Translation of "best" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /best/ us /best/

A1 superlative of good: better than any other

She’s one of our best students.
Susie is my best friend.
adverb uk /best/ us /best/

A1 superlative of well: most, or more than any other

mejor, más
Which of the songs did you like best?

B1 in the most suitable or satisfactory way

I sleep best with the windows open.
pronoun uk /best/ us /best/
the best

B1 someone or something that is better than any other

el mejor, la mejor, lo mejor
He’s the best of the new players.
noun uk /best/ us /best/
all the best!

A2 used to say that you hope someone will be happy, healthy, successful, etc.

mis mejores deseos
All the best for the game tomorrow!
at its best

B1 at the highest level of achievement or quality

en su máximo esplendor
The new building is an example of architecture at its best.
do/try your best

B1 to try very hard to do something

hacer todo lo posible
I did my best to persuade him.
make the best of something

to try to be positive about a situation you do not like but cannot change

sacar el máximo partido a algo
Our hotel room is small, but we’ll just have to make the best of it.

(Translation of “best” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective, pronoun /best/

(something which is) good to the greatest extent

She wrote the best book on the subject
This is the best (that) I can do
She is my best friend
Which method is (the) best?
The flowers are at their best just now.
best man noun

a man who helps the bridegroom at a wedding

padrino de boda
The best man was looking after the ring.
bestseller noun

something (usually a book) which sells very many copies

best seller, éxito de ventas
Ernest Hemingway wrote several bestsellers.
the best part of

most of; nearly (all of)

la mayoría (de)
I’ve read the best part of two hundred books on the subject.
do one’s best

to try as hard as possible

hacer lo posible
He did his best to be there on time.
for the best

intended to have the best results possible

con la mejor intención, para el bien de alguien
We don’t want to send our son away to boarding school, but we’re doing it for the best.
get the best of

to win, or get some advantage from, (a fight, argument etc)

salir ganando
He was shouting a lot, but I think I got the best of the argument.
make the best of it

to do all one can to turn a failure etc into something successful

tomarse algo lo mejor posible, ver el lado bueno de algo
She is disappointed at not getting into university, but she’ll just have to make the best of it and find a job.

(Translation of “best” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)