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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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From disco ball shine to gravity-defying hair, these five catwalkers shed all vestiges of restraint and took their beauty to the max. Vogue, "Camp Beauty: Dara, Paloma Elsesser, and More Go Maximalist for the Annual Pre-Met Party," 6 May 2019 In short order, Discovery finds another signal, only this one is very far away, some 150 years traveling at Discovery's max warp capability. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "'Star Trek: Discovery' Gets Back to Basics," 25 Jan. 2019 In just four days, designers are expected to create million-dollar looks without the million-dollar budget, where their decorating skills will be pushed to the max. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A First Look at Best Room Wins, Bravo’s New Interior Design Competition Series," 14 Mar. 2019 After gently massaging my lips for about 10 seconds max, my lips were completely bare and felt hydrated from the oil. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Glossier's New $12 Milky Oil Will Change the Way You Take off Your Makeup," 19 Feb. 2019 Use the guideline of 400 milligrams of caffeine per day as your max, which is the equivalent of Venti at Starbucks, and time this accordingly. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "How to Start Losing Weight With 6 Steps That Actually Work, According to a Nutritionist," 5 Dec. 2018 Ahmad Ajaj was being held at a super-max prison in Colorado when the lawsuit began in 2015. Kathleen Foody, The Seattle Times, "1993 World Trade Center bomber sues over prison faith rights," 28 Aug. 2018 San Antonio can offer Leonard a super-max level contract extension worth $219 million, but the team's relationship with him has become strained, as General Manager R.C. Buford acknowledged to the Associated Press, and Leonard has requested a trade. The Heat Index, azcentral, "NBA free agency rumor mill: Paul George opts out; Spurs in talks to trade Kawhi Leonard," 28 June 2018 These are devices with production runs of a few hundred units, max, meticulously designed and hand-assembled by a single Belarusian engineer in Poland. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "Thrustmaster TPR: The best flight sim pedals you can buy in a store like a normal person," 23 Sep. 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

chiefly US, informal : the largest amount possible

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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