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the superlative of 'many' and 'much'
nearly all of the people or things in a group, or nearly all of something
Like most people, I try to take a vacation every year.
Most research in this field has been carried out by the Russians.
It was Sunday and most of the shops were shut.
Most of what Hannah told me wasn't true.
Some were barefoot, most were in rags.
most of the time/most days etc
Most of the time it's very quiet here.
Most evenings we just stay in and watch TV.
a larger amount or number than anyone or anything else
The team that scores the most points wins.
Which class has the most children in it?
It's unfair that you should have to pay the most when you earn so little.
The animal that caused most trouble was a little black puppy.
the largest number or amount possible
The aim is to help patients to obtain most benefit from their treatment.
The most you can hope to achieve is just to get him to listen to your ideas.
at (the) most
used to say that you think an amount cannot be larger than the amount you are mentioning
It'll take 20 minutes at the most.
There were at most 50 people in the audience.
The boy looked nine
at the very most
he was probably younger
for the most part
used to say that something is generally true but not completely true
For the most part, people seemed pretty friendly.
make the most of something/get the most out of something
to gain the greatest possible advantage from something
Charming and friendly, she will help you make the most of your visit.
advice on how to get the most out of your computer
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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