man's best friend

Definition of man's best friend

  1. —used to refer to a dog or to dogs as a group

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an individual human

    :  an adult male human

    :  husband

  1. :  to supply with people (as for service)

    :  to station members of a ship's crew at

    :  to serve in the force or complement of

  1. : manual

bestplay
  1. : superlative ofgood

    :  excelling all others

    :  most productive of good :  offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction

  1. : superlative ofwell

    :  in the best (see 1best) way :  to greatest advantage

    :  most

  1. :  the best (see 1best) state or part

    :  one that is best

    :  the greatest degree of good or excellence

  1. :  to get the better of :  outdo

  1. :  had best (see 2best 1)

friendplay
  1. :  one attached to another by affection or esteem

    :  acquaintance

    :  one that is not hostile

  1. :  to act as the friend of :  befriend

    :  to include (someone) in a list of designated friends on a person's social networking site


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