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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
best (adjective)
1.
excelling all others - the best student
2.
most productive of good offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction - what is the best thing to do
3.
- most largest it rained for the best part of their vacation
best (adverb)
1.
in the best way to greatest advantage - some things are best left unsaid
2.
- most those best able will provide needed support
best (noun)
1.
the best state or part
2.
one that is best - the best falls short
3.
the greatest degree of good or excellence
4.
a) one's maximum effort - do your best
b) a best performance or achievement - ran a new personal best
5.
best clothes - Sunday best
best (verb)
transitive verb
to get the better of - outdo
best (verbal auxiliary)
had best - you best listen
Best (biographical name)
Charles Herbert 1899–1978 Canad. (Am.-born) physiol.
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
best (noun)
1.
dressy clothing
SYNONIMS:
array, best, bravery, caparison, feather, frippery, full dress, gaiety ( gayety), glad rags, regalia
RELATED WORDS:
apparel, attire, costume, duds, habiliment(s), rags, raiment, rig, rigging, threads, toggery, togs, vestiary, vesture, wear
NEAR ANTONYMS:
tatters; disarray, dishabille
best (noun)
2.
individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class
SYNONIMS:
A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, crème de la crème, elect, fat, flower, illuminati, pick, pink, pride, priesthood, prime, royalty, upper crust
RELATED WORDS:
establishment, gentry, nobility, quality, society, top, top drawer, upper class; caviar ( caviare); who's who
NEAR ANTONYMS:
commoners, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, rank and file, unwashed
best (verb)
to achieve a victory over
SYNONIMS:
best, conquer, defeat, dispatch, do down, get, get around, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), skunk, stop, subdue, surmount, take, trim, triumph (over), upend, win (against), worst
RELATED WORDS:
sweep; edge (out), nose out, pip []; annihilate, blow away, blow out, bomb, break, bury, clobber, cream, crush, drub, finish, flatten, overwhelm, rout, shellac, skin, slaughter, smoke [], snow under, thrash, trounce, upset, wallop, wax [], whip; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, subjugate, unseat, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fall, give up, go down, go under; collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, wash out
lose (to)
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