Nearby words

  1. mawlamyine,
  2. mawlid,
  3. mawson,
  4. mawson, sir douglas,
  5. mawworm,
  6. max müller,
  7. max out,
  8. max.,
  9. maxi,
  10. maxi-


    to the max, to the greatest or furthest degree; totally: That book is disgusting to the max.

Origin of max

by shortening




a male given name, form of Maximilian. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for maxes


noun informal

the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing
to the max to the ultimate extent
See also max out

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Word Origin and History for maxes



"to reach the maximum level," by 1986, colloquial, from maximize or related words. Related: Maxed; maxing.

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