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Princeton's WordNet

  1. most(a)(adj)

    (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number

    "who has the most apples?"; "most people like eggs"; "most fishes have fins"

    to the lowest degree, least

  2. most(a)(adverb)

    the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree

    "made the most money he could"; "what attracts the most attention?"; "made the most of a bad deal"

    least, to the lowest degree

  3. most, to the highest degree(adverb)

    used to form the superlative

    "the king cobra is the most dangerous snake"

    nigh, well-nigh, virtually, about, nearly, almost, near, to the highest degree

    least, to the lowest degree

  4. most(adverb)


    "a most welcome relief"

    nigh, well-nigh, virtually, about, nearly, almost, near, to the highest degree

    least, to the lowest degree

  5. about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh(adverb)

    (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

    "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"

    well-nigh, virtually, closely, or so, intimately, roughly, just about, some, nigh, about, nearly, more or less, almost, close, near, approximately, around, to the highest degree, close to

    to the lowest degree, least


  1. most(adverb)

    fewest, least

  2. most(noun)

    least, fewest

  3. most(adverb)

    Superlative form of much.

    least, fewest

  4. most(adverb)

    This is a most unusual specimen.

    least, fewest

Editors Contribution

  1. the bulk of

    many members of a set but not all of them; more than half.

    Submitted by acronimous on May 18, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. most(a.)

    greatest number of

  2. most(ad.)

    in the greatest degree

  3. most(n.)

    greatest part, greatest number

  4. most(n.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. most(n)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "most":

    more, addition, over, majority, longer, greatest, plus, best, but, greater, largest, further, mostly, anymore, biggest, very, highest, hardest

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. MOST

    Multicentre Osteoarthritis STudy``

  2. MOST

    Manual organ stimulation technique, see there

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  1. Jeffrey Lewis:

    The Russianleader claimed the nuclear-powered cruise missilehad an unlimited range, flew at a high speed and was capable of maneuverability that would allowit topierce any missile defense. One of the worlds most respected missile experts, Director of East Asia Nonproliferation Program Jeffrey Lewis, said Tuesday the U.S. tried to develop a similarly powered cruise missile in the 1950s and 60s but abandoned the project because it didnt make sense to put a nuclear reactor inside a missile. It was a technological nightmare and an ecological hazard, Jeffrey Lewis told Fox News. This is not a technology that I think makes a lot of sense for the United States. For whatever reason, the Russians have a different sense, maybe because they treat environmentalists differently than we do in the United States.

  2. Sam Torbati:

    Most of the patients aren't wearing helmets.

  3. Leslie Holman:

    This is unjust and a repudiation of our nation's values and historic commitment to justice for all, doesn't that tell the administration that these most vulnerable of human beings deserve protection rather than warehousing as prisoners?

  4. George Pataki:

    Defeating Islamic terrorists, shrinking government, growing the economy -- these are the issues that matter most, these are the issues that matter most. Instead we're debating social issues like abortion and gay rights. They are a distraction, and will only help elect Hillary.

  5. John Milton:

    O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, dungeon or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, and all her various objects of delight annulled, which might in part my grief have eased. Inferior to the vilest now become of man or worm; the vilest here excel me, they creep, yet see; I, dark in light, exposed to daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, within doors, or without, still as a fool, in power of others, never in my own; scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half.

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  • ال, جدًا, معظمArabic
  • найбо́льшBelarusian
  • nejvíce, většinaCzech
  • -ste, -ster, am ...-sten, die [[meisten]]German
  • plejEsperanto
  • más, la [[mayoría]] deSpanish
  • enamikEstonian
  • todella, useimmat, tosi, eniten, erittäin, äärimmäisenFinnish
  • extrêmement, la [[plupart]] de, très, le plusFrench
  • הכי, רובHebrew
  • सबसे, सब से, सर्वाधिकHindi
  • legtöbbHungarian
  • մեծամասնություն, ամենա-, -գույն, ամենաշատ, շատArmenian
  • la [[maggioranza]] di, di [[più]]Italian
  • 大部分, 最も, 最, 一番たくさん, 一番Japanese
  • უმეტესი, უმეტესობაGeorgian
  • 가장, 가장 많은, 제일, ok, 최, 最, 第一Korean
  • زۆربه‌Kurdish
  • plurimus, -issime, plurimum, plurimeLatin
  • ທີ່ສຸດLao
  • flest, mestNorwegian
  • meesteDutch
  • mest, flestNorwegian Nynorsk
  • meget, veldig, høystNorwegian
  • większośćPolish
  • maioria, muito, extremamente, -íssimoPortuguese
  • наибо́лее, бо́льше всего́, са́мый, пре-, -е́йший, большинство, -а́йший, наи-Russian
  • večina, nàjboljSlovene
  • flest, flertal, mest, högstSwedish
  • ที่สุดThai
  • çoğuTurkish
  • найбільшеUkrainian
  • سب سےUrdu
  • 最, tối, nhấtVietnamese

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