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Definitions of best

  1.   ( 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"
  2.   To get the better of; to surpass.
  3.   Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject.
  4.   of Well
  5.   Most; largest; as, the best part of a week.
  6.   ( superl. of WELL) In the highest degree: in the best manner.
  7.   In the highest degree; with most advantage or success.
  8.   ( comparative and superlative of ` well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; " it would be better to speak to him"; " the White House thought it best not to respond"
  9.   Most good; most excellent.
  10.   Canadian physiologist ( born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin ( 1899- 1978)
  11.   Most excellent.
  12.   the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; " he could beat the best of them"
  13.   To the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety.
  14.   the supreme effort one can make; " they did their best"
  15.   Of good.
  16.   Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself.
  17.   In the most excellent manner; with the most favorable result; to the utmost degree.
  18.   One's utmost endeavor: the highest perfection.
  19.   in a most excellent way or manner; " he played best after a couple of martinis"
  20.   The most excellent; the highest degree; the utmost.
  21.   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.
  22.   In the best manner, or highest degree.
  23.   Superl. of well, in the highest degree; beyond all others; most easily, successfully, & c.
  24.   it would be sensible; " you'd best stay at home"
  25.   Superl. of good, good or excellent in the highest degree; most desirable. At best, in the utmost degree or extent. To the best of, to the utmost extent of. To make the best of, to realize the most that one can out of anything; to make the most of. The best of the way, the greater part.
  26.   from a position of superiority or authority; " father knows best"; " I know better."
  27.   The utmost; the highest endeavour, as to do ones best : the best, the highest perfection : do the best, use the utmost power : make the best, improve or do to the utmost.
  28.   To get the better of.
  29.   ( serves as superl. of GOOD) Good in the highest degree: first: highest: most excellent.
  30.   Superl. of good; good in the highest degree.
  31.   get the better of; " the goal was to best the competition"
  32.   In the highest degree; beyond all others.
  33.   be or do something to a greater degree; " her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; " She outdoes all other athletes"; " This exceeds all my expectations"; " This car outperforms all others in its class"
  34.   Having the highest degree of goodness or excellence; of the first quality or standing; most desirable, suitable, advantageous, etc.; largest.
  35.   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.
  36.   Utmost; highest endeavour, as to do one's best. See Better.
  37.   The highest state of excellence; the greatest endeavor; all one can do or show.

Quotes of best

  1. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  2. I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night, when everyone has retired. – Zane Grey
  3. We went for the best overall feel on each song. There are no musical overdubs at all. It's a true live record; it's one of the few true live records out there. – Ben Harper
  4. My best chance is that, in a happy moment, I hit upon St Francis as the subject for a series of plays. Others might have written them better: but, as I have written them, the advantage will probably remain mine. – Laurence Housman
  5. That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers. – Francis Hutcheson
  6. I've always just gone with the best role, and I don't care if it's in theater, film or television. – Kristen Johnston
  7. I have a feeling we are going to be world champions, I can't really explain why. Brazil are probably the best team in the world in terms of individual players. But the team with the most gifted players do not always win. – Oliver Kahn
  8. The American people may not be the best -educated, but they're very wise at heart. – Norman Lear
  9. There are many outsiders that actively try to halt every natural resource development project in Alaska. Many of these same people have never even been to Alaska, yet they claim to know what's best for us. – Lisa Murkowski
  10. While a lab Director can get done the things that he regards as important, he has the more important job of bringing out the best ideas of the broader scientific community. – Burton Richter
  11. It's the sad thing about entertainment, it's not always about who is the best – Jake Roberts
  12. Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people. – Fred Rogers
  13. The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you. – Will Rogers
  14. I try to do my absolute best for the people who come see me play. – Billy Sheehan

Usage examples for best

  1. What had we best do? ” – The Story of Jessie by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  2. It is a very little thing, perhaps, but it is the best thing of all. ” – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. The best of you!" ” – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  4. But there it is, and you can do your best with it. ” – Vailima-Letters by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  5. What is right and best for them? ” – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  6. We know what's about the best she can do. ” – Ahead of the Army by W. O. Stoddard
  7. And so I did, and it turned out all for the best – The First Distiller by Leo Tolstoy
  8. It was one of the best things he did. ” – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  9. All right, you know best – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  10. The best in the world. ” – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  11. Was he the best man you could get? ” – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  12. I'm not in the best of humours now. ” – The White Squaw by Mayne Reid
  13. This has been the best night's work yet. ” – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  14. “ I will do what you think best – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  15. What are we all- the best of us? ” – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  16. And how make the best of this? ” – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  17. He was Harry's best man. ” – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  18. “ I didn't want to speak, dear, but perhaps it is best – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  19. “ That's what you had best do. ” – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  20. “ " I'll try to take you as I find you and- make the best of you. ” – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell

Idioms for best