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-most /məʊst $ moʊst/ suffix [in adjectives]
most /məʊst $ moʊst/ adverb
most determiner, pronoun [the superlative of ‘many’ and ‘much’]


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most
[adjective]
Synonyms: best, better, bettermost, greater, largest
[adverb]
Synonyms: very, eminently, exceedingly, extremely, mightily, mortally, remarkably, super, surpassingly, too
[adverb]
Synonyms: nearly, about, all but, almost, approximately, much, nearabout, nigh, practically, well-nigh
Related Words: greatest, highest, maximum, utmost, uttermost

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

-most /məʊst $ moʊst/ suffix [in adjectives]
nearest to something:
the northernmost town in Sweden (=the town that is furthest to the north)
the topmost branches of the tree

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. most1 S1 W1 /məʊst $ moʊst/ adverb

1. [used before an adjective or adverb to form the superlative] having the greatest amount of a particular quality Antonym : least:
She’s one of the most experienced teachers in the district.
The most important thing is to stay calm.
A recent study showed that gardening is easily the most popular activity among the over 50s.
We shall find out which system works most effectively.
It is the kind of tea most often served in Chinese restaurants.
GRAMMAR
Use the most when you are comparing one person or thing with all others:
It was the most terrifying experience of my life.
In spoken English, you can also use the most when you are talking about just two people or things:
Which is the most enjoyable – tennis or squash? However, some users of English think that this use is incorrect and use the more instead:
Which is the more enjoyable – tennis or squash?
Do not use most before the -est form of an adjective or adverb:
one of the hardest things to do (NOT one of the most hardest things to do)

2. to a greater degree or more times than anything else:
What annoyed him most was the way she wouldn’t even listen.
I guess the food I eat most is pasta.
Most of all, I just felt sad that it was over.

3. [+adjective/adverb] formal very:
Thank you for a most interesting evening.
I was most surprised to hear of your engagement.

4. American English informal almost:
He plays poker most every evening.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. most2 S1 W1 determiner, pronoun [the superlative of ‘many’ and ‘much’]

1. nearly all of the people or things in a group, or nearly all of something Synonym : the majority:
Like most people, I try to take a vacation every year.
Most research in this field has been carried out by the Russians.
most of
It was Sunday and most of the shops were shut.
Most of what Hannah told me wasn’t true.
Some were barefoot, most were in rags.
most of the time/most days etc (=usually)
Most of the time it’s very quiet here.
Most evenings we just stay in and watch TV.

2. a larger amount or number than anyone or anything else
the most
The team that scores the most points wins.
Which class has the most children in it?
It’s unfair that you should have to pay the most when you earn so little.
The animal that caused most trouble was a little black puppy.

3. the largest number or amount possible:
The aim is to help patients to obtain most benefit from their treatment.
the most
The most you can hope to achieve is just to get him to listen to your ideas.

4. at (the) most used to say that you think an amount cannot be larger than the amount you are mentioning:
It’ll take 20 minutes at the most.
There were at most 50 people in the audience.
The boy looked nine at the very most (=he was probably younger).

5. for the most part used to say that something is generally true but not completely true:
For the most part, people seemed pretty friendly.

6. make the most of something/get the most out of something to gain the greatest possible advantage from something:
Charming and friendly, she will help you make the most of your visit.
advice on how to get the most out of your computer


GRAMMAR
When you mean 'nearly all' use most, not the most:
Most of the songs (NOT The most of the songs) they played were new.
If you are talking about a type of person or thing in general rather than a specific group, do not use 'of':
Most people (NOT Most of people) think the law should be changed.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

most
I.
pronoun
BAD: Where I come from, the most teachers have to teach at two schools in order to earn enough.
GOOD: Where I come from, most teachers have to teach at two schools in order to earn enough.

Usage Note:
When you mean 'nearly all', use most (NOT the most ): 'Most universities provide a wide range of courses.'
Use the most in comparisons: 'Which city has the most tourists?' 'Rome and Florence are indeed beautiful, but Venice is by far the most romantic.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

most
II.
adverb
BAD: Both girls are clever but Edna is the most intelligent.
GOOD: Both girls are clever but Edna is (the) more intelligent.

Usage Note:
Use (the ) most when comparing one person or thing with all others: 'This is the most ridiculous excuse I've ever heard.'
When comparing just two people or things, use (the) more: 'Which is (the) more expensive - an ALR or an IBM?'
Note that in everyday conversation some people use (the) most instead of (the) more, but careful users consider this to be incorrect.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

most
̈ɪməust
See: at most , make the most of

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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