Another word for best
choicest, finest, greatest, highest, first, transcendent, prime, premium, supreme, optimum, incomparable, culminating, preeminent, leading, crowning, sans pareil (French), paramount, matchless, nonpareil, unrivaled, unparalleled, unsurpassed, second to none, in a class by itself, nonesuch, unequaled, unexcelled, inimitable, beyond compare, superlative, foremost, peerless, champion, top, prize, most desirable, most suitable, most favorable, most advantageous, most outstanding, tip-top*.
Antonyms worst*, poorest, lowest.
Applied especially to things
Applied especially to people
of the elite, belonging to the upper classes, socially preferred, aristocratic; see cultured, distinguishedcultured, distinguished2, noblenoble
skillfully, ably, capably, as well as one can; see well 2.
at most, under the most favorable conditions, under the most favorable circumstances, according to the most favorable interpretation, at the outside*.
Another word for bestadjective
Surpassing all others in quality:optimal, optimum, superlative, unsurpassed. See better
Much more than half:better1, greater, larger, largest, most. See better, big
The superlative or most preferable part of something:choice, cream, crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me, elite, flower, pick, prize1, top. Idioms: cream of the crop, flower of the flock, pick of the bunch (or crop). See better
Friendly greetings:regard (used in plural), respect (used in plural). See greeting
To be greater or better than:better1, exceed, excel, outdo, outmatch, outrun, outshine, outstrip, pass, surpass, top, transcend. (Informal) beat. Idioms: go beyond, go one better. See big
To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition:beat, conquer, defeat, master, overcome, prevail against (or over), rout, subdue, subjugate, surmount, triumph over, vanquish, worst. (Informal) trim, whip. (Slang) ace, lick. Idioms: carry (or win) the day, get (or have) the best of, get (or have) the better of, go someone one better. See win