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An example use of best in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… we found one of the best if not the best …”

meanings of best


  1. Most superior; most favorable.
  2. Most; largest.
  3. Superlative form of good: most good.


  1. The person (or persons; or thing or things) that is (are) most excellent.
  2. The supreme effort one can make, or has made.
  3. One's best behavior.


  1. Had best. It's getting late. You best get on home.
  2. To beat in a contest.
  3. To surpass in skill or achievement.


  1. Superlative form of well: most well.
  2. To the most advantage; with the most success, cause, profit, benefit, or propriety.


  1. A surname​.

best frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word best occurs in english on average 589.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics best can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that best can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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