best

/bɛst / (say best)

adjective (superlative of good)
1. of the highest quality, excellence, or standing: the best judgement.
2. most advantageous, suitable, or desirable: the best way.
3. largest; most: I haven't seen her for the best part of an hour.
4. favourite: best friend.
adverb (superlative of well)
5. most excellently or suitably; with most advantage or success.
6. in or to the highest degree; most fully.
noun
7. the best thing, state, or part.
8. one's finest clothing.
9. utmost or best quality.
verb (t)
10. to defeat; beat.
11. to outdo; surpass.
phrase
12. all the best, (an expression of good will, used as a farewell or a toast.)
13. at best,
a. in the best circumstances: *A live radio programme – as distinct from the radio news, which at best is second-hand – has the virtue of being a direct, person-to-person message. –geoffrey blainey, 1984.
b. in the most favourable view: *Surveys about sex and marihuana have produced conflicting results, and the available evidence is at best inconclusive. –frank crowley and lorna cartwright, 1977.
14. at one's best, appearing or performing as well as possible.
15. be the best,
a. to be the most superior of its kind.
b. Colloquial (of a person) to have outstanding personal qualities.
16. for the best,
a. having an unexpectedly good result: it all turned out for the best.
b. with good intentions or motives: I'm sure she meant it for the best.
17. get (or have) the best of, to defeat.
18. get the best out of, to so manage or operate as to coax the best performance from: to get the best out of a car; to get the best out of a player.
19. give someone (or something) best, to admit defeat to someone or something: *So after that I'll give it best; No more with Fate I'll battle. –a.b. (banjo) paterson, 1895.
20. had best, would be wiser, safer, etc., to: *He decided he had best get some sleep. –thomas keneally, 1972.
21. have the best of both worlds, to combine or enjoy the benefits of two different situations.
22. make the best of, to manage as well as one can with (unfavourable or adverse circumstances).
23. the best thing since sliced bread, Colloquial something worthy of great admiration.
{Middle English beste, Old English betst}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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