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Adjective
Excelling above all others
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“Being extremely intelligent, he was by far the best student in his class.”
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Offering or producing the greatest advantage
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“The best thing to do after a burglary is to inform the authorities.”
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Most or largest
“Cleaning up my messy apartment took up the best part of my weekend.”
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Outstanding in standard or quality
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Better than some other option
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Reliable and unfailing
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Being the authoritative or definitive source of, or reference for
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Having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth
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Thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom
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Significant in importance or esteem
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Adverb
Most appropriately or usefully
“Studying is best done when there are no distractions.”
Adverb
To the highest degree
“Going for long walks was the activity he liked best.”
Adverb
To the highest standard
“She purchased expensive clothes because she wanted to be the best-dressed woman in town.”
Noun
That which is the most excellent or outstanding
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“Her performance represented the best of classical music.”
Noun
The supreme effort one can make, or has made
“I may not have reached my goal, but I gave it my best and came close.”
Noun
The finest aspect of a person or thing
“He had a canny knack for bringing out the best in a person.”
Noun
Individuals representing the best of a class
“We only want the best representing our country.”
Noun
Best wishes given to someone
“I give my best to you and your family.”
Noun
One's smartest or most formal clothes
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“I have to be dressed in my best for my wedding.”
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The most active or successful period of a person's life or career
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The best performance, or most remarkable event, of its kind
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The best or most favorable thing, condition or amount
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The most extreme form of something or the final and most impactful development in a series of events — whether favorable or unfavorable
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Common tuning standard used for musical instruments for concert performances
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The central or greater part of something
Verb
To surpass in skill or achievement
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“Tom studied hard as he was determined to best his cousin in the upcoming exam.”
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To beat in a contest
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“Rocky Balboa would best Ivan Drago in the boxing ring and inspire the crowd with a rousing victory speech.”
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To beat in a competition of wits
Interjection
Used as a polite closing to a letter to family, relatives, close friends or romantic partners
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