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  Definition of best
  1. the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"
  2. the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; "he could beat the best of them"
  3. Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
  4. get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
  5. (superlative of `good'') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit"
  6. it would be sensible; "you''d best stay at home"
  7. in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a couple of martinis"
  8. from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better."
Similar Words: topper, Best, C. H. Best, Charles Herbert Best, outdo, outflank, trump, scoop, better

 

See Also: good, incomparable, uncomparable, superior, top(a)

 

Hyponyms: outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart

 

Derivational Morphology: lead, top, exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past

 

Language Translations:
Albanian:   Catalan: el millor  
Chinese: 最好   Croatian: najbolji  
Danish: best   Dutch: best  
Finnish: paras   Hungarian: legjobb  
Icelandic: bestur   Irish: fearr  
Latin: optimus   Norwegian: best  
Polish: najlepszy   Portuguese: o melhor  
Russian: лучший   Spanish: el mejor  
Swedish: bäst  
 
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