Good means pleasant or enjoyable.
→ a Scot word for good
in a satisfactory manner
You say well to indicate that you are about to say something.
You use at best to indicate that even if you describe something as favourably as possible or if it performs as well as it possibly can, it is still not very good.
of, relating to, or denoting a match in which one player competes against the best individual totals of two or more other players at each hole
the assistant to the senior electrician or to the key grip in a film crew
being the best that can possibly be expected ; optimal
the end of the neck of lamb, pork, etc, nearest to the ribs
The best man at a wedding is the man who assists the bridegroom.
If you say that someone had best do something or that they ' d best do it, you mean they ought to do it. Some people consider this to be non-standard.
to be the best guide, authority, etc.
the most outstanding or excellent person, thing, or group in a category
a dearest friend
A best seller is a book of which a lot of copies have been sold.
Second best is used to describe something that is not as good as the best thing of its kind but is better than all the other things of that kind.
If you are in your Sunday best, you are wearing your best clothes, which you only wear for special occasions .
Best practice is the way of running a business or providing a service that is recognized as correct or most effective .
A best-selling product such as a book is very popular and a large quantity of it has been sold.
A sports player's personal best is the highest score or fastest time that they have ever achieved.
all the best:
You can say ' All the best ' when you are saying goodbye to someone, or at the end of a letter.
best in show:
an award to the dog, cat, or other animal judged best of all breeds in a competition
best of all:
You use best of all to indicate that what you are about to mention is the thing that you prefer or that has most advantages out of all the things you have mentioned.
for the best:
If you say that something is for the best, you mean it is the most desirable or helpful thing that could have happened or could be done, considering all the circumstances .
to know best:
If you say that a particular person knows best, you mean that they have a lot of experience and should therefore be trusted to make decisions for other people.
at one's best:
in one's best mood, form, health, etc.
best of breed:
The best of breed is the animal that wins first prize in its section at a dog show.
with the best:
as ably as the most able
all for the best:
turning out to be good or fortunate after all
as best one can:
If someone does something as best they can, they do it as well as they can, although it is very difficult .
a date on packaged food indicating how long it is safe to keep it
get the best of:
to surpass, defeat, or outwit ; better
make the best of:
to cope as well as possible in the unfavourable circumstances of (often in the phrases make the best of a bad job, make the best of it )
one's level best:
the best one can do
six of the best:
six strokes with a cane on the buttocks or hand
the best part of:
to best advantage:
If something is shown to good advantage or to best advantage, it is shown in a way that reveals its best features .
a good second best:
an acceptable alternative
to look one's best:
If you look your best, you are looking as smart and attractive as you can.
a book, record, CD, or other product that has sold in great numbers, esp over a short period
If you make an effort to do something, you try very hard to do it.
come off second best:
to be defeated in competition
do one's level best:
If you say that you will do your level best to do something, you are emphasizing that you will try as hard as you can to do it, even if the situation makes it very difficult .
give someone the best:
to concede someone's superiority
on o's best behavior:
If someone is on their best behavior, they are trying very hard to behave well.
on o's best behaviour:
If someone is on their best behaviour, they are trying very hard to behave well .
the best of friends:
If two people are the best of friends, they are close friends, especially when they have had a disagreement or fight in the past .
Someone who is good-looking has an attractive face .
at the best of times:
You say at the best of times when you are making a negative or critical comment to emphasize that it is true even when the circumstances are as favourable as possible.