Best man
Best Best (b[e^]st), a.; superl. of Good. [AS. besta, best, contr. from betest, betst, betsta; akin to Goth. batists, OHG. pezzisto, G. best, beste, D. best, Icel. beztr, Dan. best, Sw. b["a]st. This word has no connection in origin with good. See {Better}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

When he is best, he is a little worse than a man. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject. [1913 Webster]

3. Most; largest; as, the best part of a week. [1913 Webster]

{Best man}, the only or principal groomsman at a wedding ceremony. [1913 Webster]


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  • Best man — may refer to: *Best man, a member of a weddingIn film: * The Best Man (1914 film) * The Best Man (1916 film) * The Best Man (1917 film) * The Best Man (1919 film) * The Best Man (1923 film) * The Best Man (1925 film) * The Best Man (1928 film) *… …   Wikipedia

  • Best Man — ist in angelsächsischen Ländern die Bezeichnung für den (männlichen) Haupt Trauzeugen des Bräutigams. Meist wird diese Ehre dem Bruder oder besten Freund des Bräutigams bzw. Brautpaars zuteil. Sofern einer seiner Freunde für das Zusammenfinden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • best man — n [singular] the man who helps the ↑bridegroom at a wedding ceremony …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • best man — noun singular the friend who helps a BRIDEGROOM at his wedding …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • best man — best′ man′ n. the chief attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding …   From formal English to slang

  • best man — ► NOUN ▪ a male friend or relative chosen by a bridegroom to assist him at his wedding …   English terms dictionary

  • best man — ☆ best man n. the principal attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding …   English World dictionary

  • best man — {n.} The groom s aid (usually his best friend or a relative) at a wedding. * /When Agnes and I got married, my brother Gordon was my best man./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • best man — {n.} The groom s aid (usually his best friend or a relative) at a wedding. * /When Agnes and I got married, my brother Gordon was my best man./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • best\ man — noun the groom s aid (usually his best friend or a relative) at a wedding. When Agnes and I got married, my brother Gordon was my best man …   Словарь американских идиом

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