Definitions for BEST
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word BEST
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the supreme effort one can make
"they did their best"
the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
"he could beat the best of them"
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)
(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"
(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"
outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoop(adverb)
get the better of
"the goal was to best the competition"
in a most excellent way or manner
"he played best after a couple of martinis"
it would be sensible
"you'd best stay at home"
from a position of superiority or authority
"father knows best"; "I know better."
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
better than all others
the best song on the CD; The new method is best.
a person sb knows and likes most
more than others
I liked Tim best.; Of the three songs, I know this one best.
in a better way than all others
the method that works best
sb or sth that is better than all others
Of all the teams, they are the best.
the most satisfactory situation
Most teachers just want the best for their students.
the best aspects of two different situations
Combining working at home and in the office gives me the best of both worlds.
looking at sth in the most positive way
I'd call the movie "average" at best.
feeling as good as possible
I'm not at my best late at night.
to perform as well as you can
He didn't win, but he did his best.
indicates that a bad thing has a good side
She didn't make the team, but it was probably for the best.
to deal with a bad situation as well as you can
We made the best of it, even though it rained.
The supreme effort one can make
I did my best.
The person (or persons) who is (are) most excellent.
To beat in a contest; to surpass in skill or achievement.
Origin: From beste, from betst, betest, from batistaz, from bhAd-. Cognate with best, best, best, beste, bedst, bäst, bestur. More at better.
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
most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject
most; largest; as, the best part of a week
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
in the highest degree; beyond all others
to the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety
most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself
to get the better of
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BEST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #320
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BEST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #433
Rank popularity for the word 'BEST' in Adverbs Frequency: #120
Translations for BEST
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in the best manner
She sings best (of all).
- أفْضَلُ ما يَكونArabic
- o melhorPortuguese (BR)
- am bestenGerman
- με τον καλύτερο τρόπο, άρισταGreek
- kõige pareminiEstonian
- بهترین وجه؛ از همه بهترFarsi
- le mieuxFrench
- בַּצוָּרה הַטוֹבָה בְּיוֹתֵרHebrew
- सबसे अच्छाHindi
- het bestDutch
- بهترین وجه؛ از همه بهترPersian
- د توله تر ښه شیPashto
- o melhorPortuguese
- cel mai bineRomanian
- наилучшим образомRussian
- en iyi biçimdeTurkish
- 最好地Chinese (Trad.)
- سب سے اھی طرحUrdu
- tốt nhất; hay nhấtVietnamese
- 最好地Chinese (Simp.)
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