1. (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number (synset 301561513)
    "who has the most apples?"; "most people like eggs"; "most fishes have fins"
  2. 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 (synset 301560125)
    "made the most money he could"; "what attracts the most attention?"; "made the most of a bad deal"
  1. Used to form the superlative (synset 400112352)
    "the king cobra is the most dangerous snake"
  2. Very (synset 400112752)
    "a most welcome relief"
  3. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished;
    All but (synset 400073433)
    "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"

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