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    most - Dictionary definition and meaning for word most

    Definition
    (adj) (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number
    Example Sentence
    • who has the most apples?
    • most people like eggs
    • most fishes have fins
    Definition
    (adj) 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
    Example Sentence
    • made the most money he could
    • what attracts the most attention?
    • made the most of a bad deal
    Definition
    (adv) used to form the superlative
    Example Sentence
    • the king cobra is the most dangerous snake
    Definition
    (adv) very
    Example Sentence
    • a most welcome relief
    Definition
    (adv) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    Synonyms : about , almost , near , nearly , nigh , virtually , well-nigh
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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