Most definitions

mōst
In the greatest number of instances.

Most fish have fins.

adjective
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In or to the highest degree or extent. Used with many adjectives and adverbs to form the superlative degree.

Most honest; most impatiently.

adverb
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Very.

A most impressive piece of writing.

adverb
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Almost.

Most everyone agrees.

adverb
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The greatest amount or degree.

She has the most to gain.

noun
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The greatest, best, or most exciting. Used with the:

That party was the most!

noun
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The greatest part or number.

Most of the town was destroyed. Most of the books were missing.

pronoun
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Greatest in amount, quantity, or degree.
adjective
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Most.

Innermost.

suffix
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Greatest in number.
adjective
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Nearest to.

Aftmost.

suffix
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In the greatest number of instances.

Most fame is fleeting.

adjective
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In or to the greatest degree or extent.

Most horrible, most quickly.

adverb
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Very (often preceded by a)

A most beautiful morning.

adverb
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Almost; nearly.
adverb
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Forming superlatives.

Hindmost.

affix
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The greatest amount, quantity or degree.

To take most of the credit.

noun
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The definition of most is the majority or the greatest amount, degree or size.

An example of most is a student who receives an "A" grade 98 percent of the time.

An example of most is the heaviest cat out of the litter.

adjective
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Most is defined as to the highest or greatest level.

An example of most is when the racing is more challenging than any others which have been run in the past.

adverb
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Most means the greatest number of something.

An example of most is the ten people who decided to go to a party versus the four people who decided to stay home.

noun
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Superlative form of many.

Most bakers and dairy farmers have to get up early.

adverb
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(With a definite article) Forms the superlative of many adjectives.

This is the most important example.

adverb
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Superlative form of much.

Most of the world's water is salty.

adverb
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To a great extent or degree; highly; very.

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adverb
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Greatest in number.

Won the most votes.

adjective
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Greatest in amount, extent, or degree.

Has the most compassion.

adjective
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The greatest number (of persons or things)

Most of us are going.

noun
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The greatest number of persons or things.
noun
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(Media Oriented Systems Transport) An in-vehicle, ring-based digital network for up to 64 A/V devices from the MOST Coopertion standards organization. Widely used, MOST supports fiber, unshielded twisted pair and coax cables at speeds of 25, 50 and 150 Mbps. Specifications for all seven layers of the network stack (layers 1 through 7) are provided.MOST devices include a video display, CD/DVD player, security system, digital radio, integrated cellphone, microphone, amplifier, speakers and GPS navigation. See automotive systems and automotive Ethernet.
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Superlative form of much.

Most people like chocolate.

Most simply choose to ignore it.

Most want the best for their children.

determiner
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(uncountable) The greatest amount.

The most I can offer for the house is $150,000.

noun
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(countable) A record-setting amount.
noun
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Origin of most

From Middle English most, moste, from Old English mǣst, māst, from Proto-Germanic *maistaz, *maist. Cognate with West Frisian meast, Dutch meest, German meist, Danish and Swedish mest, Icelandic mestur.