HyperDic: most

English > 5 senses of the word most:
ADVERBallmost, to the highest degreeused to form the superlative
allmostvery
allmost, about, almost, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
ADJECTIVEallmost(superlative of 'many' used with count nouns and often preceded by 'the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number
allmostthe superlative of 'much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by 'the'
most > pronunciation
Soundsmow's; mow'st
Rhymesadios ... sucrose: 36 rhymes with ows...
almost ... westernmost: 30 rhymes with owst...
English > most: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(superlative of 'many' used with count nouns and often preceded by 'the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number.
Examples
  • "who has the most apples?"
  • "most people like eggs"
  • "most fishes have fins"
Oppositefewest(superlative of 'few' used with count nouns and usually preceded by 'the') quantifier meaning the smallest in number
Usage ofsuperlativeAn exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
English > most: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningThe 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.
Examples
  • "made the most money he could"
  • "what attracts the most attention?"
  • "made the most of a bad deal"
OppositeleastThe superlative of 'little' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by 'the'
Usage ofsuperlativeAn exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
Spanishmás
Adverbsmostlyin large part
English > most: 5 senses > adverb 1
MeaningUsed to form the superlative.
Example"the king cobra is the most dangerous snake"
Synonymto the highest degree
Oppositeleast, to the lowest degreeUsed to form the superlative
Spanishmás
English > most: 5 senses > adverb 2
MeaningVery.
Example"a most welcome relief"
Usage ofintensifier, intensiveA modifier that has little meaning / meaning except to intensify the meaning / meaning it modifies
English > most: 5 senses > adverb 3
Meaning(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.
Examples
  • "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"
  • "we're almost finished"
  • "most everyone agrees"
Synonymsabout, almost, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
Spanishaproximadamente, casi, cerca, más, prácticamente, virtualmente
Catalancasi, gairebé, quasi

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