the best/better/greater part of

idiom

Definition of the best/better/greater part of

: more than half of (something) : most of (something) It took us the better part of a week to finish the job. We've been waiting for the best part of an hour. They live here for the greater part of the year.

Learn More About the best/better/greater part of

Dictionary Entries Near the best/better/greater part of

the best

the best/better/greater part of

the best/greatest thing since sliced bread

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for the best/better/greater part of

Cite this Entry

“The best/better/greater part of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20best%2Fbetter%2Fgreater%20part%20of. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!