1. [ adverb ] used to form the superlative
Synonyms: to_the_highest_degree

"the king cobra is the most dangerous snake"

Related terms: least
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"

Related terms: intensifier
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"

Related terms: relative_quantity
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
Similar spelling:   moist