[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'.

Edited by Ethelred--From WordNet


(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.

Checker: Maisie

Synonyms and Synonymous

a. Greatest number of.

ad. In the greatest degree.

n. [1]. Greatest part, greatest number.[2]. Utmost.

Typist: Vivienne


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).

Typist: Maura


Typist: Maura


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