best
noun.
the supreme effort one can make
they did their best
noun.
the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
he could beat the best of them
Synonym: topper
noun.
Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
verb.
get the better of
the goal was to best the competition
adj.
(superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities
the best film of the year|the best solution|the best time for planting|wore his best suit
adv.
in a most excellent way or manner
he played best after a couple of martinis
adv.
it would be sensible
you'd best stay at home
adv.
from a position of superiority or authority
father knows best|I know better.
Synonym: better
adj.
(comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
it would be better to speak to him|the White House thought it best not to respond
Synonym: better
Antonym: worst