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Meaning & Definition of Best in English

English

Best

/bɛst/

noun

1. The supreme effort one can make

  • "They did their best"
    synonym:
  • best

2. The person who is most outstanding or excellent

  • Someone who tops all others
  • "He could beat the best of them"
    synonym:
  • best
  • ,
  • topper

3. Canadian physiologist (born in the united states) who assisted f. g. banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)

    synonym:
  • Best
  • ,
  • C. H. Best
  • ,
  • Charles Herbert Best

verb

1. Get the better of

  • "The goal was to best the competition"
    synonym:
  • outdo
  • ,
  • outflank
  • ,
  • trump
  • ,
  • best
  • ,
  • scoop

adjective

1. (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities

  • "The best film of the year"
  • "The best solution"
  • "The best time for planting"
  • "Wore his best suit"
    synonym:
  • best

2. (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable

  • "It would be better to speak to him"
  • "The white house thought it best not to respond"
    synonym:
  • better(p)
  • ,
  • best(p)

adverb

1. In a most excellent way or manner

  • "He played best after a couple of martinis"
    synonym:
  • best

2. It would be sensible

  • "You'd best stay at home"
    synonym:
  • best

3. From a position of superiority or authority

  • "Father knows best"
  • "I know better."
    synonym:
  • better
  • ,
  • best

Examples of using

You guys are the best.
Peter is my best friend.
Shut up! We'll miss the best part.