Word "BEST" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
Synonyms:
c. h. best, charles herbert best

Part of Speech:
Adjective
Definition:
(comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
Synonyms:
better
Examples:
the White House thought it best not to respond

Part of Speech:
Adverb
Definition:
from a position of superiority or authority
Synonyms:
better
Examples:
father knows best

Crossword Clues for BEST

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Clue Source Date
Optimal The Telegraph Quick 21 Jul 2022
Greatest USA Today 16 Jul 2022
Insulin co-discoverer Canadiana 11 Jul 2022
Top LA Times Daily 19 Jun 2022
Footballer from Belfast, second-to-none The Telegraph Cryptic 23 May 2022
Top-of-the-line Universal 09 May 2022
Optimum Eugene Sheffer 04 May 2022
Most excellent The Washington Post Sunday 01 May 2022
Highest quality The Guardian Quick 12 Apr 2022
Outdo Wall Street Journal 26 Mar 2022
Highest-quality Newsday 21 Mar 2022
Awards adjective The Washington Post 20 Feb 2022
Awards adjective LA Times Daily 20 Feb 2022
Inferior to none Universal 17 Feb 2022
Top bishop is in Paris The Times Cryptic 08 Feb 2022
Second to none The Washington Post 07 Feb 2022
Second to none LA Times Daily 07 Feb 2022
Optimum Eugene Sheffer 29 Jan 2022
Optimum Thomas Joseph 26 Jan 2022
Oscars adjective Universal 16 Jan 2022
Top-ranked Universal 13 Jan 2022
Outdo LA Times Daily 07 Jan 2022
___-case scenario USA Today 03 Jan 2022
As good as possible The Guardian Quick 28 Dec 2021
Optimum The Telegraph Quick 23 Dec 2021
Unsurpassed LA Times Daily 02 Dec 2021
Second to none at the start of 11 across Irish Times Crosaire 19 Nov 2021
Top-quality LA Times Daily 11 Nov 2021
... worst risks son's raised The Guardian Cryptic 11 Nov 2021
Optimal The Telegraph Quick 28 Oct 2021
The Number One starting for all sides today Irish Times Crosaire 23 Oct 2021
Common awards word LA Times Daily 20 Oct 2021
Common awards word The Washington Post 20 Oct 2021
Top New York Times 19 Oct 2021
'You're My ___ Friend' (Queen song) USA Today 14 Oct 2021
Optimum Eugene Sheffer 12 Oct 2021
Unsurpassed Newsday 08 Oct 2021
Outdo Universal 08 Oct 2021
Highest in quality Newsday 28 Sep 2021
Most optimal Universal 28 Sep 2021
Optimal Canadiana 27 Sep 2021
Tops New York Times 26 Sep 2021
First defeat The Telegraph Cryptic 23 Sep 2021
Part of BFF Family Time 19 Sep 2021
Optimum Eugene Sheffer 13 Sep 2021
Surpass, or unsurpassed Wall Street Journal 11 Sep 2021
'Yours truly' alternative The Washington Post 04 Sep 2021
"Yours truly" alternative LA Times Daily 04 Sep 2021
Optimum The Telegraph Quick 19 Aug 2021
Finest possible Newsday 18 Aug 2021
Oscars category adjective The Washington Post 09 Aug 2021
Oscars category adjective LA Times Daily 09 Aug 2021
Outplay LA Times Daily 29 Jul 2021
Outplay The Washington Post 29 Jul 2021
Greatest USA Today 29 Jul 2021
Opposite of worst USA Today 02 Jul 2021
The "B" in BFF Universal 27 Jun 2021
Letter ender, perhaps Newsday 19 Jun 2021
Word in a Tony Award USA Today 25 Apr 2021
'The ___' (Tina Turner hit) USA Today 13 Apr 2021
Sample of microbes tested in the cream Irish Times Crosaire 07 Apr 2021
Opposite of worst USA Today 29 Mar 2021
A BFF word Family Time 14 Mar 2021
Optimum The Telegraph Quick 04 Mar 2021
Most excellent footballer The Sun Two Speed 28 Feb 2021
Optimum The Sun Two Speed 28 Feb 2021
Oscar category adjective Wall Street Journal 23 Feb 2021
'It's for the ___' Jonesin 12 Jan 2021
Outclass Newsday 07 Jan 2021
Optimum Eugene Sheffer 05 Jan 2021
Outdo The Washington Post 08 Nov 2020
Outdo LA Times Daily 08 Nov 2020
__ man The Washington Post 28 Oct 2020
__ man LA Times Daily 28 Oct 2020
Second to none Newsday 12 Oct 2020
Winning a blue ribbon New York Times 12 Oct 2020
Most favorable Newsday 20 Sep 2020
Highest in quality Newsday 14 Sep 2020
Optimal Thomas Joseph 22 Jul 2020
Top-of-the-line New York Times 21 Jul 2020
___ in show (canine award) New York Times 20 Jul 2020
Amongst microbes tested in the cream Irish Times Crosaire 17 Jul 2020
Superlative New York Times 13 Jul 2020
Correspondence sign-off The Washington Post 12 Jul 2020
Correspondence sign-off LA Times Daily 12 Jul 2020
Numero uno Universal 23 Jun 2020
To the highest degree Newsday 14 Jun 2020
Take down Newsday 30 May 2020
Optimal Wall Street Journal 30 May 2020
Alternative to 'Yours truly' New York Times 28 May 2020
Academy Awards word Wall Street Journal 16 May 2020
Finest USA Today 07 May 2020
Worst footballer? The Telegraph Cryptic 28 Apr 2020
Academy Award adjective The Washington Post Sunday 12 Apr 2020
Top-rated Thomas Joseph 19 Mar 2020
Award adjective LA Times Daily 12 Feb 2020
Award adjective The Washington Post 12 Feb 2020
___ Picture (Oscars category)
Common letter closer Newsday 13 Dec 2019
Footballer George The Telegraph Quick 10 Dec 2019
Least bad Universal 10 Nov 2019
Second to none LA Times Daily 06 Nov 2019
Second to none The Washington Post 06 Nov 2019
Top-of-the-line Universal 04 Nov 2019
*Top, or tops Universal 29 Oct 2019
Part of BFF New York Times 01 Oct 2019
Defeat New York Times 25 Sep 2019
Numero uno, with 'the' The Washington Post 16 Sep 2019
Numero uno, with "the" LA Times Daily 16 Sep 2019
Overcome famous footballer The Telegraph Cryptic 10 Sep 2019
Friendly email sign-off Universal 07 Sep 2019
Better than better Family Time 25 Aug 2019
Oscars adjective Universal 10 Aug 2019
Most excellent The Times Concise 30 Jul 2019
Informal letter signoff USA Today 21 Jul 2019
Ultimate effort Newsday 14 Jun 2019
Oscar category word USA Today 11 Jun 2019
Outdo The Telegraph Quick 14 May 2019
''Level'' effort Newsday 03 May 2019
Maradona good, Pelé better, George? The Telegraph Cryptic 16 Apr 2019
Banting and ____ (Insulin discoverers ) Canadiana 15 Apr 2019
Oscars word USA Today 12 Apr 2019
Common email sign-off word New York Times 01 Apr 2019
Highest-quality Newsday 01 Apr 2019
Worst in a competition New York Times 14 Mar 2019
Outperform Wall Street Journal 07 Mar 2019
Superlatively good Irish Times Simplex 01 Mar 2019
Place higher than Newsday 16 Feb 2019
Cream of the crop The Washington Post 16 Jan 2019
Cream of the crop LA Times Daily 16 Jan 2019
Oscars adjective
One-word letter closing
Oscar category word
Top-of-the-line
Common email sign-off word
Informal letter signoff
Numero uno, with "the"
Defeat
Part of BFF
*Top, or tops
Friendly email sign-off
Cream of the crop
Outdo
Worst in a competition
Outperform
Correspondence sign-off
Outdo Newsday 21 Dec 2018
Ultimately better? Universal 12 Dec 2018
Second to none Wall Street Journal 12 Dec 2018
Oscar adjective Wall Street Journal 11 Dec 2018
Maradona good — Pelé better — George? The Sun Two Speed 07 Dec 2018
It has none better Universal 23 Nov 2018
Worst as verb, not as adjective The Telegraph Cryptic 21 Oct 2018
Vanquish Wall Street Journal 13 Oct 2018
Triumph over Wall Street Journal 10 Oct 2018
Defeat the pick of the bunch The Telegraph Cryptic 10 Oct 2018
Optimal Premier Sunday 16 Sep 2018
One-up New York Times 08 Sep 2018
Second to none on all sides today Irish Times Crosaire 18 Aug 2018
Live on street that's most desirable The Telegraph Toughie 08 Aug 2018
Blue-ribbon USA Today 19 Jul 2018
Worst gamble accommodating son The Telegraph Cryptic 18 Jul 2018
Unexcelled Newsday 08 Jul 2018
Of the highest quality Newsday 25 Jun 2018
Sunday ___ New York Times 22 Jun 2018
Top New York Times 07 Jun 2018
Most outstanding Newsday 20 May 2018
___ practice The Washington Post Sunday 13 May 2018
Optimal Newsday 13 May 2018
With 51-Down, tops The Washington Post 14 Apr 2018
With 51-Down, tops LA Times Daily 14 Apr 2018
Outwit; most excellent The Times Concise 03 Apr 2018
What nothing is better than Family Time 12 Mar 2018
Finest Premier Sunday 11 Mar 2018
Cream of the crop Universal 04 Mar 2018
It's better than better Universal 21 Feb 2018
Top-quality Newsday 14 Feb 2018
Highest in quality The Washington Post 22 Jan 2018
Highest in quality LA Times Daily 22 Jan 2018
Oscars superlative USA Today 20 Jan 2018
Top of the line The Washington Post 15 Jan 2018
Top of the line LA Times Daily 15 Jan 2018
Second to none USA Today 15 Jan 2018
Worst The Times Concise 07 Jan 2018
Blue-ribbon
Highest in quality
Oscar adjective
Top of the line
With 51-Down, tops
Oscar adjective The Washington Post 01 Jan 2018
One-up
Oscar adjective LA Times Daily 01 Jan 2018
Top
Vanquish
Triumph over
Second to none
Oscar adjective
Second to none
Oscars superlative
Ultimately better?
It's better than better
It has none better
Sunday ___
Top-shelf Newsday 22 Dec 2017
Brightest's cohort Universal 30 Nov 2017
It's better than better Family Time 12 Nov 2017
Worthy of a blue ribbon USA Today 28 Aug 2017
Oscars category word USA Today 10 Aug 2017
Unsurpassable Newsday 20 Jul 2017
#1 Wall Street Journal 05 Jul 2017
Drummer replaced by Starr USA Today 01 Jul 2017
It's better than better (with "the") Universal 26 Jun 2017
Part of BFF Family Time 26 Jun 2017
Leading The Washington Post 09 Jun 2017
Most suitably The Times Concise 09 Jun 2017
Leading LA Times Daily 09 Jun 2017
Amongst microbes traditionally in the cream Irish Times Crosaire 29 May 2017
Pete, the Beatles' drummer before Starr USA Today 21 May 2017
Award category word New York Times 07 May 2017
Beat The Washington Post 29 Apr 2017
Beat LA Times Daily 29 Apr 2017
Overcome New York Times 09 Apr 2017
Top of the line USA Today 26 Feb 2017
Top-shelf New York Times 29 Jan 2017
Most desirable Newsday 09 Jan 2017
Award category word
Brightest's cohort
Top-shelf
Beat
It's better than better (with "the")
Leading
Overcome
Drummer replaced by Starr
Oscars category word
Pete, the Beatles' drummer before Starr
Top of the line
Worthy of a blue ribbon
Top-ranked Newsday 28 Dec 2016
Word used when there is none better? Universal 16 Dec 2016
Outdo George? The Telegraph Toughie 29 Nov 2016
Casual sign-off in a letter New York Times 22 Nov 2016
Cream LA Times Daily 20 Nov 2016
Better than good Universal 10 Sep 2016
Nonpareil LA Times Daily 01 Sep 2016
Oscar title starter Universal 27 Jun 2016
Finish ahead of New York Times 19 Jun 2016
Top-of-the-line USA Today 13 Jun 2016
Outwit Wall Street Journal 14 May 2016
Unequaled Premier Sunday 24 Apr 2016
Tip-top The Washington Post 13 Apr 2016
Word in most Grammy categories The Washington Post 10 Apr 2016
Outduel, e.g New York Times 06 Apr 2016
Oscar superlative Universal 01 Apr 2016
Outsmart Jonesin 02 Feb 2016
First-rate Eugene Sheffer 29 Jan 2016
A+++ New York Times 25 Jan 2016
A+++ The Washington Post 04 Jan 2016
Casual sign-off in a letter
Nonpareil
Cream
Word used when there is none better?
Oscar title starter
A+++
Top-of-the-line
Finish ahead of
Highest quality Newsday 16 Nov 2015
Most suitable Universal 11 Nov 2015
Unsurpassable Eugene Sheffer 17 Oct 2015
Number one LA Times Daily 05 Oct 2015
See 44-Down LA Times Daily 29 Sep 2015
Cream of the crop New York Times 14 Sep 2015
Limit of one's ability The Guardian Quick 11 Jul 2015
First word in every Academy Award category New York Times 26 May 2015
Overcome Newsday 01 May 2015
Supreme The Telegraph Quick 16 Apr 2015
Unsurpassed, or surpass LA Times Daily 13 Apr 2015
Top-rated Eugene Sheffer 09 Apr 2015
Better than better Universal 06 Mar 2015
Defeat unbeatable The Telegraph Toughie 26 Feb 2015
Unsurpassed, or surpass
Nonpareil
Overcome
Second to none
Second to none
Cream of the crop
First word in every Academy Award category
Top-quality
Beat
Better than better
Most suitable
Highest in quality
Highest quality
Number one
Like the blue ribbon winner
See 44-Down
Unsurpassed, or surpass
Cream of the crop
Crème de la crème
Highest-quality
Better superlative
Outdo
Good's superlative
Get the better of
Vanessa Williams "Save the ___ for Last"
__ in Show: dog prize
Awards show superlative
Original Beatles drummer Pete
As good as it gets
Top-rate
Oscar category word
Outdo
Unexcelled
Greatest
Oscar category word
Cream of the crop
Foremost
With "in" and 25-Down, blue ribbon earner
Foo Fighters "___ of You"
Brief letter closing
What father knows?
Word before friend or seller
Word on an Oscar
Top
Start of the title for every Oscar
"It's for the ___" Straylight Run
Letter closer
Top-of-the-line
Second to none
See 88-Down
Finest
Finest
Pete from the Beatles
Like the champ
See 88-Down
Cream of the crop
Word in an award category
A-number-one
Defeat
Outdo
___ in Show (Westminster prize)
Letter sign-off
Gold medalist, vis-à-vis competitors
As good as it gets
Word on Oscars
Met basso
Top-shelf
Letter ender, perhaps
As good as it gets
Part of BFF
Gold medalist, vis- -vis competitors
"___ in Show"
Foremost
Top of the line
With 10-Down, favored the most
Optimal
Letter sign-off
Tops
Tops
At the top of the heap
At the top of the heap
Optimal
Blue ribbon-worthy
"Father Knows ___"
Crème de la crème
Blue ribbon-worthy
Top
Cream of the crop
"__ in Show"
Film-award word
"__ in Show"
#1
Like a 63 Across?
___ Actress (Oscar category that Halle Berry was the first African-American woman to win in 2002)
Vanquish
Top of the line
Outperform
New York Times ___-seller list (prestigious roster of literary works since 1942)
Letter sign-off
Optimal
Pre-Starr Beatle
Top
Second to none
Most helpful
Second-to-none
Oscars word
Prize-winning
Nonpareil
Excelling all others
Second to none
Top
Superlatively good
Top-rated
Top-quality
Outcompete
Oscar-night word
Oscar superlative
Outdo
Deserving a blue ribbon
With 21-Across, theme of this puzzle
Word on a blue ribbon
Top-quality
Starr predecessor
Better than better
Cream of the crop
Starr predecessor
Top
How father knows
Conquer
Kindest regards
Overthrow
Most outstanding
Blue-ribbon word
___ in Show (Westminster prize)
Tops
Tops
Finest possible
A-one
Word before boy or man
Outrun, say
Outrun, say
Award-category word
Top of the heap
Top
Kindest regards
Compilation word
Eclipse
Brightest cohort
Tops
Paramount
Brightest cohort
Optimal
Trump
Primo
Oscar title starter
Nonpareil
Foremost
Word on a blue ribbon
Superlative of good
"The ___ Is Yet to Come"
Defeat
Brief letter sign-off
Word on a blue ribbon
Vanquish
Top
Gold medal-winning
Top of the line
Unmatched
Superior
Superior
A+
Top spot
Vanquish
Top-shelf
Brief letter sign-off
Second to none
Sunday garb?
Greatest
Top of the heap
Oscar superlative
Kindest regards
Top-rated
With 47-Down, what the films in this puzzle are nominated for
Informal letter closing
#1
Tops in quality
Most outstanding
Top of the line
Type of bet
Superlatively good
More than better
Worst or finest
"__ in Show": 2000 film
Rating a blue ribbon
Taking the blue ribbon
"__ in Show": 2000 film
More than better
Superlatively good
Type of bet
Ten recipient
Unsurpassed
Unexcelled
Optimum
Most desirable
Trounce
Number one
Optimum condition
To the highest degree
Topnotch
Outsmart
Win out over
Top-of-the-line
Outperform
Award-worthy
Crème de la crème
Defeat
Highest-quality
First-place
One-up
Most advantageous
One-up
Outdo
Of the highest quality
Old-time actress Edna
Beat
Inferior to none
Word on an Oscar
One-up
Word with boy or man
Defeat
Champ
Primo
With 47-Across, Academy Award category
Most advantageous
Surpassing all others
Type of man or boy
Defeat
Tops
Top-level
TV's 'Father Knows _____'
Top of the line
Superlative
Oscar word
Most desirable
Meriting medals
Brief letter closing
Sunday clothing?
Most outstanding
Like all-stars
Part of TCBY
Word before friend or seller
Top-shelf
Sunday clothing?
Most outstanding
Like all-stars
Get the better of
"It was the ___ of times...": Dickens
Sunday garb?
Unsurpassed
Outdo
Vanquish
"__ in Show" (movie picked as one of 2000's top 10 by the American Film Institute)
Utmost
Defeat
Finest
Most qualified
Tops
Tops
Top of the line
"Hit Me With Your _____ Shot"
Informal letter signoff
Brief letter sign-off
Bet or buy lead-in
Of the highest grade
First-rate
First-rate
Optimal
Of top quality
Top-level
Top of the line
Whip
Numero uno
Unsurpassed
Most suitable
___ wishes
Tops
Optimal
Sunday ___ (finery)
Ride starter
Top-quality
First place
Optimal
Overcome
Top of the heap
A+
Number one
Good's superlative
Superlative
Top quality
Most desirable
Actress Edna
Tiptop
Unsurpassed
Defeat
Letter closing
Insurance writer A.M._____
Overpower
Supreme
Worst
A-one
Better than better
Outstrip
Elite
___ bower (spare anchor)
WORST
Drummer Pete
Carter's "Why Not the ___?"
Optimum
Trounce
Kind of man or seller
Worst, in a way
Outwit
"___ wishes!"
Beatle drummer before Starr
Co-discoverer of insulin
"___ Foot Forward"
"Father Knows ___"
Matchless
Outscore
British actress: 1900–74
Met basso
Girl or seller
Kind of man
Foot to put forward
Superfine
Nonpareil
Edna of stage
Kind of seller
It's yet to be, to Browning
Edna of theater
Witness of a sort, with 50 Across
Actress Edna
Top of the line.
Outdo.
Defeat.
Superlative.
Finest clothes.
To the highest degree.
Utmost.
Most productive of good.
Finest.
Tops.
Defeat or excel.
Largest.
Worst.
Optimum.
Excel.
All for the ___.
Most choice.
The most one can do.
Outstrip.
Most.
In the highest degree.
Matchless.
Excelling all.
Most excellent.
Prime.
Par excellence.
Most desirable.
The March Hare's "___ butter."
"The ___ is yet to be."
Edna or Herbert.
One's finest clothes.
___ wishes.
Surpass.
Second to none.
First grade.
Edna of the theatre.
Actress Edna.
The top.
Topnotch.
Tiptop.
"Actions ___ discover man."—Pope.
Unsurpassed.
Like a winner
See 39-Across
Cheers alternative
Like the champ
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