|1.||[ adverb ] used to form the superlative|
"the king cobra is the most dangerous snake"
|2.||[ adjective ] (superlative of `many' used with count nouns; often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number|
"who has the most apples?" "most people like eggs" "most fishes have fins"
|Related terms:||fewest superlative|
|3.||[ adverb ] (intensifier) very|
"a most welcome relief"
|4.||[ adjective ] (superlative of `much' used with mass nouns; usually preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree; used with mass nouns; usually follows `the'|
"made the most money he could" "what attracts the most attention?"
|Related terms:||least superlative|
|5.||[ noun ] the greatest number or amount or degree|
: "she has the most to lose"
|6.||[ adverb ] (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished|
|Synonyms:||almost nearly all_but just_about virtually well-nigh near about nigh|
"the job is (just) about done" "the baby was almost asleep" "we're almost finished" "the car all but ran her down" "he nearly fainted" "well-nigh perfect" "virtually everyone"
|7.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 22781|