Definitions for BEST

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. best(noun)

    the supreme effort one can make

    "they did their best"

  2. best, topper(noun)

    the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others

    "he could beat the best of them"

  3. Best, C. H. Best, Charles Herbert Best(adj)

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

  4. best(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"

  5. better(p), best(p)(verb)

    (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"

  6. outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoop(adverb)

    get the better of

    "the goal was to best the competition"

  7. best(adverb)

    in a most excellent way or manner

    "he played best after a couple of martinis"

  8. best(adverb)

    it would be sensible

    "you'd best stay at home"

  9. better, best(adverb)

    from a position of superiority or authority

    "father knows best"; "I know better."

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. best(Noun)

    The supreme effort one can make

    I did my best.

  2. best(Noun)

    The person (or persons) who is (are) most excellent.

  3. best(Verb)

    To beat in a contest; to surpass in skill or achievement.

  4. Origin: From beste, from betst, betest, from batistaz, from bhAd-. Cognate with best, best, best, beste, bedst, bäst, bestur. More at better.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Best(adj)

    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

  2. Best(adj)

    most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject

  3. Best(adj)

    most; largest; as, the best part of a week

  4. Best(noun)

    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

  5. Best

    in the highest degree; beyond all others

  6. Best

    to the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety

  7. Best

    most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself

  8. Best(verb)

    to get the better of


  1. Best, Netherlands

    Best is a municipality and a village in the southern Netherlands. It is situated northwest of the city Eindhoven, and is also part of the agglomeration of this city. The headquarters of Europe's largest meat processor Vion NV are located in Best, as are Philips Healthcare and the Bata Shoe Organization's "Bata Protective" operations.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BEST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #320

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BEST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #433

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BEST' in Adverbs Frequency: #120

Translations for BEST

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ال, أحسن, أفضلArabic
  • най-добре, най-добър, вземам връх надBulgarian
  • millorCatalan, Valencian
  • porazit, nejlepší, nejlépeCzech
  • gorauWelsh
  • bedstDanish
  • übertreffen, Bester, Beste, am besten, BestesGerman
  • άριστα, κάλλισταGreek
  • aventajar, flor, mejor, rebasar, superar, derrotar, nata, élite, vencer, sobrepasarSpanish
  • parimEstonian
  • بهشت, بِهتَرین, بهترینPersian
  • paras, päihittää, parhaiten, parhaimmisto, parhainFinnish
  • crème, aplatir, enfoncer, élite, vaincre, meilleur, défaire, mieux, battre, dominer, dessus du panier, fleur, écraser, surpasserFrench
  • dícheall, is fearrIrish
  • mellor, eliteGalician
  • share, bareManx
  • legjobbHungarian
  • լավագույն, ամենալավArmenian
  • besturIcelandic
  • migliore, vincere, dominare, superare, battereItalian
  • הטוב ביותרHebrew
  • 最もよい, 最良, ベスト, 最高, 一番Japanese
  • გადასარევად, საუკეთესოGeorgian
  • optime, optima, optimum, optimusLatin
  • terbaik, paling baik, paling bagus, terbagusMalay
  • verslaan, slaan, overmeesteren, best, overwinnenDutch
  • best, beste, slåNorwegian
  • najlepszyPolish
  • melhorPortuguese
  • всё возможное, лучший, наилучшийRussian
  • najbolje, најбољи, najboljiSerbo-Croatian
  • më, i, miriAlbanian
  • besegra, bästa, bäst, bästeSwedish

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