\ˈmaks \

Definition of max 

to the max

: to the greatest extent possible

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Other Words from max

max adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for max


maximum, most, outside


least, minimum

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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

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And in July, the South Korean legislation began limiting weekly work hours to just 52, down from a max of 68. Matthew Kitchen, WSJ, "How to Disconnect From ‘Always On’ Work Culture," 5 Oct. 2018 Mundelein has long argued that the current trucking terminal is not operating at max capacity. Rick Kambic,, "Mundelein loses appeal in truck stop lawsuit, will petition Illinois Supreme Court," 26 June 2018 While the city will fall short of a record low maximum for the day, Dulles seems likely to finish lower than the record low max of 68 at that location on this day in 1998. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "PM Update: Remaining cool tonight, and warming back up a bit Tuesday," 11 June 2018 Atlantic winds could reach 23 to 28 mph with a max of 34 mph. Howard Cohen And Martin Vassolo, miamiherald, "Tropical storm warnings issued for Florida's west coast, northern Gulf coast," 26 May 2018 Paul returned without drama, but his four-year, $160 million contract will carry him through his age-36 season and, in conjunction with Harden’s own max deal, will crimp the Rockets’ ability to add star power. Ben Golliver,, "2018 NBA Free Agency: The Early Winners And Losers," 5 July 2018 Cake Bake décor is luxury to the max, with sweets under glass domes, flowers everywhere and pastels evoking French opulence. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "18 new restaurants in Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield and Indianapolis' north side," 27 June 2018 Having a strong glute max, glute med and glute minimus, and strong muscles surrounding your glutes helps support your lower back, promotes good posture, stabilizes your legs, and maintains the integrity of movement in your hip joint, says Mansour. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "A Quick Equipment-Free Butt Workout From Celebrity Trainer Erin Oprea," 27 June 2018 His max vertical leap (42 inches) and standing vertical leap (34 ½) were the best at the combine. Keith Pompey,, "NBA draft prospect Miles Bridges sees Sixers as a good fit," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of max

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of max

: the largest amount possible

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