best 英 [best] 美 [bɛst]
n. 最好的人或物；最佳状态 adj. 最好的 adv. 最好地
进行时:besting 过去式:bested 过去分词:bested 第三人称单数:bests 名词复数:bests
- Nothing is better than the best — this is a word for the absolute number one example of something. Best is the opposite of worst.
- n. 最好的人或物；最佳状态
- adj. 最好的
- adv. 最好地
1. Is that your best suit?
2. They only buy the best.
3. He laughs best who laughs last.
4. Which one do you like best?
5. Painting is best done in daylight.
6. They fetched out their best wine for us.
7. The best thing to do would be to apologize.
- best (adj.) Old English beste, reduced by assimilation of -t- from earlier Old English betst "of the highest quality or standing, first, in the best manner." This originally was the superlative of bōt "remedy, reparation" (Middle English bote "advantage, help, profit"), a word now surviving in its simple form only in the expression to boot (see boot (n.2)). Its comparative, better, and superlative, best, have been transferred to good (and in some cases well).
- best (n.) c. 1200, "that which is best," from best (adj.). From c. 1300 as "all that one can do;" 1570s as "highest possible state." From 1790 as "best clothes." At best "in the utmost degree" is from early 14c. For the best "tending to the best results" is from late 14c. To make the best of "use to best advantage" is from 1620s; to get or have the best of "the advantage over" (in a contest, etc.) is from 1640s. To be able to do something with the best of them is recorded by 1748.
- best (v.) "to get the better of, outdo, surpass," 1863, from best (adj.). Related: Bested; besting.