best


best
best [best]
adj.
[ME best, betst < OE betst (akin to Goth batists) < ? IE base * bhad-, good > Sans bhadrá-, fortunate, good]
1. superl. of GOOD
2. of the most excellent sort; surpassing all others
3. most suitable, most desirable, most favorable, most profitable, etc.
4. being almost the whole; largest [it took the best part of an hour]
adv.
1. superl. of WELL2
2. in the most excellent manner; in the most suitable way
3. in the highest degree; to the greatest extent; most
n.
1. people of the highest worth, ability, or reputation [among the best in his profession]
2. the thing, condition, circumstance, action, etc. that is most excellent, most suitable, etc.
3. the most one can do; utmost [to do one's best]
4. advantage [to get the best of an opponent]
5. one's finest clothes
vt.
to win out over; defeat or outdo
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all for the best
turning out to be good or fortunate after all
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as best one can
as well as one can
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at best
1. under the most favorable conditions or interpretation
2. at most
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at one's best
in one's best mood, form, health, etc.
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get the best of or have the best of
1. to outdo, overcome, or defeat
2. to outwit
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had best
ought to; would be prudent or wise to
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make the best of
to do as well as one can with
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with the best
as ably as the most able

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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