adjective, superl. of good with better as compar.
adverb, superl. of well with better as compar.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for best
- to gain the advantage over.
- to defeat; subdue: His arthritis gets the best of him from time to time.
Words nearby best
British Dictionary definitions for all for the best (1 of 2)
- to do one's utmost to make progress
- to hurry
- in the most favourable interpretation
- under the most favourable conditions
- for an ultimately good outcome
- with good intentionshe meant it for the best
Word Origin for best
British Dictionary definitions for all for the best (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for all for the best
Scientific definitions for all for the best
Idioms and Phrases with all for the best (1 of 2)
Also, for the best. Best in the long run, despite appearances to the contrary. It is often a response to an unhappy outcome, as in They had to sell their business, but since they weren't making money it's probably for the best, or The dress had been sold when she went back, but since it was a little too tight it's all for the best. [Late 1300s]
Idioms and Phrases with all for the best (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with best
- best bib and tucker
- best of both worlds, the
- best part of something
- best shot
- all for the best
- all the best
- as best one can
- at best
- at one's best
- come off (second-best)
- do one's best
- get the better (best) of
- give it one's best shot
- had better (best)
- make the best of it
- on one's best behavior
- put one's best foot forward
- second best
- Sunday best
- in one's (best) interest
- to the best of one's ability
- with the best of them
- with the best will in the world
Also see underbetter.