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best man

n.
A man serving as the principal groomsman leading up to and during a wedding.

best man

n
the (male) attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding

best′ man′


n.
the chief attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.best man - the principal groomsman at a weddingbest man - the principal groomsman at a wedding
wedding party, wedding - a party of people at a wedding
groomsman - a male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding
Translations
إشْبينُ العَريساِشْبيـن العَريس
svědekženichův svědek
forlover
bestman
vjenčani kum
tanú: a võlegény tanúja
svaramaîur
新郎の付添い役
신랑 들러리
družba
poročni drug
best man
เพื่อนเจ้าบ่าว
phù rể

best man

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best

(best) adjective, pronoun
(something which is) good to the greatest extent. the best book on the subject; the best (that) I can do; She is my best friend; Which method is (the) best?; The flowers are at their best just now.
adverb
in the best manner. She sings best (of all).
verb
to defeat. He was bested in the argument.
best man
the bridegroom's attendant at a wedding.
ˌbestˈseller noun
something (usually a book) which sells very many copies. Ernest Hemingway wrote several bestsellers.
the best part of
most of; nearly (all of). I've read the best part of two hundred books on the subject.
do one's best
to try as hard as possible. He'll do his best to be here on time.
for the best
intended to have the best results possible. We don't want to send the child away to school but we're doing it for the best.
get the best of
to win, or get some advantage from, (a fight, argument etc). He was shouting a lot, but I think I got the best of the argument.
make the best of it
to do all one can to turn a failure etc into something successful. She is disappointed at not getting into university but she'll just have to make the best of it and find a job.

best man

اِشْبيـن العَريس svědek forlover Trauzeuge κουμπάρος padrino de boda bestman garçon d’honneur vjenčani kum testimone di nozze 新郎の付添い役 신랑 들러리 ceremoniemeester forlover drużba padrinho do noivo дружка best man เพื่อนเจ้าบ่าว sağdıç phù rể 男傧相
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Newland Archer, at a signal from the sexton, had come out of the vestry and placed himself with his best man on the chancel step of Grace Church.
I've heard you say a score of times that you wouldn't marry the best man in the world.
Then he would wed her, he swore, to the best man in all the land.
The best man in the greenwood, next to Robin Hood himself--Little John, Reynold Greenleaf
Then he had a go at the best man, but the best man had nothing in the world but one suit of clothes and a spare collar.
He had been the best man of the lot, helpful and ready as long as there was anything to do, the longest hopeful, and had preserved to the last some vigour and decision of mind.
All I know, Genevieve, is that you feel good in the ring when you've got the man where you want him, when he's had a punch up both sleeves waiting for you and you've never given him an opening to land 'em, when you've landed your own little punch an' he's goin' groggy, an' holdin' on, an' the referee's dragging him off so's you can go in an' finish 'm, an' all the house is shouting an' tearin' itself loose, an' you know you're the best man, an' that you played m' fair an' won out because you're the best man.
These were Sergey Ivanovitch, Katavasov, a university friend, now professor of natural science, whom Levin had met in the street and insisted on taking home with him, and Tchirikov, his best man, a Moscow conciliation-board judge, Levin's companion in his bear-hunts.
Not but that there are even now some particular magistrates invested with supreme power to decide, as judges, those things which the law cannot, as being one of those cases which comes not properly under its jurisdiction; for of those which can there is no doubt: since then laws comprehend some things, but not all, it is necessary to enquire and consider which of the two is preferable, that the best man or the best law should govern; for to reduce every subject which can come under the deliberation of man into a law is impossible.
My father is the best man I know in all this world; he is worth a hundred of me, only he doesn't understand me, and he can't be made to.
If I were not myself, but the handsomest, cleverest, and best man in the world, and were free, I would this moment ask on my knees for your hand and your love
Your honour," said he, "may think it a little, but I am sure, if I had a hundred-pound bank-note in my pocket, as you have, I should be very sorry to lose it; but, for my part, I never was less afraid in my life; for we are four of us, and if we all stand by one another, the best man in England can't rob us.

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