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Definition of max

to the max
: to the greatest extent possible

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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 It’s a max output 1,000-lumen tactical flashlight with multi-battery versatility and capable of mounting on the Streamlight 69100 rail mount and operating with remote switches (rail mount and switches not included). Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "8 Survival Lights You Can Depend on in an Emergency," 2 July 2020 AmEx will credit you up to ten times, for a max of $50. Whizy Kim,, "American Express Is Giving Us $50 To Spend On Small Businesses," 29 June 2020 The manufacturer is shooting for at least 12,000 pounds max towing with its new PowerBoost V6 hybrid powertrain. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Ford’s 2021 F-150 lineup includes a hybrid," 26 June 2020 After trading for Paul George in 2017, the Thunder convinced him to sign a max deal in 2018. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Arn Tellem knows firsthand why Detroit Pistons GM Troy Weaver is a ‘great fit’," 19 June 2020 The best outcome will be a max of, say, 15K fans at PBS for the scheduled season opener Sept. 13 against the LA Chargers. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: Take your bats and ball and go home MLB. You blew it.," 16 June 2020 The transmission responds quickly and smoothly, the steering feels suitably precise, and its driver has to do something especially stupid for its stability control to intervene (such as max it out around our 300-foot skidpad). John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Volkswagen Passat Still Trails the Family Sedan Pack," 15 June 2020 Our traders reviewed the over-the-max bet and offered to take it at the -150 odds. oregonlive, "Canzano: Oregon Lottery sports gambling app under fire amid shifting odds," 11 June 2020 The charges against Fernando Salinas, 40, range from first-degree reckless homicide of an unborn child to possession with intent to distribute THC, setting him up for a max of 132 years in prison if convicted on all counts. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Charges filed in crash that killed unborn child; police chase under review by MPD," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of max

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jul 2020

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“Max.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of max

chiefly US, informal : the largest amount possible

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