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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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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 Buchmeyer gave him the max: Two life terms without a chance of parole. John Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Corrupt Texas sheriff soon to be released from prison," 6 Apr. 2018 After some discussion, Aoki opts to make the day’s workout—a max-effort circuit of kettlebell swings, a shuttle run, and an all-out sprint on the assault bike—into a team Crossfit competition. Jay Willis, GQ, "I Worked Out with Steve Aoki and He Busted My Ass," 10 Apr. 2018 Turning up their cuteness levels to the max, Dove is seen pouting her lips at a smiling Thomas. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Dove Cameron Shares FaceTime Screenshots With Thomas Doherty," 28 Oct. 2018 If her performance on Wednesday's episode didn't wow you to the max already, these facts about the talented performer most certainly will: Darci Lynne Farmer was painfully shy at first. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'America's Got Talent' Winner Darci Lynne Farmer Almost Didn't Become a Ventriloquist," 15 Aug. 2018 Depending on certain factors, like your skin type (oily skin won't hold the pigment as well), age, and skin care routine, microfeathering will usually last eight to 12 months, max. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "Microblading, Microshading, and Microfeathering: What's the Difference?," 23 Dec. 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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