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Definitions of best:
  • noun:   the supreme effort one can make
    Example: "They did their best"
  • noun:   the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    Example: "He could beat the best of them"
  • noun:   Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
  • verb:   get the better of
    Example: "The goal was to best the competition"
  • adjective:   (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities
    Example: "The best film of the year"
  • adverb:   it would be sensible
    Example: "You'd best stay at home"
  • adverb:   in a most excellent way or manner
    Example: "He played best after a couple of martinis"
  • adverb:   from a position of superiority or authority
    Example: "Father knows best"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 6250 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #737)

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