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Best

Overview of noun best

1. best -- (the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best")

2. best, topper -- (the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; "he could beat the best of them")

3. Best

, C. H. Best, Charles Herbert Best -- (Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978))


Overview of verb best

The verb best has 1 sense


1. outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoop -- (get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition")


Overview of adj best
1. best -- ((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")

2. better, best -- ((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")


Overview of adj good
1. good -- (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")

2. full, good -- (having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here")

3. good -- (morally admirable)

4. estimable, good, honorable, respectable -- (deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name")

5. beneficial, good -- (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")

6. good -- (agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners")

7. good, just, upright -- (of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man")

8. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful -- (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")

9. good -- (thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning")

10. dear, good, near -- (with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear")

11. dependable, good, safe, secure -- (financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment")

12. good, right, ripe -- (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")

13. good, well -- (resulting favorably; "it's 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")

14. effective, good, in effect, in force -- (exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)")

15. good -- (capable of pleasing; "good looks")

16. good, serious -- (appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book")

17. good, sound -- (in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body")

18. good, salutary -- (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")

19. good, honest -- (not forged; "a good dollar bill")

20. good, undecomposed, unspoiled, unspoilt -- (not left to spoil; "the meat is still good")

21. good -- (generally admired; "good taste")


Overview of adv best
1. best -- (in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a couple of martinis")

2. best -- (it would be sensible; "you'd best stay at home")

3. better, best -- (from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better.")


Overview of adv well
1. well, good -- ((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-seasoned dish"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good")

2. well -- (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. well, easily -- (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")

4. well -- ((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. well -- (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. well -- (favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book")

7. well, considerably, substantially -- (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")

8. well, intimately -- (with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them well")

9. well -- (with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse")

10. well -- (with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well")

11. well, advantageously -- (in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle")

12. well, comfortably -- (in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died")

13. well -- (without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well")



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