Definition of "besting" []

  • Most excellent of a particular group, category, etc (adjective)
  • Most suitable, advantageous, desirable, attractive, etc (adjective)
  • In a manner surpassing all others; most excellently, advantageously, attractively, etc (adverb)
  • In or to the greatest degree or extent; most (adverb)
  • The most excellent, pleasing, or skilled quality or condition (noun)
  • The most effective effort of which a person or group is capable (noun)
  • A winning majority (noun)
  • Best wishes (noun)
  • A person's smartest outfit of clothing (noun)
  • To gain the advantage over or defeat (verb)
  • Present participle of best. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "besting" in a sentence
  • "So what did he think of again besting Howe, the Hall of Famer who set the franchise record of eight goals in one series (seven games) in 1949?"
  • "This passage is an ‘entrapment’ story, which sought to show Jesus’ wisdom in besting His adversaries."
  • "'Then we may console ourselves that his "besting" will be legal, in which case no harm will come of it,' said George with a smile, as, having put his skates on, he gave his hand to his sister and took her for a round."