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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
          • Beyond that, Neopaganism may be most helpfully identified by what it is not, neither Christian nor Judaic, neither monotheistic nor agnostic, neither Oriental nor humanist.
          • The Americans are among the most generous tippers in the world.
          • Thus the observed differences in GM atrophy rates in this study were most likely not caused by pseudoatrophy, but by true differences in volume loss.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Most of us didn't plan to be designers; we just fell into the job.
          • Most snackers don't have time to eat a proper meal.
          • Most kids age out of that by the time they're ten or eleven years old.
        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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                Source: Wiktionary
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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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