- 1 used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs of two or more syllables the most boring/beautiful part It was the people with the least money who gave most generously. When most is followed only by an adverb, the is not used:This reason is mentioned most frequently, butThis is the most frequently mentioned reason.
- 2to the greatest degree What did you enjoy (the) most? It was what she wanted most of all. The is often left out in informal English.
- 3 (formal) very; extremely; completely It was most kind of you to meet me. We shall most probably never meet again. This technique looks easy, but it most certainly is not.
- 4 (informal) almost I go to the store most every day.