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best at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E., reduced by assimilation of -t- from earlier O.E. betst, originally superlative of bot "remedy, reparation," the root word now only surviving in to boot, though its comparative, better, and superlative, best, transferred to good (and in some cases well). From P.Gmc. root *bat-, with comp. *batizon and superl. *batistaz. The verb "to get the better of" is from 1863. Best-seller is from 1889; best friend was in Chaucer (c.1374). Best girl is first attested 1887 in a Texas context; best man is 1814, originally Scottish, replacing groomsman. ///

best at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [superlative of good] [Language: Old English; Origin: betst]//
1 better than anything else or anyone else in quality, skill, how effective it is etc: --He won the best actor award.// --What's the best way to cook this fish?// --The best thing to do is to stop worrying.// it's best to do sth// --It's best to go later in the season.// easily the best/by far the best (=much better than anything else) // --John's idea is by far the best option.// --Our pilots are given the best possible training.// --We use only the very best ingredients.//
2 best friend: the friend that you know and like better than anyone else// --She was my best friend in college.//
3 best dress/shoes/clothes etc: clothing that you keep for special occasions// --I put on my best suit especially.//
4 the next best thing: something that is not exactly what you want but is as similar to it as possible// --If sterile equipment isn't available, the next best thing is to clean equipment with disinfectant.//
5 best of all: used to introduce the fact about a situation that is even better than the other good things// --It's clean and well-located, but best of all, it's affordable.//
6 best before: BrE written on food packets with the date which the food should be eaten before// --Best before 13 July.// --a best-before date// be on your best behaviour at behaviour(2), your best bet at bet2 (2), the best/better part of at part1 (6)//
best 2 adv [superlative of well]
1 in a way that is better than any other: --It works best if you let it warm up first.// --This can best be described as a series of steps.// --the best-dressed man in Paris//
2 to the greatest degree: most// --You know him best - you should ask him.// --The part I like best is the meal afterwards.// --He's perhaps best known for his role in 'Midnight Cowboy.'//
3 as best you can: spoken as well as you can, even if this is not very good// --I'll try and fix it as best I can.//
4 had best: spoken ought to// --We'd best be getting back.// had better at better2 (3)//
best 3 n
1 the best: a) the most helpful, most successful etc situation or results that you can achieve// --We all want the best for our children.// --It's the best we can do in the circumstances.// b) the person or thing that is better than any other// --She's the best of the new young writers.//
2 do your best: to try as hard as you can to do something// --As long as you do your best, we'll be happy.// do your best to do sth// --She did her best to make him comfortable.//
3 at best: used to emphasize that something is not very good, pleasant, honest etc even if you consider it in the best possible way// --The campaign was at best only partially successful.// --The technique is at best ineffective and at worst dangerous.//
4 to the best of your ability/knowledge/belief etc: used to say that something is as much as you know, believe, or are able to do// --I'm sure he'll do the work to the best of his ability.//
5 not the best of sth: used to say that something is not very good or could be better// --He hasn't been in the best of health lately.// --They didn't part on the best of terms .//
6 with the best of intentions/for the best of reasons: used to mean that someone does something with good intentions or for good reasons, even if the result is not always good// --I'm sure he went there with the best of intentions.//
7 the best of both worlds: a situation in which you have the advantages of two different things without any of the disadvantages// --They live in a village but it's only an hour from London so they have the best of both worlds.//
8 at your best: performing as well or effectively as you are able to// --At her best, she's a really stylish player.// --He was never at his best early in the morning.//
9 make the best of sth: to accept a situation which is not very good, and do whatever you can to make it better// --We are stuck here so we might as well make the best of it.// make the best of a bad job/situation etc BrE //
10 all the best: used to express good wishes to someone for the future// --We'd just like to wish him all the best in his new job.// all the best for// --All the best for the New Year!//
11 at the best of times: if something is not very good, pleasant etc at the best of times, it is usually even worse than this// --It's crowded at the best of times but today it was unbearable.//
12 the best of a bad lot/bunch: BrE the least bad person or thing in a group of not very good people or things//
13 be for the best: especially spoken used to say that a particular event may seem bad now, but might have a good result later// --I still don't want him to go but maybe it's for the best.//
14 your Sunday best: old-fashioned your best clothes, which you only wear on special occasions//
best 4 v [T] old-fashioned to defeat someone//

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best at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

168 Moby Thesaurus words for "best":
aristocracy, barons, bear the palm, beat, beat all hollow,
beat hollow, better, bottom, cap, champion, choice, chosen,
clobber, conquer, cream, crush, cut, defeat, destroy, do in, drub,
elect, elite, establishment, exceed, excel, excellent, exemplar,
fat, finery, finest, first, first-class, first-rate, fix, flower,
for the best, foremost, gem, giveaway, go one better, greater,
greatest, half-price, handpicked, hide, highest, hors de combat,
improve on, kindest, lambaste, largest, lather, lick,
lords of creation, lowest, marked down, master, matchless, maximal,
maximum, model, most, nobility, nonesuch, nonpareil, optimal,
optimum, outclass, outdo, outfight, outgeneral, outmaneuver,
outpoint, outrun, outsail, outshine, outstrip, outweigh, outwit,
overbalance, overbear, overcome, overlapping, overpass, overpower,
overtop, overwhelm, paragon, paramount, pattern, peerless, perfect,
pick, picked, power elite, power structure, predominate,
preponderate, prevail, prevail over, pride, prime, primrose, prize,
put, queen, quintessence, quintessential, reduced, richest,
rise above, rock-bottom, rout, ruin, ruling circles, ruling class,
sacrificial, select, settle, skin, skin alive, slashed, subdue,
superb, superior, superlative, supreme, surmount, surpass,
surpassing, take the cake, the best, the best ever,
the best people, the brass, the tops, the very best, thrash,
tip-top, top, top people, top-notch, topmost, tower above,
tower over, transcend, trim, triumph, triumph over, trounce, trump,
undo, unexcelled, unmatchable, unmatched, unparalleled,
unsurpassed, upper class, upper crust, uppermost, utmost, vanquish,
very best, wealthiest, whip, win, worst

best at Dutch => English Of Explained:

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best at Swedish => English Of Explained:

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Best at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Best \Best\ (b[e^]st), a.; superl. of Good. [AS. besta, best,
contr. from betest, betst, betsta; akin to Goth. batists,
OHG. pezzisto, G. best, beste, D. best, Icel. beztr, Dan.
best, Sw. b["a]st. This word has no connection in origin with
good. See {Better}.]
1. Having good qualities in the highest degree; most good,
kind, desirable, suitable, etc.; most excellent; as, the
best man; the best road; the best cloth; the best
abilities.

When he is best, he is a little worse than a man.
--Shak.

Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight.
--Milton.

2. Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best
scholar; the best view of a subject.

3. Most; largest; as, the best part of a week.

{Best man}, the only or principal groomsman at a wedding
ceremony.

Best \Best\, n.
Utmost; highest endeavor or state; most nearly perfect thing,
or being, or action; as, to do one's best; to the best of our
ability.

{At best}, in the utmost degree or extent applicable to the
case; under the most favorable circumstances; as, life is
at best very short.

{For best}, finally. [Obs.] ``Those constitutions . . . are
now established for best, and not to be mended.''
--Milton.

{To get the best of}, to gain an advantage over, whether
fairly or unfairly.

{To make the best of}.
(a) To improve to the utmost; to use or dispose of to the
greatest advantage. ``Let there be freedom to carry their
commodities where they can make the best of them.''
--Bacon.
(b) To reduce to the least possible inconvenience; as, to
make the best of ill fortune or a bad bargain.

Best \Best\, adv.; superl. of {Well}.
1. In the highest degree; beyond all others. ``Thou serpent!
That name best befits thee.'' --Milton.

He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both
great and small. --Coleridge.

2. To the most advantage; with the most success, case,
profit, benefit, or propriety.

Had we best retire? I see a storm. --Milton.

Had I not best go to her? --Thackeray.

3. Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is
expedient is best known to himself.

Best \Best\, v. t.
To get the better of. [Colloq.]

Good \Good\, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words,
though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are
from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS.
g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god,
Goth. g[=o]ds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and
akin to E. gather. [root]29 Cf. {Gather}.]
1. Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end
designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness;
serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable;
commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive,
or troublesome, etc.

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold,
it was very good. --Gen. i. 31.

Good company, good wine, good welcome. --Shak.

2. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious;
religious; -- said of persons or actions.

In all things showing thyself a pattern of good
works. --Tit. ii. 7.

3. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite;
propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by
to or toward, also formerly by unto.

The men were very good unto us. --1 Sam. xxv.
15.

4. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be
relied upon; -- followed especially by for.

All quality that is good for anything is founded
originally in merit. --Collier.

5. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed
especially by at.

He . . . is a good workman; a very good tailor.
--Shak.

Those are generally good at flattering who are good
for nothing else. --South.

6. Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious;
valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the
discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary
ability; of unimpaired credit.

My reasons are both good and weighty. --Shak.

My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . that
he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.
--Shak.

7. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest;
in good sooth.

Love no man in good earnest. --Shak.

8. Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable;
esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good
degree, a good share or part, etc.

9. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.

Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and
running over. --Luke vi. 38.

10. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied;
as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good
repute, etc.

A good name is better than precious ointment.
--Eccl. vii.
1.

{As good as}. See under {As}.

{For good}, or {For good and all}, completely and finally;
fully; truly.

The good woman never died after this, till she came
to die for good and all. --L'Estrange.

{Good breeding}, polite or polished manners, formed by
education; a polite education.

Distinguished by good humor and good breeding.
--Macaulay.

{Good cheap}, literally, good bargain; reasonably cheap.

{Good consideration} (Law).
(a) A consideration of blood or of natural love and
affection. --Blackstone.
(b) A valuable consideration, or one which will sustain a
contract.

{Good fellow}, a person of companionable qualities.
[Familiar]

{Good folk}, {or Good people}, fairies; brownies; pixies,
etc. [Colloq. Eng. & Scot.]

{Good for nothing}.
(a) Of no value; useless; worthless.
(b) Used substantively, an idle, worthless person.

My father always said I was born to be a good
for nothing. --Ld. Lytton.

{Good Friday}, the Friday of Holy Week, kept in some churches
as a fast, in memoory of our Savior's passion or
suffering; the anniversary of the crucifixion.

{Good humor}, or {Good-humor}, a cheerful or pleasant temper
or state of mind.

{Good nature}, or {Good-nature}, habitual kindness or
mildness of temper or disposition; amiability; state of
being in good humor.

The good nature and generosity which belonged to his
character. --Macaulay.

The young count's good nature and easy
persuadability were among his best characteristics.
--Hawthorne.

{Good people}. See {Good folk} (above).

{Good speed}, good luck; good success; godspeed; -- an old
form of wishing success. See {Speed}.

{Good turn}, an act of kidness; a favor.

{Good will}.
(a) Benevolence; well wishing; kindly feeling.
(b) (Law) The custom of any trade or business; the
tendency or inclination of persons, old customers and
others, to resort to an established place of
business; the advantage accruing from tendency or
inclination.

The good will of a trade is nothing more than
the probability that the old customers will
resort to the old place. --Lord Eldon.

{In good time}.
(a) Promptly; punctually; opportunely; not too soon nor
too late.
(b) (Mus.) Correctly; in proper time.

{To hold good}, to remain true or valid; to be operative; to
remain in force or effect; as, his promise holds good; the
condition still holds good.

{To make good}, to fulfill; to establish; to maintain; to
supply (a defect or deficiency); to indemmify; to prove or
verify (an accusation); to prove to be blameless; to
clear; to vindicate.

Each word made good and true. --Shak.

Of no power to make his wishes good. --Shak.

I . . . would by combat make her good. --Shak.

Convenient numbers to make good the city. --Shak.

{To think good}, to approve; to be pleased or satisfied with;
to consider expedient or proper.

If ye think good, give me my price; and if not,
forbear. --Zech. xi.
12.

Note: Good, in the sense of wishing well, is much used in
greeting and leave-taking; as, good day, good night,
good evening, good morning, etc.

best at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

well
adj 1: in good health especially after having suffered illness or
injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is
nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at
least I feel well" [ant: {ill}]
2: resulting favorably; "its a good thing that I wasn't there";
"it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw
you"; "all's well that ends well" [syn: {good}, {well(p)}]
3: wise or advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be well
to start early" [syn: {well(p)}]
[also: {better}, {best}]

well
n 1: a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil
or gas or brine
2: a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
3: an abundant source; "she was a well of information" [syn: {wellspring},
{fountainhead}]
4: an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a
stairway)
5: an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding
something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for
protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps
[also: {better}, {best}]

well
adv 1: (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or
satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a
nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the
children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party
went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis";
"a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty
good" [syn: {good}] [ant: {ill}]
2: thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining
form; "The problem is well understood"; "she was well
informed"; "shake well before using"; "in order to avoid
food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked";
"well-done beef", "well-satisfied customers";
"well-educated"
3: indicating high probability; in all likelihood; "I might
well do it"; "a mistake that could easily have ended in
disaster"; "you may well need your umbrella"; "he could
equally well be trying to deceive us" [syn: {easily}]
4: (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully;
"a book well worth reading"; "was well aware of the
difficulties ahead"; "suspected only too well what might
be going on"
5: to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree; "the project
was well underway"; "the fetus has well developed organs";
"his father was well pleased with his grades"
6: favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of
them"; "he thought well of the book" [ant: {ill}]
7: to a great extent or degree; "I'm afraid the film was well
over budget"; "painting the room white made it seem
considerably (or substantially) larger"; "the house has
fallen considerably in value"; "the price went up
substantially" [syn: {considerably}, {substantially}]
8: with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them
well" [syn: {intimately}]
9: with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say
nothing more"; "could not well refuse"
10: with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he
writes well" [ant: {badly}]
11: in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married
well"; "The children were settled advantageously in
Seattle" [syn: {advantageously}] [ant: {badly}, {badly}]
12: in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able
to live comfortably since her husband died" [syn: {comfortably}]
13: without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor;
"took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well" [ant: {badly}]
[also: {better}, {best}]

well
v : come up; "Tears well in her eyes" [syn: {swell}]
[also: {better}, {best}]

best
See {well}

best
n 1: the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best" [ant:
{worst}]
2: the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who
tops all others; "he could beat the best of them" [syn: {topper}]
3: Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who
assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the
discovery of insulin (1899-1978) [syn: {C. H. Best}, {Charles
Herbert Best}]

best
adj 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" [ant: {worst}]
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" [syn: {better(p)}, {best(p)}]

best
v : get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
[syn: {outdo}, {outflank}, {trump}, {scoop}]

best
adv 1: in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a
couple of martinis"
2: it would be sensible; "you'd best stay at home"
3: from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows
best"; "I know better." [syn: {better}]

best
See {good}

good
adj 1: having desirable or positive qualities especially those
suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the
hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good
she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for
cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table";
"a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior
paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the
office" [ant: {bad}]
2: having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure";
"gives good measure"; "a good mile from here" [syn: {full}]
3: morally admirable [ant: {evil}]
4: deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies
give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name" [syn: {estimable},
{honorable}, {respectable}]
5: promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation
agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial
effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good
for her" [syn: {beneficial}]
6: superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine
student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good
weather for the parade" [syn: {fine}]
7: agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good
manners"
8: of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just
cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the
nation is secure only while the nation is honest,
truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass [syn: {just},
{upright}, {virtuous}]
9: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept
in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a
good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient
engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer";
"the effect was achieved by skillful retouching" [syn: {adept},
{expert}, {practiced}, {proficient}, {skillful}, {skilful}]
10: thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good
cleaning"
11: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good
friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
[syn: {dear}, {near}]
12: having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the
welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile";
"a benevolent nature" [syn: {benevolent}] [ant: {malevolent}]
13: financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure
investment" [syn: {dependable}, {safe}, {secure}]
14: most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good
time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the
time is ripe for great sociological changes" [syn: {right},
{ripe}]
15: resulting favorably; "its a good thing that I wasn't there";
"it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw
you"; "all's well that ends well" [syn: {well(p)}]
16: exerting force or influence; "the law is effective
immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law
is already in effect (or in force)" [syn: {effective}, {in
effect(p)}, {in force(p)}]
17: feeling healthy and free of aches and pains; "I feel good"
[syn: {good(p)}]
18: capable of pleasing; "good looks"
19: appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book" [syn:
{serious}]
20: in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have
one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body" [syn: {sound}]
21: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to
health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good
night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"
[syn: {beneficial}, {salutary}]
22: not forged; "a good dollar bill"
23: not left to spoil; "the meat is still good" [syn: {unspoiled},
{unspoilt}]
24: generally admired; "good taste"
[also: {better}, {best}]

good
n 1: benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"
2: moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be
found in people" [syn: {goodness}] [ant: {evil}, {evil}]
3: that which is good or valuable or useful; "weigh the good
against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are
happiness and self-realization" [syn: {goodness}] [ant: {bad},
{bad}]
[also: {better}, {best}]

good
adv 1: (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or
satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a
nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the
children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party
went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis";
"a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty
good" [syn: {well}] [ant: {ill}]
2: in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used
informally for `thoroughly'); "he was soundly defeated";
"we beat him good" [syn: {thoroughly}, {soundly}]
[also: {better}, {best}]

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English

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Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » beste|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » betst|lang=ang, Inter: term » betest||best|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » batistaz||best|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » bhAd-||good|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » sco|- Inter: term » best||best|lang=sco, Inter: etyl » fy|- Inter: term » best||best|lang=fy, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » best||best|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » beste||best|lang=de, Inter: etyl » da|- Inter: term » bedst||best|lang=da, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » bäst||best|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » bestur||best|lang=is. More at Inter: l » en|better.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /bɛst/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bEst/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-best.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛst

    Adjective

    best


  • Inter: superlative of » good

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » superlative of the adjective good
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|më Inter: t+ » sq|i Inter: t- » sq|miri
  • Arabic: (+ Inter: Arab » الـ + al-) Inter: t- » ar|أفضل|tr='áfDal, (+ Inter: Arab » الـ + al-) Inter: t- » ar|أحسن|tr='áHsan
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ամենալավ|tr=amenalav, Inter: t- » hy|լավագույն|tr=lavaguyn
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|el meyor
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|най-добър|tr=naj-dobăr|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: el Inter: t+ » ca|millor
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|最好|tr=zuìhǎo|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|nejlepší
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|bedst
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|best
  • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|läbi|p
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|paras
  • French: Inter: qualifier » + le Inter: t+ » fr|meilleur
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|საუკეთესო|sc=Geor|tr=sauket'eso
  • German: Inter: qualifier » + der, die, das Inter: t+ » de|beste, Inter: t+ » de|bester

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|legjobb
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|bestur
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|is fearr
    • Italian: il Inter: t+ » it|migliore
    • Japanese: Inter: qualifier » + -の -no Inter: t+ » ja|最高|tr=さいこう, saikō, Inter: t- » ja|最もよい|tr=もっともよい, mottomo yoi, Inter: qualifier » + -の -no Inter: t- » ja|最良|tr=さいりょう, sairyō, Inter: t- » ja|一番|tr=いちばん, ichiban, Inter: t+ » ja|ベスト|tr=besuto
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|optimus|m, Inter: t- » la|optima|f, Inter: t- » la|optimum|n
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|terbaik
    • Manx: bare, share
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|best
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|بهترین|alt=بِهتَرین|tr=behtærīn|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: najlepszy
    • Portuguese: o Inter: t+ » pt|melhor
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|лучший|tr=lúčšij, Inter: t+ » ru|наилучший|tr=nailúčšij
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|најбољи|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|najbolji
    • Spanish: el Inter: t+ » es|mejor
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bäst
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|gorau


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Adverb

    best
  • Inter: superlative of » well|lang=English|POS=adverb

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » superlative of the adverb well
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أفضل|tr='áfDal, Inter: t- » ar|أحسن|tr='áHsan
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ամենալավ|tr=amenalav
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|най-добре
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|最好|tr=zuìhǎo|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|nejlépe
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|parhaiten
    • French: Inter: qualifier » + le Inter: t+ » fr|mieux
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|გადასარევად|sc=Geor|tr=gadasarevad
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|beste, Inter: t- » de|am besten


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|άριστα|tr=árista|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|κάλλιστα|tr=kállista|sc=Grek
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|最高|tr=saikō
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|optime
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|best
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|بهترین|tr=behtarin, Inter: t+ » fa|بهشت|tr=behešt
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|melhor
  • Russian: лучше всего (lúčše vsegó read: lúčše vsevó), лучше всех (lúčše vseh)
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|najbolje
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bäst

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • Inter: uncountabl » e The supreme effort one can make
    1. : I did my best.
    2. Inter: quote-news »


    |year=2011
    |date=September 28
    |author=Tom Rostance
    |title=Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos
    |work=BBC Sport
    |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14998317.stm
    |page=
    |passage=Home defender Per Mertesacker had to be at his best to stop a dangerous cross from Vassilis Torossidis reaching Djebbour, but moments later Arsenal doubled their lead through Santos.
    1. Inter: countabl » e The person (or persons) who is (are) most excellent.
    2. Inter: rfdef » lang=en
    3. : personal best

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » effort

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|paras, Inter: t+ » fi|parhain
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|mieux|m
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Beste|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|dícheall|m
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|beste
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bästa


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » person
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|paras, Inter: t+ » fi|parhain, Inter: t- » fi|parhaimmisto
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|élite, Inter: t+ » fr|fleur, Inter: t+ » fr|crème, Inter: t- » fr|dessus du panier
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Beste|m|f
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|best


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|melhor|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|élite, Inter: t+ » es|flor, Inter: t+ » es|nata
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bästa, Inter: t+ » sv|bäste

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To beat in a contest; to surpass in skill or achievement.
    1. 2010, T. William Phillips, Restless Heart, page 16
    2. : "You did not win because I was sloppy. You bested me, Uncle. I've never seen you fight like that before.”

      Synonyms

      * To worst.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to beat

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|вземам връх над
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|porazit
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|slaan, Inter: t+ » nl|overmeesteren
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|päihittää
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|battre, Inter: t+ » fr|vaincre, Inter: t+ » fr|surpasser, Inter: t+ » fr|enfoncer, Inter: t+ » fr|écraser, Inter: t+ » fr|aplatir, Inter: t+ » fr|dominer, Inter: t+ » fr|défaire

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t- » de|übertreffen
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|superare, Inter: t+ » it|dominare, Inter: t+ » it|vincere
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|slå
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|sobrepasar, Inter: t+ » es|superar, Inter: t+ » es|vencer, Inter: t- » es|rebasar, Inter: t- » es|derrotar, Inter: t- » es|aventajar
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|besegra


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * better
  • bestest

    Derived terms

    * all for the best
  • all the best
  • as best one can
  • at best
  • had best
  • have the best of
  • get the best of
  • make the best of
  • the best part of
  • with the best
  • best of the best

    Statistics

    * Inter: rank » until|does|Gutenberg|245|best|word|light|felt

    Anagrams

    * bets

  • Category: Category - :English suppletive adjective paradigms|good2
    Category: Category - :English suppletive adverb paradigms|well2

    Dutch

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » odt|nl Inter: recons » betst|lang=odt, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|nl Inter: recons » batistaz|lang=gem-pro, superlative of Inter: recons » gōdaz|lang=gem-pro.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: rhymes » ɛst|lang=nl
    • Inter: audio » Nl-best.ogg|audio

      Adjective

      Inter: head » nl


  • Inter: nl-adj-form » d=sup|goed|nodot=1; best.

    Adverb

    Inter: nl-adv » -

  • quite

  • Middle Dutch

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » odt|dum Inter: recons » betst|lang=odt, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|dum Inter: recons » batistaz|lang=gem-pro, superlative of Inter: recons » gōdaz|lang=gem-pro.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » lang=dum|/best/

    Adjective

    Inter: head » dum
  • best; Inter: superlative of » goet|lang=dum

    Adverb

    Inter: head » dum

  • best; Inter: superlative of » wel|pos=adverb|lang=dum

    Descendants

    * Dutch: Inter: l » nl|best

  • Old Saxon

    Alternative forms

    * betst

    Etymology

    from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|osx Inter: recons » batistaz||best|lang=gem-pro.

    Adverb

    best
  • best

  • Category: Category:Old Saxon adverbs -

    Swedish

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • beast

    Declension

    Inter: sv-noun-reg-a » r

  • Category: ang:best -
    Translation: ar » best
    Translation: az » best
    Translation: br » best
    Translation: cs » best
    Translation: et » best
    Translation: el » best
    Translation: es » best
    Translation: fa » best
    Translation: fr » best
    Translation: ko » best
    Translation: hy » best
    Translation: io » best
    Translation: id » best
    Translation: it » best
    Translation: kn » best
    Translation: kk » best
    Translation: ku » best
    Translation: lo » best
    Translation: lt » best
    Translation: li » best
    Translation: hu » best
    Translation: mg » best
    Translation: ml » best
    Translation: my » best
    Translation: fj » best
    Translation: nl » best
    Translation: ja » best
    Translation: no » best
    Translation: pl » best
    Translation: pt » best
    Translation: ru » best
    Translation: sm » best
    Category: simple:best -
    Translation: sd » best
    Translation: fi » best
    Translation: sv » best
    Translation: tl » best
    Translation: ta » best
    Translation: te » best
    Translation: th » best
    Translation: tr » best
    Translation: vi » best
    Translation: zh » best

    Best at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » best

    English

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » de Inter: term » Beste||a river in Germany|lang=de or from Inter: etyl » xno Inter: term » beste||beast|lang=xno.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /bɛst/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bEst/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-best.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛst

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n

  • Inter: surnam » e

  • Category: ang:Best -
    Translation: ar » Best
    Translation: id » Best
    Translation: ru » Best
    Translation: zh » Best