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英単語bestの意味(箇条書き)|Joshua’s 英語辞書・英英和辞典

Used as an ADJ.

  1. 最高度の性質を有している。Having qualities in the highest degree; such as good, kind, desirable, suitable.
  2. 最優秀、最上級。Most advanced: most correct or complete.
  3. 最も望ましい。Most desirable.

Used as an Adverb.

  1. 群を抜いて至高の状態。In the highest degree beyond all others.
  2. 最高の。To the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, or benefit.
  3. 最も親しい。Most intimately.
  4. 最も得策なこと。What is most expedient.

Joshua’s Seven-Step Method -効果的な英語勉強法-

Joshua’s Seven-Step Methodで、英単語bestの発音や意味、使い方をマスターしましょう!

英語を使いこなすための7ステップです‼

Step 1: bestの発音の仕方 | Pronunciation
  • American : /best/
  • British : /best/
Step 2: 語源 | The Word Origin

bestは、アングロサクソンの「betest」に由来し、「最も優れている」が原義です。

So, from the Word Origin, “the most excellent” is the essential meaning of “best.”

Step 3: 現代の意味・定義 | Definition

The modern usages of “best” are:

Used as an ADJ.

First meaning, having qualities in the highest degree; such as good, kind, desirable, suitable. 最高度の性質を有している。

As, the best man, the best road, the best clothes, the best ability.

For example – He didn’t do very well, even when he was playing at his best.

Second meaning, most advanced: most correct or complete. 最優秀、最上級。

As, the best scholar, the best view of a subject.

For example – He won the award for the best rookie in the league.

Note: Let’s pay attention to the sound of “rookie.”

*「rookie」の発音に注意しましょう。

  • American : /ˈrʊki/
  • British : /ˈrʊki/

Third meaning, most desirable. 最も望ましい。

As, the best part of something.

For example – I think the best cut of beef is the filet mignon.

Note: “filet mignon” means “a thick slice of beef cut from the smaller end of the tenderloin.”

*「filet mignon」は、日本語では「牛ヒレ、シャトーブリアン」。

Used as an Adverb.

First meaning, in the highest degree beyond all others. 群を抜いて至高の状態。

For example – Just give it your best that’s all we ask.

Second meaning, to the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, or benefit. 最高の。

For example – We best leave now, or we’ll miss the plane.

Third meaning, most intimately. 最も親しい。

For example – He is my best friend.

Fourth meaning, what is most expedient. 最も得策なこと。

Note: “expedient” means “that which serves to promote or advance easily.”

*「expedient」の意味は、「得策、安易な方策」。

For example – He knows that doing his best on the test won’t be enough for him to pass the course.

Note: “won’t” is the short form of “will not”.

Step 4: bestの派生語・関連語
  • good, better
Step 5: bestの語形成要素と応用例

無し。

(これ以上の分解はできません。)

Step 6: コロケーション(単語の自然なつながり)

A collocation is the natural connection of words.

Used as an ADJ.

+Noun

friend

My best friend recently died from lung cancer.

interest

I don’t think that deal is in our best interests.

+ADV

ever

My best ever record for running a marathon is 4 hours 32 minutes.

Used as an ADV.

+Verb

buy

It’s best that you buy this during the sale this weekend.

place

Where is the best place to get a decent taco in this town?

Note: “decent taco” means “authentic Mexican tacos.”

*「decent taco」の意味は、「正真正銘の、本場のメキシカン・タコス。」

suit

He wore his best suit to his brother’s wedding.

describe

How can you best describe the Japanese people?

serve

How can we best serve your delegation next month?

Note: “delegation” means “the act of empower with authority to act for another.”

*「delegation」の意味は、「権限の委譲、譲渡。委任、派遣。」

+ADV

at

He is best at getting to the root of the problem.

Note: “get to the root of” means “be able to understand the main cause.”

*「get to the root of」の意味は、「核心となる原因を究める、根元に辿り着く、真相を窮める」。

as

He believed that he was the best as he always got straight A’s.

Note: “straight A’s” means “the best grades in all your examinations.

*「straight A’s」の意味は、「オールAの成績、すべての科目で最高の成績」。

Step 7: bestの頻出フレーズと例文

best way

The best way to fix this machine is to knock it a few times.

Note: Let’s pay attention to the linking sounds of “knock-it-a.”

*「knock it a」の音のリンキングに注目しましょう。

best thing

The best thing about that restaurant is its ambiance.

Note: “ambience” means “the mood, atmosphere, or quality of a place.

*「ambience」の意味は、「その場所の雰囲気やムード」。

best for

These sports shoes are best for playing tennis on clay courts.

for best

For the best dumplings in town go to Wang’s Chinese Restaurant.

Note: “dumpling” means “a soft mass of moistened flour or meal, but not yet baked.”

*「dumpling」の意味は、「小麦や肉を蒸した柔らかい食べ物(水餃子、点心、肉入り蒸し団子などの総称)」。

very best

For the very best financial service go to First Bank.

its best

Ask the hotel for its best deal for a single room.

best we can

The best we can do is to deliver in three weeks.

best you can

He said to his son, “Always do the best that you can do.”

best of luck

I’d like to wish you the best of luck tomorrow.

in the best

In the best case, he will get out of the hospital next week.

for the best

For the best pizza in the city go to Sal’s Pizza.

to the best

To the best of my knowledge, he was hired after the crash.

with the best

He played basketball with the best players in the city.

one of the best

He was one of the best swimmers at his University.

make the best

In order to make the best cake, always use natural ingredients.

Note: “ingredient” means “an element; a component.”

*「ingredient」の意味は、「原料、成分、構成要素」。

by far the best

He is by far the best football player in our league.

Note: “by far” means “by a great amount; a large degree.”

*「by far」の意味は、「(強調表現として)圧倒的に、群を抜いて」。

best you can do

Is that the best you can do?

best of my knowledge

To the best of my knowledge, he never graduated from college.

Note: “best of my knowledge” means “as far as I know; you think it to be true but you don’t know all the facts.”

*「best of my knowledge」の意味は、「私の知る限りでは」。

best course of action

I believe the best course of action is to abort the mission.

Note: “abort” means “to fail, cease, or stop at an early or premature stage.”

*「abort」の意味は、「中断する、早い時点で止める」。

best in

My son is best in his class at playing checkers.

Note: “checkers” is a classic board game.

*「checkers」の意味は、「古典的なボードゲーム」。

best known

Lebron James is the best known basketball player from my hometown.

best that I

I will give it the best that I can do.

best for

These scissors are the best for trimming the flowers in the garden.

Note: “scissors” means “a cutting instrument consisting of two blades with handles.”

*「scissors」の意味は、「はさみ」。

at best

I think our chances are very slim at best.

as the best

As the best basketball player on the team, he went confidently to the foul line and sank the winning free throw.

best known for

He is best known for his expertise in oncology.

Note: “Oncology” is the study of cancer and the treatment of tumors.

*「Oncology」の意味は、「腫瘍学。ガンなどの腫瘍の原因を調べ、治療法を研究する学問」。

Note: “tumor” also spelled “tumour.”

best I can

This is the best that I can do considering the late request.

one of the best

This is one of the best cars on the road today.

best in the world

He is the best in the world in running the mile.

best I can do

The best I can do is to let you use my phone.

bring out the best

All I want our love to do is to bring out the best in me and in you.

訳:私たちの愛に私が望むことは、私やあなたの中の最善を見出すことだ。

最後に

Great job! 素晴らしいです!

よくぞ最後までたどり着きましたね‼

さあ、字幕なしで、アメリカ人の英語を聞き取れるか、確認してみましょう☆