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Princeton's WordNet

  1. most(a)(adj)

    (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number

    "who has the most apples?"; "most people like eggs"; "most fishes have fins"

  2. most(a)(adverb)

    the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree

    "made the most money he could"; "what attracts the most attention?"; "made the most of a bad deal"

  3. most, to the highest degree(adverb)

    used to form the superlative

    "the king cobra is the most dangerous snake"

  4. most(adverb)


    "a most welcome relief"

  5. about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh(adverb)

    (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

    "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"


  1. most(Noun)

    A record-setting amount.

  2. most(Adverb)

    Superlative form of many.

  3. most(Adverb)

    Superlative form of much.

  4. most(Adverb)

    To a great extent or degree; highly; very.

    This is a most unusual specimen.

  5. Origin: From mæst, from . Cognate with Dutch meest, German meist, Swedish mest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Most(adj)

    consisting of the greatest number or quantity; greater in number or quantity than all the rest; nearly all

  2. Most(adj)

    greatest in degree; as, he has the most need of it

  3. Most(adj)

    highest in rank; greatest

  4. Most(adj)

    in the greatest or highest degree

  5. Origin: [OE. most, mast, mest, AS. mst; akin to D. meest, OS. mst, G. meist, Icel. mestr, Goth. maists; a superl. corresponding to E. more. 103. See More, a.]


  1. Most

    Most is the capital city of the Most District, situated between the Central Bohemian Uplands and the Ore Mountains, approximately 77 km northwest of Prague along the Bílina River and southwest of Ústí nad Labem. The name Most means "bridge" in Czech. The town, which was named after the system of bridges that crossed the swamps in this area in the 10th century, is now mostly known for its heavy industry. The German name for Most is Brüx. Most lies at the heart of the northern Bohemian lignite-mining region and serves as an important industrial railway junction. During the latter half of the 20th century, Most was considered to be one of the most polluted Coal mining towns and in communist Czechoslovakia. Most's other industries includes textile, ceramics, steel, and chemicals. Foreign mining operations continue to operate in the area in the 21st century. Some surrounding villages are planned to be abandoned due to surface mining. However environmental conditions have improved in recent years around Most, in particular the growing of apples and grape vines has developed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Most

    mōst, adj. (superl. of More), greatest in age, position or rank, number, degree, &c.—adv. in the highest degree.—n. the greatest number or quantity.—advs. Most′ly; Most′what (Spens.), for the most part, mostly.—At (the) most, to the utmost extent; For the most part, chiefly; Make the most of (see Make). [A.S. mǽst; cog. with Ger. meist.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MOST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #134

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MOST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #361

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MOST' in Adverbs Frequency: #26

Anagrams for MOST »

  1. MOTs, MTSO, toms

  2. MTSO

  3. Toms

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How to say MOST in sign language?

  1. most


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOST in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of MOST in a Sentence

  1. Jack Ablin:

    For the most part.

  2. Bill Hillmann:

    My most important tip.

  3. Alfred de Musset:

    The most womanly woman.

  4. Amelia Lehto:

    What makes me most happy.

  5. George Burns:

    Life's but a day at most.

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  • ال, جدًا, معظمArabic
  • найбо́льшBelarusian
  • nejvíce, většinaCzech
  • -ste, -ster, am ...-sten, die [[meisten]]German
  • plejEsperanto
  • más, la [[mayoría]] deSpanish
  • enamikEstonian
  • todella, useimmat, tosi, eniten, erittäin, äärimmäisenFinnish
  • extrêmement, la [[plupart]] de, très, le plusFrench
  • הכי, רובHebrew
  • सबसे, सब से, सर्वाधिकHindi
  • legtöbbHungarian
  • մեծամասնություն, ամենա-, -գույն, ամենաշատ, շատArmenian
  • la [[maggioranza]] di, di [[più]]Italian
  • 大部分, 最も, 最, 一番たくさん, 一番Japanese
  • უმეტესი, უმეტესობაGeorgian
  • 가장, 가장 많은, 제일, ok, 최, 最, 第一Korean
  • زۆربه‌Kurdish
  • plurimus, -issime, plurimum, plurimeLatin
  • ທີ່ສຸດLao
  • flest, mestNorwegian
  • meesteDutch
  • mest, flestNorwegian Nynorsk
  • meget, veldig, høystNorwegian
  • maioria, muito, extremamente, -íssimoPortuguese
  • наибо́лее, бо́льше всего́, са́мый, пре-, -е́йший, большинство, -а́йший, наи-Russian
  • večina, nàjboljSlovene
  • flest, flertal, mest, högstSwedish
  • ที่สุดThai
  • найбільшеUkrainian
  • سب سےUrdu
  • 最, tối, nhấtVietnamese

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