Synonyms for best

Synonyms for (noun) best

Synonyms: best

Definition: the supreme effort one can make

Usage: they did their best

Similar words: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt

Definition: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

Usage: made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try


Synonyms: best, topper

Definition: the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others

Usage: he could beat the best of them

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do


Synonyms: Charles Herbert Best, C. H. Best, Best

Definition: Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)

Similar words: physiologist

Definition: a biologist specializing in physiology

Synonyms for (verb) best

Synonyms: scoop, trump, outdo, outflank, best

Definition: get the better of

Usage: the goal was to best the competition

Similar words: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out

Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Synonyms for (adjective) best

Synonyms: best, better

Definition: (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable

Usage: it would be better to speak to him; the White House thought it best not to respond

Similar words: advisable

Definition: worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise

Usage: such action is neither necessary nor advisable; extreme caution is advisable; it is advisable to telephone first


Synonyms: best

Definition: (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities

Usage: the best film of the year; the best solution; the best time for planting; wore his best suit

Similar words: champion, prizewinning

Definition: holding first place in a contest

Usage: a champion show dog; a prizewinning wine


Similar words: top-grade, top-quality, high-grade

Definition: surpassing in quality

Usage: top-grade ore


Similar words: world-class, first, foremost

Definition: ranking above all others

Usage: was first in her class; the foremost figure among marine artists; the top graduate


Similar words: go-to-meeting, Sunday-go-to-meeting

Definition: used of clothing

Usage: my good clothes; her Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes


Similar words: optimal, optimum

Definition: most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied

Usage: an optimum return on capital; optimal concentration of a drug


Similar words: primo

Definition: the best of its kind


Similar words: record-breaking

Definition: surpassing any previously established record

Usage: a record-breaking high jump; record-breaking crowds


Similar words: second-best

Definition: next to the best

Usage: his second-best bed


Similar words: superfine

Definition: (used especially of merchandise) very fine in quality

Usage: made of superfine Flemish cloth


Similar words: unexceeded, unexcelled, unsurpassed

Definition: not capable of being improved on


Similar words: unsurpassable

Definition: not to be exceeded

Usage: unsurpassable skill; unsurpassable standards of workmanship