, where the boy will be most like, and again in the morning! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Here is his reply: 'The most dangerous crook in Chicago. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- In most families there comes, now and then, a year full of events. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- There were, in fact, but few things which Luttrell did not vote a tax on life, being one of the most dissatisfied men I ever knew. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- We cannot pretend to-day that we have arrived at solutions to most of the questions they asked. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- My first most vivid and broad impression of the identity of things seems to me to have been gained on a memorable raw afternoon towards evening. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Under such high patronage most of the ideas and principles of ordnance now prevailing were discovered or suggested, but were embodied for the most part in rude and inefficient contrivances. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- In the most extreme agitation I hurried after the surgeon and brought him with me in my carriage. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- As it happens, he spoke of coming into town to-day upon some most important business. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- When happy, inanimate nature had the power of bestowing on me the most delightful sensations. 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- An undue love of Self leads to the most monstrous crimes and occasions the greatest misfortunes both in States and Families. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Oh, Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other, and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency and affection, is most due. 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.