Definitions for had best

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word had best

Princeton's WordNet

  1. do well, had best(verb)

    act in one's own or everybody's best interest

    "You will do well to arrive on time tomorrow!"


  1. had best(Verb)

    Had better.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of had best in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of had best in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Martial:

    If you want him to mourn, you had best leave him nothing.

  2. Alan Holbrook:

    Women and cats do as they damned well please, and men and dogs had best learn to live with it.


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