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noun     best pronunciation in American English
/best/
  1. the best

    the person or thing that is the most satisfactory, appropriate, pleasant, effective, of the highest quality, etc.

    I want the very best for my family.

    the best of everything (=all the most expensive things):

    She’s a lawyer, so she can afford the best of everything.

    1. a.
      the person who is the most skillful at doing something

      Of all the team, she’s the best by far.

      simply/absolutely the best:

      In the world of ballet she was quite simply the best.

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