max adjective
to the max
: to the greatest extent possible

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 Emerald Sakara With a max of just 100 passengers, Emerald Sakara feels at times like a private yacht, with no lines and no crowds, and outstanding service from a highly experienced crew. Paul Brady, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2024 And once fully charged, the vacuum can run for a max of 25 minutes. Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 16 Mar. 2024 At its max setting, the floodlight can illuminate an area over 45 feet. Camryn Rabideau, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2024 Along with a 9300-pound max capacity, the 2023 Ford Expedition offers Pro Trailer Backup Assist to help novices back up without using the steering wheel. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 28 July 2023 The Geekbench 5 numbers below provide a basic overview of what those differences get you in general productivity performance (with both machines set to Lenovo and Windows' max performance settings). Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 10 Apr. 2023 One arena where the I-6 holds a clear advantage: towing, with the six-cylinder good for a 5000-pound max rating compared to the PHEV's 3500 pounds. HIGHS: Quicker than the turbo six, useful EV range, quick recharging. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 1 Sep. 2023 Height and weight limits Every inversion table has different heigh and weight maxes and minimums, so make sure to read the product's description before purchasing one. Sara Gaynes Levy, Peoplemag, 22 Aug. 2023 Transportation officials will be able to lower the limit by a max of 10 mph, one of the recommendations NTSB investigators made following the crash. Zaeem Shaikh, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of max was in 1851

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“Max.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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