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a    a great majority of; nearly all  
most people like eggs     
b    (as pronoun; functioning as sing or pl)  
most of them don't know, most of it is finished     
2    the most  
a    the superlative of many and much  
you have the most money, the most apples     
b    (as pronoun)  
the most he can afford is two pounds     
3    at (the) most   at the maximum  
that girl is four at the most     
4    for the most part   generally  
5    make the most of   to use to the best advantage  
she makes the most of her accent     
6    than most   than most others  
the leaves are greener than most     
7    the most  
Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   wonderful  
that chick's the most     
8    the most   used to form the superlative of some adjectives and adverbs  
the most beautiful daughter of all     
9       the superlative of       much  
people welcome a drink most after work     
10    (intensifier)  
a most absurd story     
11      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal or dialect   almost  
most every town in this state     
     (Old English mast or mæst, whence Middle English moste, mest; compare Old Frisian maest, Old High German meist, Old Norse mestr)  
More and most should be distinguished when used in comparisons. More applies to cases involving two persons, objects, etc., most to cases involving three or more:  
John is the more intelligent of the two, he is the most intelligent of the students     

      suffix   forming the superlative degree of some adjectives and adverbs  
hindmost, uppermost     
     (Old English -mæst, -mest, originally a superlative suffix, later mistakenly taken as derived from mæst (adv) most)  
Most Honourable  
      n   a courtesy title applied to marquesses and members of the Privy Council and the Order of the Bath  
Most Reverend  
      n   (in Britain) a courtesy title applied to Anglican and Roman Catholic archbishops  
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the most important or central part of something
[US] The core of the book focuses on the period between 1660 and 1857.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
be the most affected by a unpleasant situation; be considered the main responsible for a negative event
E.g.: If the deadline is not met, the production department will bear the brunt
ideas, matters that people are currently most interested in
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
term used to refer to the footprints of most animals
The Most Ultimate Level Possible , Really Good Scene , Level Beyond Trillion, Beyond Typical
" Thats A Strillion Car" , "He's Doing A Strillion Scene", Strillion Outfit
forced by a medical condition to spend most of the time home
a teenager who spends most of his time in front of a screen (computer, smartphone, tablet, TV)
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
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