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Best

Pronunciation: bĕst
a.1.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.
When he is best, he is a little worse than a man.
- Shak.
Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight.
- Milton.
2.Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject.
3.Most; largest; as, the best part of a week.
Best man
the only or principal groomsman at a wedding ceremony.
n.1.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.
At best
in the utmost degree or extent applicable to the case; under the most favorable circumstances; as, life is at best very short.
For best
finally.
To get the best of
to gain an advantage over, whether fairly or unfairly.
- Milton.
To make the best of
a - To improve to the utmost; to use or dispose of to the greatest advantage.
b - To reduce to the least possible inconvenience; as, to make the best of ill fortune or a bad bargain.
- Bacon.
adv.1.In the highest degree; beyond all others.
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small.
- Coleridge.
2.To the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety.
Had we best retire? I see a storm.
- Milton.
Had I not best go to her?
- Thackeray.
3.Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself.
v. t.1.To get the better of.
Noun1.Bestbest - the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"
Antonyms:
worst - the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of; "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"
2.best - the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; "he could beat the best of them"
Synonyms: topper
3.Best - Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
Verb1.best - get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
Synonyms: outdo, outflank, scoop, trump
Adj.1.best - (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"
Antonyms:
worst - (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"
2.best - (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"
Synonyms: better
Adv.1.best - in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a couple of martinis"
2.best - it would be sensible; "you'd best stay at home"
3.best - from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better."
Synonyms: better
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