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adjective American English pronunciation: best /best/
  1. 1
    used for referring to the person or thing that is the most satisfactory, appropriate, pleasant, effective, of the highest quality, etc.

    the best hotel in town

    Negotiation is always the best way of settling a dispute.

    best for:

    What kind of soil is best for growing roses?

    I want to do what's best for the family.

    make the best use of something (=use something in the most effective way):

    I want to make the best use of my time while I'm here.

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  2. 2
    used for referring to your nicest or most expensive clothes that you wear on special occasions

    At the wedding he'll be wearing his best suit.

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This is the American English definition of best. View British English definition of best.