Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Best, Charles Herbert 1899-1978. American-born Canadian physiologist noted for his work on the discovery and application of insulin.

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  • proper n. A surname.

Etymologies

From German Beste ("a river in Germany") or from Anglo-Norman beste ("beast"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The riotous Jane Lynch, best known for her role as deliciously horrible cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in the smash hit Glee -- as well as show-stopping performances in Christopher Guest's movies A Mighty Wind, Best in Show and For Your Consideration -- sat down with Animal Fair to give the doggie dish!

    Wendy Diamond: Laughing With Lynch

  • After the cultural show the best participants in the fair has been awarded in four different categories of Best Price, Best food, best Performance and Best of All. In the next session underground band FEAR has officially launched their debut album ‘Oprokashito’ followed by a mind blowing concert performed by FEAR and ULAB students at ULAB auditorium.

    ULAB rocks with Boishakhi Utsav

  • Judged by top celebrities Fearne Cotton, Lisa Snowdon and Mark Heyes, together with Cosmopolitan readers and fashion experts, the awards celebrate the very best in online fashion retailing, representing online fashion with categories including Hottest Partywear, Sexiest Heels and Best for Watches.

    HSamuel voted Cosmopolitan Best for Watches 2009

  • He is best known for his work on politicians trying to manage war, the Best and the Brightest is one of the greatest indictments of the Vietnam war effort.

    Halberstam RIP

  • On his best work Best thing I've ever writter is called Legion.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • I had intended on making another quince tart before the season was over, as it is now, but it just seems like the best way to do is by following Tamasin Day-Lewis' recipe in Simply the Best.

    Quince in Syrup (and ramblings on quince not being a "nana fruit")

  • We wish all the best and wish you to stay on the top as world's Best search engine!

    Bye, bye, beta...

  • I'm not the world's best salesperson, so I think we stay afloat largely because of the number of stories and poems now more than 80 from Not One of Us that get honorable mentions in Best ofs and nominations for various awards.

    A Conversation with John Benson

  • The actor, who is perhaps best known for his roles in Gosford Park, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show (and his directorial effort with The Exonerated), has some firsthand experience, too.

    Mighty Windbags

  • I figure I'll get the best of in the Year's Best collections anyway.

    taking time to digest

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