most: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mōst), [key]
— adj., superl. of as compar.
  1. in the greatest quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number: to win the most votes.
  2. in the majority of instances: Most operations are successful.
  3. greatest, as in size or extent: the most talent.
  4. See(def. 18).
  1. the greatest quantity, amount, or degree; the utmost: The most I can hope for is a passing grade.
  2. the greatest number or the majority of a class specified: Most of his writing is rubbish.
  3. the greatest number: The most this room will seat is 150.
  4. the majority of persons: to be more sensitive than most.
  5. at the maximum.
  6. to use to greatest advantage; utilize fully: to make the most of an opportunity.
  7. the ultimate in something: He's the most. That movie was the most.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form ofoccurring in a series of superlatives: foremost; utmost.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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