adj 1: (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities;
"the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the
best time for planting"; "wore his best suit" [ant: worst
2: (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more
advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be better to
speak to him"; "the White House thought it best not to
respond" [syn: better(p)
n 1: the supreme effort one can make: "they did their best" [ant:
2: the person who is most outstanding or excellent; "he could
beat the best of them"
3: Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who
assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the
discovery of insulin (1899-1978) [syn: Best
, C. H. Best
Charles Herbert Best
adv 1: in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a
couple of martinis"
2: it would be sensible; "you'd best stay at home"
3: from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows
best"; "I know better." [syn: better
v : get the better of [syn: outdo