English adjective: best
|1.||best (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities|
|Samples||The best film of the year.|
The best solution.
The best time for planting.
Wore his best suit.
|Similar||champion, first, foremost, go-to-meeting, high-grade, optimal, optimum, primo, prizewinning, record-breaking, second-best, Sunday-go-to-meeting, superfine, top-grade, top-quality, unexceeded, unexcelled, unsurpassable, unsurpassed, world-class|
|See also||good, incomparable, superior, top, uncomparable|
|2.||best (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable|
|Samples||It would be better to speak to him.|
The White House thought it best not to respond.
|Domain usage||comparative, comparative degree|
English noun: best
|1.||best (act) the supreme effort one can make|
|Samples||They did their best.|
|Broader (hypernym)||attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try|
|2.||best (person) the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others|
|Samples||He could beat the best of them.|
|Broader (hypernym)||individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul|
|3.||Best (person) Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)|
|Synonyms||C. H. Best, Charles Herbert Best|
English adverb: best
|1.||best in a most excellent way or manner|
|Samples||He played best after a couple of martinis.|
|2.||best it would be sensible|
|Samples||You'd best stay at home.|
|3.||best from a position of superiority or authority|
|Samples||Father knows best.|
I know better..
English verb: best
|1.||best (competition) get the better of|
|Samples||The goal was to best the competition.|
|Examples||The fighter managed to best his opponent|
|Synonyms||outdo, outflank, scoop, trump|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish|
|Narrower (hyponym)||outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart|