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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 Outlook: Griffin has two more years remaining on his max deal, including a $39 million player option for the 2021-22 season. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons' 2020-21 roster outlook: Who's staying and who's gone," 5 Apr. 2020 Earlier this week a police officer tweeted about busting up a bender in Regina, where the max gathering number is fewer than five people (Ontario has the same rule). Courtney Shea,, "So, Can I Get Arrested For Going Outside Now?," 31 Mar. 2020 For max comfort, look for deep cushions that provide plenty of space to cuddle up, and aim for at least 24 inches in depth. Alexa Tucker, House Beautiful, "How to Choose a Sectional You'll Love for a Long Time," 12 Mar. 2020 Hazelton had a $550,000 salary in his lone season with the Wildcats, along with a max bonus opportunity of $196,000, according to the 2019 USA Today assistant coach salary database. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football hires Scottie Hazelton as defensive coordinator to complete staff," 28 Feb. 2020 The max landing weight exists mostly because of structural concerns, such as how strong the landing gear is and the forces on the wings as the plane touches down, Crossley explains. Rob Verger, Popular Science, "Planes dump fuel into the sky more than you’d expect. Here’s why they do it.," 24 Jan. 2020 On the verge of a max deal worth more than $170 million, Cousins endured the career-threatening injury. Rusty Simmons,, "DeMarcus Cousins says he had no business playing for Warriors in NBA Finals," 20 Feb. 2020 Harris, 27, is playing for a contender, but just signed a max deal with the 76ers – five years, $180 million for a player who hasn't come close to making an all-league team. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons must ponder: Is this Blake Griffin's new normal?," 24 Dec. 2019 Marion was so stubborn about wanting a max contract back in 2007 that his insistence helped blow up a three-team deal that could have sent Kevin Garnett from Minnesota to Phoenix. Duane Rankin, azcentral, "Kevin Garnett explains near stop with Phoenix Suns," 21 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of max

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Apr 2020

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“Max.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of max

chiefly US, informal : the largest amount possible

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