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  Troponyms  (hyponyms)  of  verb  best 
 
  1  sense  of  best 
 
  Sense  1 
  outdo,  outflank,  trump,  best,  scoop 
  =>  outmaneuver,  outmanoeuvre,  outsmart 
 
  Troponyms  (hyponyms)  of  verb  best 
 
  1  sense  of  best 
 
  Sense  1 
  outdo,  outflank,  trump,  best,  scoop 
  =>  outmaneuver,  outmanoeuvre,  outsmart 
  =>  outgeneral 
 
  Entailment  of  verb  best 
 
 
  Synonyms/Hypernyms  (Ordered  by  Frequency)  of  verb  best 
 
  1  sense  of  best 
 
  Sense  1 
  outdo,  outflank,  trump,  best,  scoop 
  =>  beat  beat  out  crush,  trounce,  vanquish 
 
  Familiarity  of  verb  best 
 
  best  used  as  a  verb  is  very  rare  (polysemy  count  =  1) 
 
  Synonyms  (Grouped  by  Similarity  of  Meaning)  of  verb  best 
 
  Sense  1 
  outdo,  outflank,  trump,  best,  scoop 
  =>  beat  beat  out  crush,  trounce,  vanquish 
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  Grep  of  noun  best 
  best 
  best  and  greatest 
  best  evidence  rule 
  best  friend 
  best  man 
  best  seller 
  bestiality 
  bestiary 
  bestowal 
  bestowment 
  c.  h.  best 
  charles  herbert  best 
  level  best 
  second  best 
  sunday  best 
 
  Overview  of  noun  best 
 
  The  noun  best  has  3  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (6)  best  --  (the  supreme  effort  one  can  make:  "they  did  their  best") 
  2.  (2)  best  --  (the  person  who  is  most  outstanding  or  excellent;  "he  could  beat  the  best  of  them") 
  3.  Best,  C.  H.  Best,  Charles  Herbert  Best  --  (Canadian  physiologist  (born  in  the  United  States)  who  assisted  F.  G.  Banting  in  research  leading  to  the  discovery  of  insulin  (1899-1978)) 
 
  Overview  of  verb  best 
 
  The  verb  best  has  1  sense  (first  1  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (1)  outdo,  outflank,  trump,  best,  scoop  --  (get  the  better  of) 
 
  Overview  of  adj  best 
 
  The  adj  best  has  2  senses  (first  1  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (95)  best  --  ((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") 
  2.  better,  best  --  ((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") 
 
  Overview  of  adv  best 
 
  The  adv  best  has  3  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (14)  best  --  (in  a  most  excellent  way  or  manner;  "he  played  best  after  a  couple  of  martinis") 
  2.  (6)  best  --  (it  would  be  sensible;  "you'd  best  stay  at  home") 
  3.  better,  best  --  (from  a  position  of  superiority  or  authority;  "father  knows  best";  "I  know  better.") 
 
  Overview  of  adv  well 
 
  The  adv  well  has  13  senses  (first  8  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (76)  well  good  --  ((often  used  as  a  combining  form)  in  a  good  or  proper  or  satisfactory  manner  or  to  a  high  standard;  "the  children  behaved  well";  "a  task  well  done";  "the  party  went  well";  "he  slept  well";  "a  well-argued  thesis";  "a  well-planned  party";  (`good'  is  a  nonstandard  dialectal  variant  for  `well'  as  in  "the  baby  can  walk  pretty  good")) 
  2.  (32)  well  --  (thoroughly  or  completely;  fully;  often  used  as  a  combining  form  "The  problem  is  well  understood";  "she  was  well  informed";  "shake  well  before  using";  "in  order  to  avoid  food  poisoning  be  sure  the  meat  is  well  cooked";  "well-done  beef",  "well-satisfied  customers";  "well-educated") 
  3.  (16)  well  easily  --  (indicating  high  probability;  in  all  likelihood;  "I  might  well  do  it";  "a  mistake  that  could  easily  have  ended  in  disaster";  "you  may  well  need  your  umbrella";  "he  could  equally  well  be  trying  to  deceive  us") 
  4.  (6)  well  --  ((used  for  emphasis  or  as  an  intensifier)  "a  book  well  worth  reading";  "was  well  aware  of  the  difficulties  ahead";  "suspected  only  too  well  what  might  be  going  on") 
  5.  (4)  well  --  (to  a  suitable  or  appropriate  extent  or  degree;  "the  project  was  well  underway";  "the  fetus  has  well  developed  organs";  "his  father  was  well  pleased  with  his  grades") 
  6.  (4)  well  --  (favorably;  with  approval;  "their  neighbors  spoke  well  of  them";  "he  thought  well  of  the  book") 
  7.  (2)  well  considerably,  substantially  --  (to  a  great  extent  or  degree;  "I'm  afraid  the  film  was  well  over  budget";  "painting  the  room  white  made  it  seem  considerably  (or  substantially)  larger";  "the  house  has  fallen  considerably  in  value";  "the  price  went  up  substantially") 
  8.  (1)  well  intimately  --  (with  great  or  especially  intimate  knowledge;  "we  knew  them  well) 
  9.  well  --  (with  prudence  or  propriety;  "You  would  do  well  to  say  nothing  more";  "could  not  well  refuse") 
  10.  well  --  (with  skill  or  in  a  pleasing  manner;  "she  dances  well";  "he  writes  well") 
  11.  well  advantageously  --  (in  a  manner  affording  benefit  or  advantage;  "she  married  well";  "The  children  were  settled  advantageously  in  Seattle") 
  12.  well  comfortably  --  (in  financial  comfort;  "They  live  well";  "she  has  been  able  to  live  comfortably  since  her  husband  died") 
  13.  well  --  (without  unusual  distress  or  resentment;  with  good  humor;  "took  the  joke  well";  "took  the  tragic  news  well") 
 
  Antonyms  of  adj  best 
 
  2  senses  of  best 
 
  Sense  1 
  best  (vs.  worst) 
 
  worst  (vs.  best) 
  =>  bottom,  poorest 
  =>  last  last-place,  lowest 
  =>  most  evil,  most  wicked 
  =>  most  undesirable,  most  unpleasant 
  =>  pessimal,  pessimum(postnominal) 
  =>  most  unsuitable,  most  unattractive 
 
  Sense  2 
  better(prenominal),  best(prenominal) 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  advisable)  ->  inadvisable,  unadvisable 
 
  Similarity  of  adj  best 
 
  2  senses  of  best 
 
  Sense  1 
  best  (vs.  worst) 
  =>  champion,  prizewinning 
  =>  finest,  high-grade,  top-quality,  top-grade 
  =>  first  foremost,  top(postnominal) 
  =>  good,  go-to-meeting(postnominal),  Sunday,  Sunday-go-to-meeting(postnominal) 
  =>  greatest 
  =>  most  advantageous,  most  desirable 
  =>  optimum,  optimal 
  =>  primo 
  =>  record(postnominal) 
  =>  record-breaking 
  =>  second-best 
  =>  superfine 
  =>  unexcelled,  unexceeded,  unsurpassed 
  =>  unsurpassable 
  Also  See->  good#1;  incomparable#1,  uncomparable#1;  superior#1;  top#1 
 
  Sense  2 
  better(prenominal),  best(prenominal) 
  =>  advisable  (vs.  inadvisable) 
 
  Attributes  of  adj  best 
 
 
  Familiarity  of  adj  best 
 
  best  used  as  an  adjective  is  rare  (polysemy  count  =  2) 
 
  Grep  of  adj  best 
  best 
  best-known 
  best-selling 
  bested 
  bestial 
  bestowed 
  bestubbled 
  second-best 
 
  Overview  of  noun  best 
 
  The  noun  best  has  3  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (6)  best  --  (the  supreme  effort  one  can  make:  "they  did  their  best") 
  2.  (2)  best  --  (the  person  who  is  most  outstanding  or  excellent;  "he  could  beat  the  best  of  them") 
  3.  Best,  C.  H.  Best,  Charles  Herbert  Best  --  (Canadian  physiologist  (born  in  the  United  States)  who  assisted  F.  G.  Banting  in  research  leading  to  the  discovery  of  insulin  (1899-1978)) 
 
  Overview  of  verb  best 
 
  The  verb  best  has  1  sense  (first  1  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (1)  outdo,  outflank,  trump,  best,  scoop  --  (get  the  better  of) 
 
  Overview  of  adj  best 
 
  The  adj  best  has  2  senses  (first  1  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (95)  best  --  ((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") 
  2.  better,  best  --  ((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") 
 
  Overview  of  adv  best 
 
  The  adv  best  has  3  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (14)  best  --  (in  a  most  excellent  way  or  manner;  "he  played  best  after  a  couple  of  martinis") 
  2.  (6)  best  --  (it  would  be  sensible;  "you'd  best  stay  at  home") 
  3.  better,  best  --  (from  a  position  of  superiority  or  authority;  "father  knows  best";  "I  know  better.") 
 
  Overview  of  adv  well 
 
  The  adv  well  has  13  senses  (first  8  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (76)  well  good  --  ((often  used  as  a  combining  form)  in  a  good  or  proper  or  satisfactory  manner  or  to  a  high  standard;  "the  children  behaved  well";  "a  task  well  done";  "the  party  went  well";  "he  slept  well";  "a  well-argued  thesis";  "a  well-planned  party";  (`good'  is  a  nonstandard  dialectal  variant  for  `well'  as  in  "the  baby  can  walk  pretty  good")) 
  2.  (32)  well  --  (thoroughly  or  completely;  fully;  often  used  as  a  combining  form  "The  problem  is  well  understood";  "she  was  well  informed";  "shake  well  before  using";  "in  order  to  avoid  food  poisoning  be  sure  the  meat  is  well  cooked";  "well-done  beef",  "well-satisfied  customers";  "well-educated") 
  3.  (16)  well  easily  --  (indicating  high  probability;  in  all  likelihood;  "I  might  well  do  it";  "a  mistake  that  could  easily  have  ended  in  disaster";  "you  may  well  need  your  umbrella";  "he  could  equally  well  be  trying  to  deceive  us") 
  4.  (6)  well  --  ((used  for  emphasis  or  as  an  intensifier)  "a  book  well  worth  reading";  "was  well  aware  of  the  difficulties  ahead";  "suspected  only  too  well  what  might  be  going  on") 
  5.  (4)  well  --  (to  a  suitable  or  appropriate  extent  or  degree;  "the  project  was  well  underway";  "the  fetus  has  well  developed  organs";  "his  father  was  well  pleased  with  his  grades") 
  6.  (4)  well  --  (favorably;  with  approval;  "their  neighbors  spoke  well  of  them";  "he  thought  well  of  the  book") 
  7.  (2)  well  considerably,  substantially  --  (to  a  great  extent  or  degree;  "I'm  afraid  the  film  was  well  over  budget";  "painting  the  room  white  made  it  seem  considerably  (or  substantially)  larger";  "the  house  has  fallen  considerably  in  value";  "the  price  went  up  substantially") 
  8.  (1)  well  intimately  --  (with  great  or  especially  intimate  knowledge;  "we  knew  them  well) 
  9.  well  --  (with  prudence  or  propriety;  "You  would  do  well  to  say  nothing  more";  "could  not  well  refuse") 
  10.  well  --  (with  skill  or  in  a  pleasing  manner;  "she  dances  well";  "he  writes  well") 
  11.  well  advantageously  --  (in  a  manner  affording  benefit  or  advantage;  "she  married  well";  "The  children  were  settled  advantageously  in  Seattle") 
  12.  well  comfortably  --  (in  financial  comfort;  "They  live  well";  "she  has  been  able  to  live  comfortably  since  her  husband  died") 
  13.  well  --  (without  unusual  distress  or  resentment;  with  good  humor;  "took  the  joke  well";  "took  the  tragic  news  well") 



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