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Dictionary definition for: Best

1. (n) the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"

2. (v) get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"

3. (a) (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"

4. (r) in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a couple of martinis"

5. (n) the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; "he could beat the best of them"

6. (r) it would be sensible; "you''d best stay at home"

7. (n) Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)

8. (r) from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best" "I know better."

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