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Yes. The word best is a Scrabble US word. The word best is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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You can make 13 words from 'best' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'best'

BEST 6BETS 6

3 letters words from 'best'

BES 5BET 5
EST 3SET 3
TES 3 

2 letters words from 'best'

BE 4ES 2
ET 2ST 2
TE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of best

best ebst bset sbet esbt sebt bets ebts btes tbes etbs tebs bste sbte btse tbse stbe tsbe estb setb etsb tesb steb tseb

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word best. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in best.

Definitions and meaning of best

best

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Etymology 1

From Middle English beste, best, from Old English betst, betest, from Proto-Germanic *batistaz.

Adjective

best (positive good, adverb well, comparative better, superlative (humorous) bestest)

  1. superlative form of good: most good.
  2. Most; largest.
  3. Most superior; most favorable.
    In my opinion, mushrooms are the best pizza toppings.
Usage notes

The comparative gooder and superlative goodest derived from the positive good are nonstandard. In informal (often jocular) contexts, best may be inflected further and given the comparative bester and the superlative bestest; these forms are also nonstandard.

Antonyms
  • baddest (nonstandard)
  • worst
Derived terms
  • bestness
  • bester, bestest
Translations

Adverb

best

  1. superlative form of well: most well
    • 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
      He prayeth best, who loveth best / All things both great and small.
    • At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy ; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  2. To the most advantage; with the most success, cause, profit, benefit, or propriety.
    • Had I not best go to her?
Translations

Noun

best (countable and uncountable, plural bests)

  1. (uncountable) The supreme effort one can make, or has made.
    I did my best.
    My personal best in that race is eighteen minutes, four seconds.
  2. (uncountable) One's best behavior.
    I was somewhat distant lately, and my lady promised me head every Tuesday of the week when I'm nice to her, so I better be on my best.
  3. (countable) The person (or persons; or thing or things) that is (are) most excellent.
    Even the best of us makes mistakes.
    We're the best of friends.
    • 1994, Otis L. Guernsey and Jeffrey Sweet, The Best Plays of 1993-1994, page vii:
      Mel Gussow reviews the bests of off off Broadway
    • 1995 October, Cincinnati Magazine, [2]:
      But in true Cincinnati style, the bests consistently outnumber the worsts.
    • 2011, G. Edward Evans, Sheila S. Intner, and Jean Riddle Weihs, Introduction to Technical Services, page 149:
      There are the bests for each institution, the bests for coalitions, and, of course, the bests for the group as a whole.
    • 2013, Jesse Jose, Collections Of My Best And Most-Hated, "A Cup O' Kapeng Barako" Writings, page 209:
      If he's one of the bests, he should be fighting the bests, NOT the pipitsugins.
Translations

Verb

best (third-person singular simple present bests, present participle besting, simple past and past participle bested)

  1. To surpass in skill or achievement.
  2. (transitive) To beat in a contest
Antonyms
  • worst
Translations

Related terms

  • better
  • bestest

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Shortening of had best

Verb

best

  1. (modal verb, colloquial) Had best.
    It's getting late. You best get on home.
Usage notes
  • Although it is sometimes considered an adverb, best is virtually synonymous with should in We best be going. and ought to We best go.. Should and ought are auxiliary verbs.

References

  • best at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • best in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • BTEs, Bets, bets

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛst/
  • Hyphenation: best
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch best, from Old Dutch *betst, from Proto-Germanic *batistaz, superlative of *gōdaz. Compare Low German best, English best, West Frisian best, German besten, Danish bedst.

Adjective

best

  1. Superlative form of goed; best.
  2. fine, okay
    Mag ik buiten spelen? — Ik vind het best, als je maar voor het eten weer thuis bent.
    May I go and play outside? — It's fine with me, as long as you're back home again before dinner.
Inflection
  • (definite inflected form): beste
Synonyms
  • (fine): prima
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: beste
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: besti
  • Negerhollands: bes, best

Adverb

best

  1. quite, rather
    Dat zou best kunnen.
    It's quite possible.

Etymology 2

Noun

best f (plural besten, diminutive bestje n)

  1. (dated, chiefly diminutive) Alternative form of bes (old woman).

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *betst, from Proto-Germanic *batistaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /best/

Adjective

best

  1. best; superlative degree of goet

Adverb

best

  1. best; superlative degree of wel

Descendants

  • Dutch: best
    • Afrikaans: beste
    • Berbice Creole Dutch: besti
    • Negerhollands: bes, best
  • Limburgish: bès

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English betst, betest.

Adjective

best

  1. Alternative form of beste

Adverb

best

  1. Alternative form of beste

Etymology 2

From Old French beste.

Noun

best

  1. Alternative form of beeste

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse beztr

Adjective

best

  1. indefinite singular superlative degree of god: best
  2. indefinite singular superlative degree of bra: best

Derived terms

  • bestselger
  • bestselgende

References

  • “best” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse beztr

Adjective

best

  1. indefinite singular superlative degree of god: best
  2. indefinite singular superlative degree of bra

References

  • “best” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Saxon

Alternative forms

  • betst

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *batistaz.

Adverb

best

  1. best

Descendants

  • Low German: best

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [bɛst]

Adjective

best

  1. superlative degree of guid

Derived terms

  • ill-best (best of a bad lot, best of a poor selection)

Noun

best (plural bests)

  1. groomsman

Swedish

Etymology

Ultimately from Latin bēstia.

Pronunciation

  • Homophone: bäst

Noun

best c

  1. beast

Declension

Anagrams

  • bets

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to outdo.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)