What does worst mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worstnoun

    the least favorable outcome

    "the worst that could happen"

  2. worstnoun

    the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable

    "the invaders did their worst"; "so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best"

  3. worstadjective

    the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of

    "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"

  4. worstverb

    (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition

    "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"

  5. worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack upadverb

    defeat thoroughly

    "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

  6. worstadverb

    to the highest degree of inferiority or badness

    "She suffered worst of all"; "schools were the worst hit by government spending cuts"; "the worst dressed person present"

Wiktionary

  1. worstverb

    To make worse.

  2. worstverb

    To grow worse; to deteriorate.

  3. worstverb

    To outdo or defeat, especially in battle.

  4. worstadverb

    In the worst way: most badly, most ill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worstadjective

    bad, evil, or pernicious, in the highest degree, whether in a physical or moral sense. See Worse

    Etymology: [See Worse, v. t. & a.]

  2. Worstnoun

    that which is most bad or evil; the most severe, pernicious, calamitous, or wicked state or degree

    Etymology: [See Worse, v. t. & a.]

  3. Worstadjective

    to gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit

    Etymology: [See Worse, v. t. & a.]

  4. Worstverb

    to grow worse; to deteriorate

    Etymology: [See Worse, v. t. & a.]

Freebase

  1. Worst

    Worst is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroshi Takahashi. The plot revolves around a group of teenage boys who fight their way through the notorious high school, Suzuran. The manga was first published by Shōnen Champion in 2002. The series is currently being serialized in Japan and has been collected into twenty-five tankōbon volumes. In North America, Digital Manga Publishing has released only three volumes, with the last graphic novel released in November 2004. The series is currently on hiatus but Digital Manga Publishing has said that if enough fans show interest, they will consider continuing the series. Worst is infamous for not having any female characters. Hiroshi Takahashi had also released Worst Gaiden which is the short collection of sides stories for the Worst series.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Worst

    wurst, adj. bad or evil in the highest degree.—adv. to a very bad or very evil degree.—n. the highest degree of badness: the most evil state.—v.t. to get the advantage over in a contest: to defeat.—v.i. (obs.) to grow worse. [A.S. wyrst, wyrrest, wyrresta, from the same source as worse.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worst' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2313

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worst' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2111

Anagrams for worst »

  1. trows

  2. worts

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worst in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of worst in a Sentence

  1. Lang Banks:

    Despite being responsible for the worst North Sea spill in a decade, the level of the fine is literally a drop in the ocean when compared to the billions earned by Shell annually.

  2. Andre Maurois:

    We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love.

  3. Commissioners Chairman Robb Pitts:

    While I understand the State Elections Board had no choice in this matter, it is still outrageous to see the Big Lie and demands of conspiracy theorists continue to progress, this is the result of a cynical ploy to undermine faith in our elections process and democracy itself -- it is shameful partisan politics at its very worst.

  4. Stephanie Samuel:

    I didn't expect the baby, you know, but she just like, she just came, i just wanted to leave Libya. Italy is better than Libya and Nigeria is the worst.

  5. Jeremy Faust:

    We'll never know that for sure, because thankfully now we have the ability to save more lives, but even with all our technology and medical progress, the death rate being 70 % as bad as it was at the worst point in 1918, I think people don't realize how serious this is.

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