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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahy-nist]
    • /ˈfaɪ nɪst/
    • /ˈfaɪ.nɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-nist]
    • /ˈfaɪ nɪst/

Definitions of finest word

  • noun finest fines. Mining. crushed ore sufficiently fine to pass through a given screen. Compare short (def 29e). Agriculture. the fine bits of corn kernel knocked off during handling of the grain. 1
  • adjective finest of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade: fine wine. 1
  • adjective finest choice, excellent, or admirable: a fine painting. 1
  • adjective finest consisting of minute particles: fine sand; a fine purée. 1
  • adjective finest very thin or slender: fine thread. 1
  • adjective finest keen or sharp, as a tool: Is the knife fine enough to carve well? 1

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Origin of finest

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1925-30

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Parts of speech for Finest


finest popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

finest usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for finest

noun finest

  • bluecoat — a person who wears a blue coat, such as a sailor or policeman
  • bobby — A bobby is a British policeman, usually of the lowest rank.
  • cop — A cop is a policeman or policewoman.
  • detective — A detective is someone whose job is to discover what has happened in a crime or other situation and to find the people involved. Some detectives work in the police force and others work privately.
  • officer — a person who holds a position of rank or authority in the army, navy, air force, or any similar organization, especially one who holds a commission.

adjective finest

  • best — Best is the superlative of good.
  • optimum — the best or most favorable point, degree, amount, etc., as of temperature, light, and moisture for the growth or reproduction of an organism.
  • premium — a prize, bonus, or award given as an inducement, as to purchase products, enter competitions initiated by business interests, etc.
  • supreme — Also called sauce suprême. a velouté made with a rich chicken stock.
  • deluxe — Deluxe goods or services are better in quality and more expensive than ordinary ones.

Antonyms for finest

adjective finest

  • worst — in ill health; sick: He felt badly.

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