best

1. adjective
1)

the best hotel in Rhode Island

Syn:
finest, greatest, top, foremost, leading, preeminent, premier, prime, first, chief, principal, supreme, of the highest quality, superlative, par excellence, unrivaled, second to none, without equal, nonpareil, unsurpassed, peerless, matchless, unparalleled, unbeaten, unbeatable, optimum, optimal, ultimate, incomparable, ideal, perfect; highest, record-breaking; informal star, number-one, a cut above the rest, top-drawer, the Cadillac of, the Rolls-Royce of
Ant:
worst
2)

do whatever you think best

Syn:
most advantageous, most useful, most suitable, most fitting, most appropriate; most prudent, most sensible, most advisable
2. adverb
1)

the best-dressed man

Syn:
to the highest standard, in the best way
Ant:
worst
2)

the food he liked best

Syn:
most, to the highest/greatest degree
Ant:
least
3)

this is best done at home

Syn:
most advantageously, most usefully, most suitably, most fittingly, most appropriately; most sensibly, most prudently, most wisely; better
3. noun
1)

only the best will do

Syn:
finest, choicest, top, cream, choice, prime, elite, crème de la crème, flower, jewel in the crown, nonpareil; informal tops, pick of the bunch
2)

she dressed in her best

Syn:
best clothes, finery, Sunday best; informal glad rags
3)

give her my best

Syn:
best wishes, regards, kind/kindest regards, greetings, compliments, felicitations, respects; love
4. verb, informal

she was not to be bested

Syn:
defeat, beat, get the better of, outdo, outwit, outsmart, worst, be more than a match for, prevail over, vanquish, trounce, triumph over; surpass, outclass, outshine, put someone in the shade, overshadow, eclipse; informal lick

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