man's best friend

Definition of man's best friend

used to refer to a dog or to dogs as a group

Word by Word Definitions

man play
  1. : an individual human

  2. : a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : husband

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

  2. : to station members of a ship's crew at

  3. : to serve in the force or complement of

best play
  1. : superlative of good

  2. : excelling all others

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

  1. : superlative of well

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

  3. : most

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

  2. : one that is best

  3. : the greatest degree of good or excellence

  1. : to get the better of : outdo

  1. : had best (see 2best 1)

friend play
  1. : one attached to another by affection or esteem

  2. : acquaintance

  3. : one that is not hostile

  1. : to act as the friend of : befriend

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


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