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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​.

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