adjective, superlative of good, with better as comparative.
adverb, superlative of well, with better as comparative.
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
Definition for best (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for best
Daryl Groom, a former winemaker with Penfolds in Australia and Geyser Peak in California, is perhaps Naked Wines’s best-known winemaker, marketing his DRG line of wines through the platform.Online wine sales continue to grow, but can they — or should they — replace local shops?|Dave McIntyre|February 26, 2021|Washington Post
It’s large and fairly heavy, though, so it works best for those with medium- or large-sized desks rather and a dedicated workspace, rather than hot desks or cafe tables.
Researchers have found that open and honest communication works best.Digital self-harm: What to do when kids cyberbully themselves|Juli Fraga|February 26, 2021|Washington Post
Online consumer intelligence and social media listening platform Brandwatch has been acquired by Cision, best known for its media monitoring and media contact database services, for $450 million, in a combined cash and shares deal.Brandwatch is acquired by Cision for $450M, creating a PR, marketing and social listening giant|Mike Butcher|February 26, 2021|TechCrunch
So it might be worth picking a desk with multiple features just to see what works best for you.Best home office desk: Standing desks, office tables, and more|PopSci Commerce Team|February 25, 2021|Popular Science
The best comparison here for an American audience is, well, Internet stuff.
Strangio is at his best when exposing what appears to be a flourishing civil society in Cambodia.
Her style, much like her diminutive nickname, is best described as “Hamptons twee”—preppy and peppy.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps on his own nowadays, Epstein is trying his best to webmaster over a dozen URLs.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Scalise spoke briefly, adding little of substance, saying that the people back home know him best.
We resolved to do our best to merit the good opinion which we thus supposed them to entertain of us.
He is perplexed and hindered by the lack of soldiers, but is doing his best with his small forces.
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Her best-known works are portrait busts, which are numerous.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
But the Mexicans were not the people to give up their best province so easily.
British Dictionary definitions for 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 best (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for best
Scientific definitions for best
Idioms and Phrases with best
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.