[best] or [bɛst]


(noun.) the supreme effort one can make; 'they did their best'.

(noun.) the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; 'he could beat the best of them'.

(noun.) Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978).

(adj.) (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' .

(adv.) it would be sensible; 'you'd best stay at home'.

(adv.) in a most excellent way or manner; 'he played best after a couple of martinis'.

Inputed by Annie--From WordNet


(a.) 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.

(a.) Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject.

(a.) Most; largest; as, the best part of a week.

(n.) 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.

(superl.) In the highest degree; beyond all others.

(superl.) To the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety.

(superl.) Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself.

(v. t.) To get the better of.

Inputed by Lilly

Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Most good, most excellent, superlatively good, good in the highest degree.[2]. Most wise, most judicious, most expedient.

ad. [1]. Most of all, in the highest degree, beyond all others.[2]. With most propriety, most profitably or advantageously, to the greatest advantage.[3]. Most intimately, most thoroughly, most completely.[4]. With the highest qualification, by the clearest title.

n. [1]. Highest perfection.[2]. Utmost, greatest effort, highest endeavor, the most that can be done.

Inputed by Enoch


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.

Typed by Cyril


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