the best

Definition of the best

:the best person or thing
  • Out of all of my workers, he's the best.
  • I have one more gift for you, and I saved the best for last.
  • Our store sells nothing but the best.
  • They want the best for their children.
often used with of
  • Even in the best of times, we had trouble paying our bills.
  • We were the best of friends.
  • I have a wonderful family and a great job, so I feel that I have the best of both worlds.

Word by Word Definitions

best play
  1. : superlative of good

  2. : excelling all others

  3. : most productive of good : offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction

  1. : superlative of well

  2. : in the best (see 1best) way : to greatest advantage

  3. : most

  1. : the best (see 1best) state or part

  2. : one that is best

  3. : the greatest degree of good or excellence

  1. : to get the better of : outdo

  1. : had best (see 2best 1)


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