best - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    used for referring to the person or thing that is the most satisfactory, suitable, 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.

     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      used for referring to the person who is the most skilful at doing something

      the best player in the team

  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.