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/ mEUst; most/ adv 1 (a) (used to form the superlative of adjs and advs of two or more syllables ): most boring, beautiful, impressive, etc * The person who gave most generously to the scheme has been blind from birth. . * It was the most exciting holiday I've ever had. . (b) to the greatest extent : What did you most enjoy? ? * She helped me (the) most when my parents died. . * I saw her most (ie most often) when we were at university. , . 2 (a) very ; ; : We heard a most interesting talk about Japan. . * I received a most unusual present from my aunt. . * It was most kind of you to take me to the airport. . * He spoke most bitterly of his experiences in prison. . (b) absolutely : `Can we expect to see you at church?' `Most certainly. ' `?'`.' 3 (infml esp US) almost : I go to the shop most every day. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:56
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most
/ mEUst; most/ indef det, indef pron (used as the superlative of many, much2 many much2) 1 greatest in number, amount or extent ; . (a) (det): Who do you think will get (the) most votes? ? * Peter made the most mistakes of all the class. . * When we toured Italy we spent most time in Rome. , . * Most racial discrimination is based on ignorance. . (b) (pron): We all had some of the cake; I probably ate (the) most, ie more than the others ate. , . * Harry got 6 points, Susan got 8 points but Alison got most. 6, 8, . * The person with the most to lose is the director. . =>Usage at much1 much1. 2 more than half of sb/sth; the majority of sb/sth ; ; . (a) (det): Most European countries are democracies. . * Most classical music sends me to sleep. . * The new tax laws affect most people. . * I like most vegetables. . (b) (pron): It rained for most of the summer. . * As most of you know, I've decided to resign. , . * There are hundreds of verbs in English and most are regular. , . * He has a lot of free time he spends most of it in the garden. --. 3 (idm ) `at (the) most as a maximum; not more than ; ; ; : At (the) most I might earn 250 a night. 250. * There were 50 people there, at the very most. 50.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:56
most
/ mEUst; most/ indef det, indef pron (used as the superlative of many, much2 many much2) 1 greatest in number, amount or extent ; . (a) (det): Who do you think will get (the) most votes? ? * Peter made the most mistakes of all the class. . * When we toured Italy we spent most time in Rome. , . * Most racial discrimination is based on ignorance. . (b) (pron): We all had some of the cake; I probably ate (the) most, ie more than the others ate. , . * Harry got 6 points, Susan got 8 points but Alison got most. 6, 8, . * The person with the most to lose is the director. . =>Usage at much1 much1. 2 more than half of sb/sth; the majority of sb/sth ; ; . (a) (det): Most European countries are democracies. . * Most classical music sends me to sleep. . * The new tax laws affect most people. . * I like most vegetables. . (b) (pron): It rained for most of the summer. . * As most of you know, I've decided to resign. , . * There are hundreds of verbs in English and most are regular. , . * He has a lot of free time he spends most of it in the garden. --. 3 (idm ) `at (the) most as a maximum; not more than ; ; ; : At (the) most I might earn 250 a night. 250. * There were 50 people there, at the very most. 50.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:56

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