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Definition of max

to the max
: to the greatest extent possible

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max adjective

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Examples of max in a Sentence

The boat can hold a max of 20 people. at the max there will be 25 people at the party
Recent Examples on the Web Getting the max often has as much to do with leverage than any metric computation. Ira Winderman,, 5 May 2021 The program offers to pay half of the cost for this type of equipment, with $5,000 being the max. James T. Norman,, 26 Oct. 2020 For Adebayo, what could have been upward of $35 million in cap space for his team to utilize in free agency this summer will now limited to far less than what is required to add a max-tier free agent. Ira Winderman,, 21 May 2021 Of course, even if the Bulls want to pursue this, LaVine could turn that offer down and look to get the full max as an unrestricted free agent in 2022. Jason Patt, Forbes, 19 May 2021 If every applicant received the max, FEMA would have helped around 230 people. Jessica Williams | Staff Writer,, 3 Sep. 2020 No one wants a space that feels cluttered; aim to fill it perfectly - to the max. Marissa Hermanson Special To The Washington Post, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 Loud noises above 120 dB can cause immediate damage to hearing, the CDC says, while radios and TVs turned up to the max at 110 dB, along with loud nightclubs, bars and rock concerts, can cause hearing loss in just five minutes. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 3 May 2021 The web of government agencies and nonprofits designed to help, meanwhile, is stretched to the max. NBC News, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of max

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jun 2021

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“Max.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of max

chiefly US, informal : the largest amount possible



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