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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 best /ˈbɛst/
 (a.)最好的,最佳的最好的人或物(ad.)最,最好地

From: Network Terminology

 best
 最佳

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Best, v. t. To get the better of. [Colloq.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Best a.; superl. of Good.
 1. Having good qualities in the highest degree; most good, kind, desirable, suitable, etc.; most excellent; as, the best man; the best road; the best cloth; the best abilities.
    When he is best, he is a little worse than a man.   --Shak.
    Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight.   --Milton.
 2. Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject.
 3. Most; largest; as, the best part of a week.
 Best man, the only or principal groomsman at a wedding ceremony.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Best, n. Utmost; highest endeavor or state; most nearly perfect thing, or being, or action; as, to do one's best; to the best of our ability.
 At best, in the utmost degree or extent applicable to the case; under the most favorable circumstances; as, life is at best very short.
 For best, finally. [Obs.]  “Those constitutions . . . are now established for best, and not to be mended.” --Milton.
 To get the best of, to gain an advantage over, whether fairly or unfairly.
 To make the best of. (a) To improve to the utmost; to use or dispose of to the greatest advantage. “Let there be freedom to carry their commodities where they can make the best of them.” --Bacon. (b) To reduce to the least possible inconvenience; as, to make the best of ill fortune or a bad bargain.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Best, adv.; superl. of Well.
 1. In the highest degree; beyond all others. “Thou serpent! That name best befits thee.”
 He prayeth best, who loveth best
 All things both great and small.   --Coleridge.
 2. To the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety.
    Had we best retire? I see a storm.   --Milton.
    Had I not best go to her?   --Thackeray.
 3. Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Good a. [Compar. Better superl. Best These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.]
 1. Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.
    And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.   --Gen. i. 31.
    Good company, good wine, good welcome.   --Shak.
 2. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.
    In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works.   --Tit. ii. 7.
 3. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
    The men were very good unto us.   --1 Sam. xxv. 15.
 4. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
    All quality that is good for anything is founded originally in merit.   --Collier.
 5. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.
    He . . . is a good workman; a very good tailor.   --Shak.
    Those are generally good at flattering who are good for nothing else.   --South.
 6. Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
    My reasons are both good and weighty.   --Shak.
    My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . that he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.   --Shak.
 7. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
    Love no man in good earnest.   --Shak.
 8. Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.
 9. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
    Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over.   --Luke vi. 38.
 10. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
    A good name is better than precious ointment.   --Eccl. vii. 1.
 As good as. See under As.
 For good, or For good and all, completely and finally; fully; truly.
    The good woman never died after this, till she came to die for good and all.   --L'Estrange.
 -- Good breeding, polite or polished manners, formed by education; a polite education.
    Distinguished by good humor and good breeding.   --Macaulay.
 -- Good cheap, literally, good bargain; reasonably cheap.
 -- Good consideration Law. (a) A consideration of blood or of natural love and affection. --Blackstone. (b) A valuable consideration, or one which will sustain a contract.
 Good fellow, a person of companionable qualities. [Familiar]
 Good folk, or Good people, fairies; brownies; pixies, etc. [Colloq. Eng. & Scot.]
 Good for nothing. (a) Of no value; useless; worthless. (b) Used substantively, an idle, worthless person.
    My father always said I was born to be a good for nothing.   --Ld. Lytton.
 -- Good Friday, the Friday of Holy Week, kept in some churches as a fast, in memoory of our Savior's passion or suffering; the anniversary of the crucifixion.
 Good humor, or Good-humor, a cheerful or pleasant temper or state of mind.
 Good humor man, a travelling vendor who sells Good Humor ice-cream (or some similar ice-cream) from a small refrigerated truck; he usually drives slowly through residential neighborhoods in summertime, loudly playing some distinctive recorded music to announce his presence. [U. S.]
 Good nature, or Good-nature, habitual kindness or mildness of temper or disposition; amiability; state of being in good humor.
    The good nature and generosity which belonged to his character.   --Macaulay.
    The young count's good nature and easy persuadability were among his best characteristics.   --Hawthorne.
 -- Good people. See Good folk (above).
 Good speed, good luck; good success; godspeed; -- an old form of wishing success. See Speed.
 Good turn, an act of kidness; a favor.
 Good will. (a) Benevolence; well wishing; kindly feeling. (b) Law The custom of any trade or business; the tendency or inclination of persons, old customers and others, to resort to an established place of business; the advantage accruing from tendency or inclination.
    The good will of a trade is nothing more than the probability that the old customers will resort to the old place.   --Lord Eldon.
 -- In good time. (a) Promptly; punctually; opportunely; not too soon nor too late. (b) Mus. Correctly; in proper time.
 To hold good, to remain true or valid; to be operative; to remain in force or effect; as, his promise holds good; the condition still holds good.
 To make good, to fulfill; to establish; to maintain; to supply (a defect or deficiency); to indemmify; to prove or verify (an accusation); to prove to be blameless; to clear; to vindicate.
    Each word made good and true.   --Shak.
    Of no power to make his wishes good.   --Shak.
    I . . . would by combat make her good.   --Shak.
    Convenient numbers to make good the city.   --Shak.
 -- To think good, to approve; to be pleased or satisfied with; to consider expedient or proper.
    If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear.   --Zech. xi. 12.
 Note:Good, in the sense of wishing well, is much used in greeting and leave-taking; as, good day, good night, good evening, good morning, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 well
      adj 1: in good health especially after having suffered illness or
             injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is
             nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at
             least I feel well" [ant: ill]
      2: resulting favorably; "its a good thing that I wasn't there";
         "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw
         you"; "all's well that ends well" [syn: good, well(p)]
      3: wise or advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be well
         to start early" [syn: well(p)]
      n 1: a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil
           or gas or brine
      2: a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
      3: an abundant source; "she was a well of information" [syn: wellspring,
          fountainhead]
      4: an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a
         stairway)
      5: an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding
         something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for
         protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps
      adv 1: (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or
             satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a
             nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the
             children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party
             went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis";
             "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty
             good" [syn: good] [ant: ill]
      2: thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining
         form; "The problem is well understood"; "she was well
         informed"; "shake well before using"; "in order to avoid
         food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked";
         "well-done beef", "well-satisfied customers";
         "well-educated"
      3: indicating high probability; in all likelihood; "I might
         well do it"; "a mistake that could easily have ended in
         disaster"; "you may well need your umbrella"; "he could
         equally well be trying to deceive us" [syn: easily]
      4: (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully;
         "a book well worth reading"; "was well aware of the
         difficulties ahead"; "suspected only too well what might
         be going on"
      5: to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree; "the project
         was well underway"; "the fetus has well developed organs";
         "his father was well pleased with his grades"
      6: favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of
         them"; "he thought well of the book" [ant: ill]
      7: to a great extent or degree; "I'm afraid the film was well
         over budget"; "painting the room white made it seem
         considerably (or substantially) larger"; "the house has
         fallen considerably in value"; "the price went up
         substantially" [syn: considerably, substantially]
      8: with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them
         well" [syn: intimately]
      9: with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say
         nothing more"; "could not well refuse"
      10: with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he
          writes well" [ant: badly]
      11: in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married
          well"; "The children were settled advantageously in
          Seattle" [syn: advantageously] [ant: badly, badly]
      12: in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able
          to live comfortably since her husband died" [syn: comfortably]
      13: without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor;
          "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well" [ant: badly]
      v : come up; "Tears well in her eyes" [syn: swell]
      [also: better, best]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 best
      See well

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 best
      adj 1: (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities;
             "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the
             best time for planting"; "wore his best suit" [ant: worst]
      2: (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more
         advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be better to
         speak to him"; "the White House thought it best not to
         respond" [syn: better(p), best(p)]
      n 1: the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best" [ant:
            worst]
      2: the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who
         tops all others; "he could beat the best of them" [syn: topper]
      3: Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who
         assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the
         discovery of insulin (1899-1978) [syn: C. H. Best, Charles
         Herbert Best]
      adv 1: in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a
             couple of martinis"
      2: it would be sensible; "you'd best stay at home"
      3: from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows
         best"; "I know better." [syn: better]
      v : get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
          [syn: outdo, outflank, trump, scoop]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 best
      See good

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 good
      adj 1: having desirable or positive qualities especially those
             suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the
             hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good
             she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for
             cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table";
             "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior
             paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the
             office" [ant: bad]
      2: having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure";
         "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here" [syn: full]
      3: morally admirable [ant: evil]
      4: deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies
         give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name" [syn: estimable,
          honorable, respectable]
      5: promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation
         agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial
         effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good
         for her" [syn: beneficial]
      6: superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine
         student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good
         weather for the parade" [syn: fine]
      7: agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good
         manners"
      8: of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just
         cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the
         nation is secure only while the nation is honest,
         truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass [syn: just,
         upright, virtuous]
      9: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept
         in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a
         good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient
         engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer";
         "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching" [syn: adept,
          expert, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful]
      10: thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good
          cleaning"
      11: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good
          friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
          [syn: dear, near]
      12: having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the
          welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile";
          "a benevolent nature" [syn: benevolent] [ant: malevolent]
      13: financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure
          investment" [syn: dependable, safe, secure]
      14: most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good
          time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the
          time is ripe for great sociological changes" [syn: right,
           ripe]
      15: resulting favorably; "its a good thing that I wasn't there";
          "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw
          you"; "all's well that ends well" [syn: well(p)]
      16: exerting force or influence; "the law is effective
          immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law
          is already in effect (or in force)" [syn: effective, in
          effect(p), in force(p)]
      17: feeling healthy and free of aches and pains; "I feel good"
          [syn: good(p)]
      18: capable of pleasing; "good looks"
      19: appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book" [syn:
          serious]
      20: in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have
          one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body" [syn: sound]
      21: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to
          health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good
          night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"
          [syn: beneficial, salutary]
      22: not forged; "a good dollar bill"
      23: not left to spoil; "the meat is still good" [syn: unspoiled,
           unspoilt]
      24: generally admired; "good taste"
      n 1: benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"
      2: moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be
         found in people" [syn: goodness] [ant: evil, evil]
      3: that which is good or valuable or useful; "weigh the good
         against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are
         happiness and self-realization" [syn: goodness] [ant: bad,
          bad]
      adv 1: (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or
             satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a
             nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the
             children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party
             went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis";
             "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty
             good" [syn: well] [ant: ill]
      2: in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used
         informally for `thoroughly'); "he was soundly defeated";
         "we beat him good" [syn: thoroughly, soundly]
      [also: better, best]