adjective, superl. of much or many with more as compar.
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.
adverb, superl. of much with more as compar.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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[skoch] /skɒtʃ/ adjective 1. (used outside of Scotland) of Scottish origin; resembling or regarded as characteristic of Scotland or the Scottish people: Scotch plaid. 2. Sometimes Offensive. of or relating to Scotland or its inhabitants; Scottish. 3. (usually lowercase) Informal. frugal; provident; thrifty. noun 4. (used with a plural verb) Sometimes Offensive. the inhabitants of […]
- Most significant bit
(MSB) Bit n-1 in an n bit binary number, the bit with the greatest weight (2^(n-1)). The first or leftmost bit when the number is written in the usual way. (1995-07-13)
noun 1. the digit farthest to the left in a number. Abbreviation: MSD.
- Most unkindest cut of all
The most painful of insults, affronts, or offenses, often so painful because it comes from a trusted friend. In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Antony describes the wound given to Caesar by his close friend Brutus as the “most unkindest cut of all.”