best

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best is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
best

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
good

Comparative
better

Superlative
best

  1. The superlative form of good; most good.
    William is the best football player on our team.

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Adverb[change]

Positive
well

Comparative
better

Superlative
best

  1. The superlative form of well; most well.
    I'm feeling the best that I have in a while.

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Noun[change]

Singular
best

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable) The greatest effort that one can make.
    I did my best.
  2. (uncountable) The person (or persons) who is (are) most excellent.
    You're the best.

Verb[change]

Plain form
best

Third-person singular
bests

Past tense
bested

Past participle
bested

Present participle
besting

  1. (transitive) To do better, especially in a competition.
    I bested my high score on the game.

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