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Definition: Most an end
(m[=o]st), a., superl. of More
. [OE. most, mast,
mest, AS. m[=ae]st; akin to D. meest, OS. m[=e]st, G. meist,
Icel. mestr, Goth. maists; a superl. corresponding to E.
more. [root]103. See More
1. Consisting of the greatest number or quantity; greater in
number or quantity than all the rest; nearly all. “Most
men will proclaim every one his own goodness.”
The cities wherein most of his mighty works were
done. --Matt. xi.
2. Greatest in degree; as, he has the most need of it. “In
the moste pride.”
3. Highest in rank; greatest. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Note: Most is used as a noun, the words part, portion,
quantity, etc., being omitted, and has the following
meanings: 1. The greatest value, number, or part;
preponderating portion; highest or chief part. 2. The
utmost; greatest possible amount, degree, or result;
especially in the phrases to make the most of, at the
most, at most.
A quarter of a year or some months at the most.
A covetous man makes the most of what he has.
For the most part
, in reference to the larger part of a
thing, or to the majority of the persons, instances, or
things referred to; as, human beings, for the most part,
are superstitious; the view, for the most part, was
Most an end
, generally. See An end
, under End
[Obs.] “She sleeps most an end.”