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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Most a., superl. of More.
 1. Consisting of the greatest number or quantity; greater in number or quantity than all the rest; nearly all. Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness.”
    The cities wherein most of his mighty works were done.   --Matt. xi. 20.
 2. Greatest in degree; as, he has the most need of it. “In the moste pride.”
 3. Highest in rank; greatest. [Obs.]
 Note:Most is used as a noun, the words part, portion, quantity, etc., being omitted, and has the following meanings: 1. The greatest value, number, or part; preponderating portion; highest or chief part. 2. The utmost; greatest possible amount, degree, or result; especially in the phrases to make the most of, at the most, at most.
    A quarter of a year or some months at the most.   --Bacon.
    A covetous man makes the most of what he has.   --L'Estrange.
 For the most part, in reference to the larger part of a thing, or to the majority of the persons, instances, or things referred to; as, human beings, for the most part, are superstitious; the view, for the most part, was pleasing.
 Most an end, generally. See An end, under End, n. [Obs.] “She sleeps most an end.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Most, adv.  In the greatest or highest degree.
    Those nearest to this king, and most his favorites, were courtiers and prelates.   --Milton.
 Note:Placed before an adjective or adverb, most is used to form the superlative degree, being equivalent to the termination -est; as, most vile, most wicked; most illustrious; most rapidly.  Formerly, and until after the Elizabethan period of our literature, the use of the double superlative was common.  See More, adv.
    The most unkindest cut of all.   --Shak.
    The most straitest sect of our religion.   --Acts xxvi. 5.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Much a. [Compar. & superl. wanting, but supplied by More and Most from another root.]
 1. Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has fallen; much time.
    Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in.   --Deut. xxviii. 38.
 2. Many in number. [Archaic]
    Edom came out against him with much people.   --Num. xx. 20.
 3. High in rank or position. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 More, a., compar. [Positive wanting; superl. Most ]
 1. Greater; superior; increased; as: (a) Greater in quality, amount, degree, quality, and the like; with the singular.
    He gat more money.   --Chaucer.
    If we procure not to ourselves more woe.   --Milton.
 Note:More, in this sense, was formerly used in connection with some other qualifying word, -- a, the, this, their, etc., -- which now requires the substitution of greater, further, or the like, for more.
 Whilst sisters nine, which dwell on Parnasse height,
 Do make them music for their more delight.   --Spenser.
    The more part knew not wherefore they were come together.   --Acts xix. 32.
    Wrong not that wrong with a more contempt.   --Shak.
 (b) Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; -- with the plural.
    The people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we.   --Ex. i. 9.
 2. Additional; other; as, he wept because there were no more worlds to conquer.
    With open arms received one poet more.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often
             preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in
             number; "who has the most apples?"; "most people like
             eggs"; "most fishes have fins" [syn: most(a)] [ant:
      2: the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns
         and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the
         greatest in amount or extent or degree; "made the most
         money he could"; "what attracts the most attention?";
         "made the most of a bad deal" [syn: most(a)] [ant: least(a)]
      adv 1: used to form the superlative; "the king cobra is the most
             dangerous snake" [syn: to the highest degree] [ant:
      2: very; "a most welcome relief"
      3: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite
         accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for
         `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for
         `almost'; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was
         almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost
         finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly
         fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording
         is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed
         the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most
         everyone agrees" [syn: about, just about, almost, all
         but, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh]