- 1(used as the superlative of “much,” “a lot of,” or “many”)
- 2 the largest in number or amount Who do you think will get (the) most votes? She had the most money of all of them. I spent the most time on the first question. Who ate the most? The director has the most to lose. The can be left out in informal English.
- 3 more than half of someone or something; almost all of someone or something I like most vegetables. Most classical music puts me to sleep. As most of you know, I've decided to resign. Most of the people I had invited turned up. There are thousands of verbs in English and most (of them) are regular. The is not used with most in this meaning. Idioms
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not more than As a news item it merits a short paragraph at most. There were 50 people there, at the very most.
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