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best

 
pronunciation:
best
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (adjective, verb)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: superl. of good.
antonyms:
worst
definition 2: beyond all others in quality, rank, or the like.
the best hunterthe best wine
synonyms:
consummate, excellent, first, first-class, first-rate, foremost, super, superior, superlative, tiptop, top, topnotch
antonyms:
least, worst
similar words:
biggest, bully, capital, choice, finest, greatest, highest, largest, longest, outstanding, preponderant, prize, select
definition 3: most satisfactory; most desirable.
This is the best time to leave.
synonyms:
advantageous, propitious, right
antonyms:
worst
similar words:
appropriate, apt, auspicious, correct, favorable, fitting, golden, ideal, opportune, perfect, promising, proper, suitable
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: superl. of well.
antonyms:
worst
definition 2: in the most advantageous way.
He wondered how best to approach her.
synonyms:
advantageously
antonyms:
worst
similar words:
appropriately, properly
definition 3: with the highest excellence or to the most satisfactory degree.
Of the three, she dances best.
antonyms:
worst
similar words:
foremost, greatly, highly, successfully
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thing or person of the highest excellence.
We saved the best for last.
synonyms:
cream, elite, fat, pick, prime, tiptop, top
antonyms:
worst
similar words:
crown, first, lead, peak, summit, superlative, zenith
definition 2: one's finest clothing, usu. worn on special occasions.
Dress in your best for this party.
synonyms:
bib and tucker, Sunday best
similar words:
finery, full dress, regalia
definition 3: one's finest performance, most agreeable mood, or the like.
She was at her best today.
synonyms:
peak
antonyms:
worst
similar words:
climax, height, most, summit, zenith
definition 4: one's warmest wishes or regards.
Give my best to your mother.
synonyms:
regards
similar words:
compliments, greetings, hello, wishes
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bested, besting, bests
definition: to get the better of; defeat.
He always bested his father at tennis.
synonyms:
better, defeat, exceed, excel, outdo, outshine, outstrip, surpass, transcend, worst
similar words:
beat, conquer, down, master, overcome, top
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