from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. superlative form of well-known: most well-known.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. most familiar or renowned


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Head Start, one of the best-known creations of the War on Poverty, even today reaches only 40 percent of eligible three- and four-year-olds.

    The Good Fight

  • The best-known offshoot of the rock-and-roll movement, the hippies of the 1960s and 1970s, are well known for their libertine attitudes but, ironically, they found themselves in the same contradictory place as their redneck archenemies.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Harris Corp. is the best-known maker of stingrays, like the one above.

    Feds Shift Tracking Defense

  • NEW YORK—The market's best-known anxiety gauge climbed higher for a fourth session to finish at its highest close in a month Thursday as U.S. stocks declined sharply on economic growth concerns sparked by a dour outlook from the Federal Reserve.

    'Fear' Gauge Hits High For Month

  • The new edition of "The Silver Spoon" includes an updated selection of menus from 23 of the world's best-known Italian chefs—including four from the U.S.

    Classics Made New

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns one of his best-known paintings, "St. Martin de Porres," a 1983 work that depicts a Peruvian saint surrounded by a zoo's worth of tropical birds and beasts.

    An Oddball Menagerie

  • Silver Lake Partners isn't among the best-known investors in the private-equity business.

    Silver Lake Takes on the Big Fish

  • Don't be fooled by the options market's best-known sentiment gauge, the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, which finished the year close to its sleepiest readings in months.

    New Year to Test Muted 'Fear Gauge'

  • The best-known measure of options prices is the CBOE's VIX, commonly known as the "fear gauge."

    New Year to Test Muted 'Fear Gauge'

  • Mr. Cronenberg, 68, is best-known for thrillers, horror films and science fiction pictures such as "The Fly."

    Sometimes a Movie Is Just a Movie


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.