At the most



in the greatest quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number:
to win the most votes.
in the majority of instances:
Most operations are successful.
greatest, as in size or extent:
the most talent.
the greatest quantity, amount, or degree; the utmost:
The most I can hope for is a passing grade.
the greatest number or the majority of a class specified:
Most of his writing is rubbish.
the greatest number:
The most this room will seat is 150.
the majority of persons:
to be more sensitive than most.
the most, Slang. the ultimate in something:
He’s the most. That movie was the most.
in or to the greatest extent or degree (in this sense often used before adjectives and adverbs, and regularly before those of than two syllables, to form superlative phrases having the same force and effect as the superlative degree formed by the termination -est):
most rapid; most wisely.
very:
a most puzzling case.
Informal. almost or nearly.
at the most, at the maximum.
Also, at most.
for the most part. (def 34).
make the most of, to use to greatest advantage; utilize fully:
to make the most of an opportunity.
determiner

a great majority of; nearly all: most people like eggs
(as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): most of them don’t know, most of it is finished

the most

the superlative of many, much you have the most money, the most apples
(as pronoun): the most he can afford is two pounds

at most, at the most, at the maximum: that girl is four at the most
for the most part, generally
make the most of, to use to the best advantage: she makes the most of her accent
than most, than most others: the leaves are greener than most
(slang, mainly US) the most, wonderful: that chick’s the most
adverb
the most, used to form the superlative of some adjectives and adverbs: the most beautiful daughter of all
the superlative of much people welcome a drink most after work
(intensifier): a most absurd story
(US & Canadian, informal or dialect) almost: most every town in this state, John is the more intelligent of the two, he is the most intelligent of the students
adj.

Old English mast “greatest number, amount, extent,” earlier mæst, from Proto-Germanic *maistaz (cf. Old Saxon mest, Old Frisian mast, Old Norse mestr, Dutch meest, German meist, Gothic maists “most”), superlative form of Proto-Germanic *maiz, root of Old English ma, mara (see more). Used in Old English as superlative of micel “great, large” (see mickle). Vowel influenced by more. Original sense of “greatest” survives in phrase for the most part (c.1400). Slang meaning “the best, extremely good” is attested from 1953. Also used as an adverb in Old English. Phrase make the most of (something) is by 1520s. Related: Mostly. Double superlative mostest is 1885, from U.S. Southern and Black English.
magneto-optical storage technology
see under at most
see:

at most
for the most part
make the most of

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Outside

    the outer , surface, or part; exterior: The outside of the house needs painting. the external aspect or appearance. the space without or beyond an enclosure, institution, boundary, etc.: a prisoner about to resume life on the outside. a position away or farther away from the inside or center: The horse on the outside finished […]

  • At the outset

    Also, from the outset. At the start, from the start. For example, He wanted to explain his position from the outset, but there wasn’t time, or At the outset the problem seemed simple, but then it became quite complicated. The noun outset is rarely heard today except in these phrases. [ Mid-1700s ]



  • At the outside

    the outer , surface, or part; exterior: The outside of the house needs painting. the external aspect or appearance. the space without or beyond an enclosure, institution, boundary, etc.: a prisoner about to resume life on the outside. a position away or farther away from the inside or center: The horse on the outside finished […]

  • At the point of

    a sharp or tapering end, as of a dagger. a projecting part of anything: A point of land juts into the bay. a tapering extremity: the points of the fingers. something having a sharp or tapering end: a pen point. a pointed tool or instrument, as an etching needle. a stone implement with a tapering […]



Disclaimer: At the most definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.