Definitions for most

Definitions for (adj) most

Main entry: most

Definition: the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree

Usage: made the most money he could; what attracts the most attention?; made the most of a bad deal

Main entry: most

Definition: (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number

Usage: who has the most apples?; most people like eggs; most fishes have fins

Definitions for (adv) most

Main entry: virtually, well-nigh, near, nearly, nigh, most, about, almost

Definition: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

Usage: the job is (just) about done; the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded; we're almost finished; the car all but ran her down; he nearly fainted; talked for nigh onto 2 hours; the recording is well-nigh perfect; virtually all the parties signed the contract; I was near exhausted by the run; most everyone agrees

Main entry: most, to the highest degree

Definition: used to form the superlative

Usage: the king cobra is the most dangerous snake

Main entry: most

Definition: very

Usage: a most welcome relief

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