Definitions for (noun) best

Main entry: best

Definition: the supreme effort one can make

Usage: they did their best


Main entry: best, topper

Definition: the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others

Usage: he could beat the best of them


Main entry: Charles Herbert Best, C. H. Best, Best

Definition: Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)

Definitions for (verb) best

Main entry: scoop, trump, outdo, outflank, best

Definition: get the better of

Usage: the goal was to best the competition

Definitions for (adjective) best

Main entry: best, better

Definition: (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable

Usage: it would be better to speak to him; the White House thought it best not to respond


Main entry: best

Definition: (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities

Usage: the best film of the year; the best solution; the best time for planting; wore his best suit

Definitions for (adverb) best

Main entry: best

Definition: it would be sensible

Usage: you'd best stay at home


Main entry: best

Definition: in a most excellent way or manner

Usage: he played best after a couple of martinis


Main entry: best, better

Definition: from a position of superiority or authority

Usage: father knows best; I know better.