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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worst(noun)

    the least favorable outcome

    "the worst that could happen"

  2. worst(noun)

    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. worst(adj)

    the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of

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

  4. worst(verb)

    (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 up(adverb)

    defeat thoroughly

    "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

  6. worst(adverb)

    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. worst(Verb)

    To make worse.

  2. worst(Verb)

    To grow worse; to deteriorate.

  3. worst(Verb)

    To outdo or defeat, especially in battle.

  4. worst(Adverb)

    In the worst way: most badly, most ill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worst(adj)

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

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

  2. Worst(noun)

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

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

  3. Worst(adj)

    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. Worst(verb)

    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.]

British National Corpus

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    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

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  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. Eleni Linos:

    As technology becomes more sophisticated and people start to use their phones interactively for an increasing number of daily tasks, it would not be surprising if they also increasingly turned to electronic devices for help with personal, health and safety issues, the phone user needs to retain the power to choose what happens. Every domestic violence and sexual assault situation is different, and the phone won't know if the abuser suddenly re-enters the room, grabs the phone, or starts listening in. It's tempting to say that the phone should automatically dial 9-1-1, but that could lead to an increase in the number of accidental calls, limit emergency services' capacity to respond to actual urgent calls, and worst of all might tip off the perpetrator that his or her victim is trying to get help.

  2. Brian Kyle:

    The best-case scenario is our forecast is going to be a bust and we'll get much needed rainfall, the worst that could happen is that travel is impacted, intermittent power outages and any time you have substantial rain in a large metro area, the concrete ground doesn't absorb water and that results in flooding.

  3. Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas:

    We seem to be dealing with a worst-case scenario, someone driving around shooting.

  4. Donald Duncan:

    In 1997 we were the fastest growing manufacturing metro area in the country and four years later it collapsed, what you can see on the ground today is 3,000 job openings. China's emergence as the world's low-cost producer and export superpower following its World Trade Organization entry in 2001 dealt a heavy blow to traditional industrial communities such as Hickory. Economists David Autor, David Dorn and Gordon Hanson have tried to separate the impact of trade from other factors affecting U.S. manufacturing employment and they estimate that between 1990 and 2007 Hickory lost 16 percent of its manufacturing jobs just due to surging imports from China. DEEP SCARS. Buffeted by other headwinds, such as the 1994 North American Free Trade agreement and the lifting of textile quotas in 2004, the area lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs overall, half the total, between 2000 and 2009. Nationally, more than 5 million manufacturing jobs have disappeared since 2000, a period that also included the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The collapse left deep and still visible scars that help explain the appeal of Trump's pledge to bring back manufacturing's glory days. In Hickory, disability rolls soared more than 50 percent between 2000 and 2014, swollen by older workers who struggled to return to the workforce. At the same time, the share of the 25-34 year old in the population fell by almost a fifth between 2000 and 2010. Consequently, even as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak above 15 percent in 2010 to 4.6 percent today, below the national average, so did the labor force participation rate. It fell from above 68 percent in 2000 to below 59 percent in 2014. Poverty levels doubled. Yet the manufacturing upswing in areas that suffered the most during the downturn is evident. Rust belt states, such as Michigan, Indiana and Ohio that may prove pivotal in the Nov. 8 presidential election, have been adding manufacturing jobs faster than the economy as a whole. Michigan, for example, which lost nearly half of its manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2009, has since then seen a 25 percent rise, well above the 4 percent gain nationally. Manufacturing employment there is still well below the levels in the 1990s. Economists debate whether returning to that level is realistic given technological advances that have reduced manufacturing's share of the workforce from a high of above 30 percent in the 1950s to around 8 percent today. But they also feel that have already seen the bottom, particularly when it comes to China's impact.

  5. Paul Daley:

    We're expecting the worst and hoping for the best.

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