finest

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfaɪnɪst/
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finest

  1. superlative form of fine: most fine
    This is the finest wine you can get here.
    Use the finest sandpaper available.
    • 1960 December, Cecil J. Allen, “Operating a mountain main line: the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon: Part One”, in Trains Illustrated, page 743:
      From time to time the coaches of the Lötschberg Railway itself, which in comfort and décor can rank with the finest in Europe today, travel far from the frontiers of Switzerland on through workings such as these.

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finest pl (plural only)

  1. (US, informal, probably controversial) Police officers.
    Fifty of New York's finest were on hand for security.
  2. (US, informal, probably controversial) Members of the military
    • 1977-1980, Lou Sullivan, personal diary, quoted in 2019, Ellis Martin, Zach Ozma (editors), We Both Laughed In Pleasure
      Told him I'd had a fun time with a sailor & he said, "Oh no! Are you corrupting our country's finest?"

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Adjective[edit]

finest

  1. indefinite singular superlative degree of fin