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most

adjective, adverb  /moʊst/ us  
the biggest number or amount (of), or more than anything or anyone else; superlative of many or much : Which of you earns the most money? The kids loved the circus, and most of all the clowns. Most is used to form the superlative of many adjectives and adverbs: Joanne is the most intelligent person I know. Most also means almost all: I like most vegetables. Most also means very: He argued his case most persuasively.
most
pronoun  /moʊst/ us  
Most of the players are coming on the next bus.
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