most

most
[məʊst] 1.
quantisostantivo femminile
1) (the majority of, nearly all) la maggior parte di

most people — la maggior parte delle persone

2) (superlative: more than all the others)

he got the most votes, money — ha ottenuto il più alto numero di voti, la somma più alta

he had (the) most success in China — ha avuto il maggiore successo in Cina

3) for the most part per la maggior parte; (most of the time) per la maggior parte del tempo; (basically) soprattutto

for the most part, they... — per lo più, loro...

for the most part he works in his office — lavora soprattutto in ufficio

his experience is, for the most part, in publishing — ha esperienza soprattutto in campo editoriale

2.
pronome
1) (the majority)

most of the people — la maggioranza delle persone

most of us — la maggior parte di noi

most of the bread — quasi tutto il pane

most of the money — la maggior parte dei soldi

for most of the day — per quasi tutto il giorno

most agreed — erano quasi tutti d'accordo

2) (the maximum)

the most you can expect is... — il massimo che tu possa sperare è...

the most I can do is... — il massimo che io possa fare è...

what's the most we'll have to pay? — quanto pagheremo al massimo?

3) (more than all the others)

Joe has got the most — Joe ne ha più di tutti

4) at (the) most (at the maximum) al massimo
5) most of all soprattutto
3.
avverbio
1) (used to form superlative)

the most beautiful town in Italy — la più bella città d'Italia

most easily — facilissimamente

2) (very)

most encouraging, odd — molto incoraggiante, strano

most amusing — estremamente divertente

most probably — molto probabilmente

3) (more than all the rest) maggiormente, di più

what most annoyed him was — la cosa che lo irritava di più era

those who will benefit most — quelli che trarranno maggior beneficio

4) AE colloq. (almost) quasi

most everyone — quasi tutti

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to make the most of — sfruttare al massimo [opportunity, resources, situation, space]; godersi il più possibile [holiday, good weather]

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Note:
When used to form the superlative of adjectives, most is translated by il / la / i / le più depending on the gender and number of the noun: the most expensive hotel in Rome = il più costoso albergo di Roma / l'albergo più costoso di Roma; the most beautiful woman in the room = la più bella donna nella stanza / la donna più bella nella stanza; the most difficult problems = i problemi più difficili; the most profitable discussions = le discussioni più utili. Note that in the plural the adjective in the superlative form usually follows the noun it refers to. - For examples and further uses, see the entry below
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[məust] 1. superlative of many, much (often with the) - adjective
1) ((the) greatest number or quantity of: Which of the students has read the most books?; Reading is what gives me most enjoyment.) più
2) (the majority or greater part of: Most children like playing games; Most modern music is difficult to understand.) la maggior parte di, la maggioranza di
2. adverb
1) (used to form the superlative of many adjectives and adverbs, especially those of more than two syllables: Of all the women I know, she's the most beautiful; the most delicious cake I've ever tasted; We see her mother or father sometimes, but we see her grandmother most frequently.) più
2) (to the greatest degree or extent: They like sweets and biscuits but they like ice-cream most of all.) più
3) (very or extremely: I'm most grateful to you for everything you've done; a most annoying child.) molto
4) ((American) almost: Most everyone I know has read that book.) quasi
3. pronoun
1) (the greatest number or quantity: I ate two cakes, but Mary ate more, and John ate (the) most.) più
2) (the greatest part; the majority: He'll be at home for most of the day; Most of these students speak English; Everyone is leaving - most have gone already.) la maggior parte (di)
- at the most
- at most
- for the most part
- make the most of something
- make the most of
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[məʊst] 1.
quantisostantivo femminile
1) (the majority of, nearly all) la maggior parte di

most people — la maggior parte delle persone

2) (superlative: more than all the others)

he got the most votes, money — ha ottenuto il più alto numero di voti, la somma più alta

he had (the) most success in China — ha avuto il maggiore successo in Cina

3) for the most part per la maggior parte; (most of the time) per la maggior parte del tempo; (basically) soprattutto

for the most part, they... — per lo più, loro...

for the most part he works in his office — lavora soprattutto in ufficio

his experience is, for the most part, in publishing — ha esperienza soprattutto in campo editoriale

2.
pronome
1) (the majority)

most of the people — la maggioranza delle persone

most of us — la maggior parte di noi

most of the bread — quasi tutto il pane

most of the money — la maggior parte dei soldi

for most of the day — per quasi tutto il giorno

most agreed — erano quasi tutti d'accordo

2) (the maximum)

the most you can expect is... — il massimo che tu possa sperare è...

the most I can do is... — il massimo che io possa fare è...

what's the most we'll have to pay? — quanto pagheremo al massimo?

3) (more than all the others)

Joe has got the most — Joe ne ha più di tutti

4) at (the) most (at the maximum) al massimo
5) most of all soprattutto
3.
avverbio
1) (used to form superlative)

the most beautiful town in Italy — la più bella città d'Italia

most easily — facilissimamente

2) (very)

most encouraging, odd — molto incoraggiante, strano

most amusing — estremamente divertente

most probably — molto probabilmente

3) (more than all the rest) maggiormente, di più

what most annoyed him was — la cosa che lo irritava di più era

those who will benefit most — quelli che trarranno maggior beneficio

4) AE colloq. (almost) quasi

most everyone — quasi tutti

••

to make the most of — sfruttare al massimo [opportunity, resources, situation, space]; godersi il più possibile [holiday, good weather]

••
Note:
When used to form the superlative of adjectives, most is translated by il / la / i / le più depending on the gender and number of the noun: the most expensive hotel in Rome = il più costoso albergo di Roma / l'albergo più costoso di Roma; the most beautiful woman in the room = la più bella donna nella stanza / la donna più bella nella stanza; the most difficult problems = i problemi più difficili; the most profitable discussions = le discussioni più utili. Note that in the plural the adjective in the superlative form usually follows the noun it refers to. - For examples and further uses, see the entry below

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