Most

Definition of Most

Pronunciation: mōst
a.1.Consisting of the greatest number or quantity; greater in number or quantity than all the rest; nearly all.
The cities wherein most of his mighty works were done.
- Matt. xi. 20.
2.Greatest in degree; as, he has the most need of it.
3.Highest in rank; greatest.
A quarter of a year or some months at the most.
- Bacon.
A covetous man makes the most of what he has.
- L'Estrange.
For the most part
in reference to the larger part of a thing, or to the majority of the persons, instances, or things referred to; as, human beings, for the most part, are superstitious; the view, for the most part, was pleasing.
Most an end
generally. See An end, under End, n.
- Massinger.
adv.1.In the greatest or highest degree.
Those nearest to this king, and most his favorites, were courtiers and prelates.
- Milton.
The most unkindest cut of all.
- Shak.
The most straitest sect of our religion.
- Acts xxvi. 5.

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