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Pronunciation: /məʊst/

When used to form the superlative of adjectives, most is translated by le plus or la plus depending on the gender of the noun and by les plus with plural noun: the most beautiful woman in the room = la plus belle femme de la pièce; the most expensive hotel in Paris = l'hôtel le plus cher de Paris; the most difficult problems = les problèmes les plus difficiles. For examples and further uses, see the entry below.


  • 2 (in superlatives) le plus de she got the most votes c'est elle qui a obtenu le plus de voix


  • 1 (the greatest number) la plupart (of de); (the largest part) la plus grande partie (of de) most of the time la plupart du temps most of us la plupart d'entre nous for most of the day pendant la plus grande partie de la journée most of the bread presque tout le pain
  • 2 (all) the most you can expect is… tout ce que tu peux espérer c'est…
  • 3 (in superlatives) le plus John has got the most c'est John qui en a le plus


  • 1 (in superlatives) the most beautiful château in France le plus beau château de France most easily le plus facilement
  • 2 (very) très, extrêmement most encouraging très or extrêmement encourageant most probably très vraisemblablement
  • 3 (more than all the rest) le plus what annoyed him most (of all) was... ce qui l'ennuyait le plus c'était que...

phr (at (the) most)

phr (for the most part)

phr (most of all)

  • par-dessus tout


to make the most of

tirer le meilleur parti de [situation, resources, abilities]; profiter de [opportunity, good weather]

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