Dictionary Results for best


1. best - noun

· the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"

Hypernym(s): attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

Antonym(s): worst




2. best - noun

· the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; "he could beat the best of them"

Synonym(s): topper

Hypernym(s): person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul




3. best - noun

· Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)

Synonym(s): Best, C._H._Best, Charles_Herbert_Best




4. best - verb

· get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"

Synonym(s): outdo, outflank, trump, scoop

Hypernym(s): beat, beat_out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish




5. best - adjective

· (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"

Antonym(s): worst




6. best - adjective

· (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"

Synonym(s): better




7. good - adjective

· having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"

Antonym(s): bad




8. good - adjective

· having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here"

Synonym(s): full




9. good - adjective

· morally admirable

Antonym(s): evil




10. good - adjective

· deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"

Synonym(s): estimable, honorable, respectable




11. good - adjective

· promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her"

Synonym(s): beneficial




12. good - adjective

· agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners"




13. good - adjective

· of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"

Synonym(s): just, upright




14. good - adjective

· having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"

Synonym(s): adept, expert, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful




15. good - adjective

· thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning"




16. good - adjective

· with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

Synonym(s): dear, near




17. good - adjective

· financially safe; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"

Synonym(s): dependable, safe, secure




18. good - adjective

· most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"

Synonym(s): right, ripe




19. good - adjective

· resulting favorably; "it's a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw you"; "all's well that ends well"

Synonym(s): well




20. good - adjective

· exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"

Synonym(s): effective, in_effect, in_force




21. good - adjective

· capable of pleasing; "good looks"




22. good - adjective

· appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book"

Synonym(s): serious




23. good - adjective

· in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"

Synonym(s): sound




24. good - adjective

· tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"

Synonym(s): salutary




25. good - adjective

· not forged; "a good dollar bill"

Synonym(s): honest




26. good - adjective

· not left to spoil; "the meat is still good"

Synonym(s): unspoiled, unspoilt




27. good - adjective

· generally admired; "good taste"




28. best - adverb

· in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a couple of martinis"




29. best - adverb

· it would be sensible; "you'd best stay at home"




30. best - adverb

· from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better."

Synonym(s): better




31. well - adverb

· (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis"; "a well-seasoned dish"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good"

Synonym(s): good

Antonym(s): ill




32. well - adverb

· thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form; "The problem is well understood"; "she was well informed"; "shake well before using"; "in order to avoid food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked"; "well-done beef"; "well-satisfied customers"; "well-educated"




33. well - adverb

· indicating high probability; in all likelihood; "I might well do it"; "a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster"; "you may well need your umbrella"; "he could equally well be trying to deceive us"

Synonym(s): easily




34. well - adverb

· (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully; "a book well worth reading"; "was well aware of the difficulties ahead"; "suspected only too well what might be going on"




35. well - adverb

· to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree; "the project was well underway"; "the fetus has well developed organs"; "his father was well pleased with his grades"




36. well - adverb

· favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book"

Antonym(s): ill




37. well - adverb

· to a great extent or degree; "I'm afraid the film was well over budget"; "painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger"; "the house has fallen considerably in value"; "the price went up substantially"

Synonym(s): considerably, substantially




38. well - adverb

· with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them well"

Synonym(s): intimately




39. well - adverb

· with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse"




40. well - adverb

· with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well"

Antonym(s): badly




41. well - adverb

· in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"

Synonym(s): advantageously

Antonym(s): badly




42. well - adverb

· in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"

Synonym(s): comfortably




43. well - adverb

· without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"

Antonym(s): badly





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