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EN[məʊst] [moʊst] [-əʊst]
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  • Most may refer to:

    Definition of most in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmostsSUF-most
    1. NU The greatest amount.
      1. The most I can offer for the house is $150,000.
    2. NC A record-setting amount.
    3. Adverb
      1. Superlative form of many.
        1. Most bakers and dairy farmers have to get up early. ‎
      2. Superlative form of much.
        1. Most of the world's water is salty. ‎
      3. (With a definite article) Forms the superlative of many adjectives.
        1. This is the most important example. ‎
      4. To a great extent or degree; highly; very.
        1. This is a most unusual specimen. ‎
    4. Determiner
      1. Superlative form of much.
        1. Most people like chocolate.
        2. Most simply choose to ignore it.
        3. Most want the best for their children.
      2. Superlative form of many.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Being one of the most southerly parts of the UK, the Isle of Wight has a milder subclimate than most other areas.
          • Since the cat is unbagged in the first act, most of the play concerns James's maneuvering between bouts of reconciliation and backsliding.
          • Some of the salt will rise up with the vapors, but most of it will be left in the pan when the water has boiled off.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Most patients (12 cases) underwent pleurectomy/decortication, six had extrapleural pneumonectomy.
          • Most of the officers were dressed in [ … ] a bluish-grey frock-coat of a colour similar to Austrian yagers.
          • Most humans escape from the Wolff-Chaikoff effect as intrathyroidal iodide suppresses further iodide uptake via Na/I symporter inhibition [ 46 ].
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • There weren't so many people at the concert - 40 at most.
          • Our targeted interventions are aimed at the students who need help the most.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Degree adverbs
            • Uncomparable adverbs
            • Determiners
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
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                Meaning of most for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "most" is an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a determiner. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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