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Definition of "most" [most]

  • Greatest in number: won the most votes. (adjective)
  • Greatest in amount, extent, or degree: has the most compassion. (adjective)
  • In the greatest number of instances: Most fish have fins. (adjective)
  • The greatest amount or degree: She has the most to gain. (noun)
  • Slang The greatest, best, or most exciting. Used with the: That party was the most! (noun)
  • A great majority of; nearly all (determiner)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural) (determiner)
  • (intensifier) (adverb)
  • Almost (adverb)

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Use "most" in a sentence
  • "Anyone who edits Chinglish for a living, as I do, will recognize that very common most of ____ error for most___ or most of the ______."
  • "The existance of a creator, or lack there of, is unprovable and rightly so, if there was proof there would be no need for faith so the most basic tenant of *most* theology is safe from contradiction."
  • "Given America’s superior technology, it is reasonable to assume that if the US launched a “preemptive” nuclear or conventional attack on Iran, we would wipe out most of their nuclear facilities, although probably not all. former president and nuclear engineer, Jimmy Carter, observed “most Iranian nuclear facilities are now spread over a wide area and buried deep underground."