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[moʊst] [moʊst]

adv.最,最多(大);much的最高级;非常,很;几乎

adj.many的最高级;最多的,最大的;大概的;大多数的,大部分的

n.最大限度;大部分;大多数人

常用短语

  1. at most

    至多

  2. most of

    大部分,大多数的,绝大多数

  3. most often

    最经常,很多时候,通常来说

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场景例句

  1. He dines alone most nights.

    大多数晚上他都独自进餐。

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  2. He was her most hated enemy.

    他是她最恨的人。

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  3. I walk to work most mornings.

    我大多数早晨步行去上班。

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同义词辨析

  • majority 只能修饰可数名词, the majority of people

    most 可数不可数均可

    most 用于表感受的肯定句中,相当于very,当大部分,大多数解时是形容词或名词, most people,

    mostly 大部分,是副词 the people are mostly…

    词根: -mo- 大,多
  1. most [moʊst] adv. 最,最多(大);much的最高级;非常,很;几乎 adj. many的最高级;最多的,最大的;大概的;大多数的,大部分的 n. 最大限度;大部分;大多数人

    most: -mo-大,多 + -st-最高级后缀 → 最大,最多

  2. more [mɔ:(r)] adv. 更,更多;达到或处于更大的范围或程度;此外,更加 adj. 更多的;(many)的比较级;附加的,额外的 pron. 更多的或附加的人或事物 n. 更多;附加,添加

    more: -mo-大,多 + -re 比较级后缀 → 更大,更多

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most 最多,最大,大多数

来自古英语mast,最大量,最多,来自ma,大,多,词源同more.-st,最高级后缀。

most (adj.)

Old English mast "greatest in number, amount, or extent; largest," earlier mæst, from Proto-Germanic *maistaz (source also of Old Saxon mest, Old Frisian mast, Old Norse mestr, Dutch meest, German meist, Gothic maists "most"), superlative form of Proto-Germanic *maiz, root of Old English ma, mara (see more). Used in Old English as superlative of micel "great, large" (see mickle), hence, in later use, superlative of much. The vowel has been influenced by more.

Original sense of "greatest" survives in phrase for the most part (mid-14c.; late Old English had þa mæste dæl). Slang the most meaning "the best, extremely good" is attested from 1953. Also used as an adverb in Old English and in late Old English as a noun, "the greatest or greater number." The sense of "greatest value or advantage" in the phrase make the most of (something) is by 1520s. Related: Mostly.

Double superlative mostest "greatest amount or degree" is by 1849 in U.S. Southern and African-American vernacular. The formula for victory in battle attributed to famously unschooled Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is first attested (1886) as Git thar the fastest with the mostest men.

From 15c.-17c. English also had mostwhat "for the most part," mostwhen "on most occasions," mostwhere "in most places."

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