mest

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See also: Mest, mést, měst, мест, and месть

Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mest

  1. most; to the highest degree
    Den er mest afskyelig af dem alle.
    It is the most despicable of them all.
  2. most; in the largest quantity
    Hun havde mest plads.
    She had the most space.

Adverb[edit]

mest

  1. mostly; for the most part
    Gruppen bestod mest af immigranter fra Skotland.
    The group consisted chiefly of Scottish immigrants.
  2. most of the time
    Sommetider gik hun ture, men mest sov hun.
    She would sometimes go for walks, but mostly, she slept.

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch mest, from Old Dutch *mist, from Proto-Germanic *mihstuz. Probably derived from *mīganą (to urinate) + *-þuz.

Cognate with German Mist, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍃𐍄𐌿𐍃 (maihstus).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛst/
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  • Hyphenation: mest
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Noun[edit]

mest m or n (uncountable)

  1. dung
  2. fertilizer

Usage notes[edit]

Mest is in modern usage masculine in the Netherlands, but may also be neuter in Belgium.

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mestr, from Proto-Germanic *maist.

Adverb[edit]

mest (superlative of nógv, comparative meira)

  1. most

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Kurdish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mest

  1. drunk

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Lithuanian mesti, see there for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

mest tr., 1st conj., pres. metu, met, met, past metu

  1. to throw

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English mist (mist; darkness; dimness (of eyesight)); see myst for more information.

Noun[edit]

mest (plural meystes)

  1. Alternative form of myst.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mestr, from Proto-Germanic *maist.

Adjective[edit]

mest

  1. indefinite superlative degree of mye

Adverb[edit]

mest

  1. most; used in construction of superlative of long/foreign adjectives

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mestr, from Proto-Germanic *maist.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mest

  1. most; used in construction of superlative of long/foreign adjectives
  2. almost

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *maist, *maistaz (most). Compare Old English mǣst, Old Frisian māst, Old High German meist, Old Norse mestur, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍄𐍃 (maists), 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍄 (maist).

Adverb[edit]

mēst

  1. most

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mestr, from Proto-Germanic *maist.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mest

  1. mostly, most of the time
  2. mostly, mainly; to the larger part
  3. superlative form of mycket. most
  4. superlative form of många. most
  5. Used in construction of the superlative of certain adjectives: most

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