1. in the greatest quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number: to win the most votes.2. in the majority of instances: Most operations are successful.3. greatest, as in size or extent: the most talent.n.5. the greatest quantity, amount, or degree; the utmost: The most I can hope for is a passing grade.6. the greatest number or the majority of a class specified: Most of his writing is rubbish.7. the greatest number: The most this room will seat is 150.8. the majority of persons: to be more sensitive than most.9. at the most, at the maximum. Also, at most.10. make the most of, to use to greatest advantage; utilize fully: to make the most of an opportunity.12. in or to the greatest extent or degree (in this sense often used before adjectives and adverbs, and regularly before those of more than two syllables, to form superlative phrases having the same force and effect as the superlative degree formed by the termination -est): most rapid; most wisely.13. very: a most puzzling case.14. Informal. almost or nearly.Usage. 14. The adverb MOST, a shortened form of almost, is far from being either a recent development or an Americanism. It goes back to the 16th century in England, where it is now principally a dialect form. In American English it occurs before such pronouns as all, anyone, anybody, everyone, and everybody; the adjectives all, any, and every; and adverbs like anywhere and everywhere: Most everyone around here is related to everyone else. You can find that plant most anywhere. This use of MOST is often objected to, but it is common in the informal speech of educated persons. It is less common in edited writing except in representations of speech.
* * *German Brüxcity, northwestern Czech Republic. It lies along the Bílina River, southwest of Útsí nad Labem. It was mentioned in early 11th-century German documents as Brüx, which means “bridge,” as does its Czech name. This probably refers to an ancient structure spanning marshy ground near the old town.Most is the heart of the northern Bohemian coalfield. In the 1960s, in connection with expansion of the coalfield, the town was entirely relocated; the project included the spectacular removal of the medieval Gothic Church of St. Mary to the new site. The production of steel, chemicals, and ceramics is important in Most. Pop. (2004 est.) 67,905.
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