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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
best adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (most excellent)migliore agg
 That's the best film I've ever seen.
 Quello è il miglior film che io abbia mai visto.
best adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (most suitable)migliore agg
 He is the best candidate for the job.
 Lui è il candidato migliore per questo lavoro.
best adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (most advantageous)migliore agg
 What's the best thing we could do right now?
 Qual è la cosa migliore che possiamo fare adesso?
best,
the best
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(superlative of well) (superlativo assoluto)meglio avv
 Of all the singers, she sings best.
 Di tutti i cantanti, lei è quella che canta meglio.
best,
the best
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(most fully)di più, più di tutti loc avv
 I like him best.
 Lui mi piace più di tutti.
best advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to the highest degree)più avv
 She's the best qualified member of the team.
 Lei è il componente più qualificato della squadra.
Best,
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
written, informal (closing letter, email: All the best) (chiusura di lettera)Cordialmente, avv
  (chiusura di lettera)Saluti, nmpl
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
best adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (most desirable)migliore agg
 The best cake is the one with the cherry on top.
 La torta migliore è quella con la ciliegia sopra.
best advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (most wisely)meglio avv
 That topic is best left untouched for now.
 Questo argomento è meglio non toccarlo, per ora.
best [sb/sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." often passive (do better than, beat)superare [qlcn/qlcs], vincere [qlcn/qlcs] vtr
  battere [qlcn/qlcs], sconfiggere [qlcn/qlcs] vtr
 After practicing every day, Marc bested his sister at their last tennis match.
 Dopo che si è allenato ogni giorno, Marc ha battuto sua sorella nella loro ultima partita di tennis.
  Manca qualcosa di importante? Segnala un errore o suggerisci miglioramenti

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
All the best,
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
written (closing: letter or email) (chiusura di lettera)Cordiali saluti, Cordialmente
Nota: Followed by the writer's name or signature, usually on a separate line.
all the best nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (good wishes)il meglio nm
 I wish you all the best in your new career.
 Ti auguro il meglio per la tua carriera.
as best you can advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to the best of your ability)al meglio che puoi
 Muddle through as best you can, and we'll fix the mistakes later.
at best advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at the most) (informale: nel migliore dei casi)se va bene
  nel migliore dei casi, nella migliore delle ipotesi
 It won't be ready until tomorrow at best.
 Non sarà pronto prima di domani, se va bene.
 Nella migliore delle ipotesi, non sarà pronto prima di domani.
be for the best v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (lead to the most beneficial outcome)meglio così avv
be on your best behavior (US),
be on your best behaviour (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(behave very well)comportarsi nel migliore dei modi v rif
best able to do [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (most capable of)il più adatto a, il più adatto per agg
 The promotion should go to the one best able to handle the responsibility.
 La promozione dovrebbe essere data al più adatto a fronteggiare la responsabilità.
best before preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (warning on food packaging) (su prodotti alimentari)da consumarsi preferibilmente entro
 Milk is best before the expiration date.
 Il latte è da consumarsi preferibilmente entro la data di scadenza.
best before exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (warning on food packaging) (etichetta sui prodotti alimentari)da consumarsi preferibilmente entro
 The label on the tin says, "Best before 09.09.2018".
 Nell'etichetta del barattolo c'è scritto: "Da consumarsi preferibilmente entro lo 09.09.2018".
the best bet,
your best bet
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal, figurative (option most likely to be successful)cosa migliore da fare, cosa migliore nf
 Your best bet would be to contact the organisers directly and ask if they still have tickets.
 La cosa migliore è contattare direttamente gli organizzatori e chiedere se hanno ancora dei biglietti.
best boy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (movies: electrician's assistant)aiuto elettricista nm
best feature nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (person: attractive trait)caratteristica migliore, caratteristica di spicco nm
best feature nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (property: desirable part)parte migliore nf
best friend nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (closest companion)migliore amico nm
 My dog is my best friend.
 Il mio cane è il mio migliore amico.
best interest nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (greatest benefit)interesse maggiore nf
best man nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bridegroom's male attendant)testimone dello sposo nm
 Pete was the best man at Mick and Lucy's wedding.
 Pete era il testimone dello sposo al matrimonio di Mick e Lucy.
the best of a bad bunch nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (least awful person, thing)il meno peggio nm
best of all advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (the most fortunate part is that)soprattutto avv
  ancor meglio loc avv
best of breed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (award at dog show) (concorso canino)il migliore di razza nm
best of class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (award at a dog show) (concorso canino)il migliore della categoria nm
Best of luck interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing wishes for [sb]'s success)buona fortuna! inter
the best of the bunch,
the pick of the bunch
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal (best person, thing) (colloquiale)il meglio nm
  il migliore nm
best possible adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (finest that can be done or had)il meglio possibile agg
best practice nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (most professional conduct)buona norma nf
 Best practice in the medical or mental health field is to take a thorough history from the patient.
 Fare un'anamnesi completa del paziente è una buona norma in medicina come nel settore della salute mentale.
Best regards,
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
written (closing: letter or email) (chiusura di lettera)distinti saluti, cordiali saluti nmpl
Nota: Followed by the writer's name or signature, usually on a separate line.
best regards nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (warm wishes)saluti nmpl
 Give John my best regards when you see him.
 Dia a John i miei saluti quando lo vede.
best seller,
bestseller,
best-seller
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
([sth] commercially popular)best-seller, best seller, bestseller nm
  successo editoriale nm
 This novel is a bestseller; it's sold millions of copies around the world.
 Questo romanzo è un bestseller, ha venduto milioni di copie in tutto il mondo.
with the best will,
with the best will in the world
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(no matter how hard you try)con tutta la buona volontà, con tutta la buona volontà del mondo loc avv
 With the best will in the world, that alley cat is never going to win any prizes at a cat show.
best wishes nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (regards)migliori auguri nmpl
 Please pass on my best wishes to your parents.
 Fai i miei migliori auguri ai tuoi genitori.
best-before date nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (expiration)data di scadenza nf
best-laid adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (plans: most carefully made)ben pianificato, pianificato attentamente agg
best-selling adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (highly profitable)campione di vendite, più venduto loc agg
best-suited,
best suited
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(most appropriate)il più adatto, il più appropriato agg
Nota: A hyphen is used if the term precedes the noun.
 Which style is best suited to my body shape?
 Quale stile è il più adatto alla mia silhouette?
bestseller,
best seller
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(book: commercial success)best-seller, best seller, bestseller nm
  successo editoriale nm
 Every one of that author's novels has been a bestseller.
 Tutti i romanzi di quell'autore sono stati dei bestseller.
bestseller,
best seller
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(product: commercial success)prodotto più venduto nm
  (specifico)libro più venduto nm
 This bright red lipstick is the company's best seller.
bestselling,
best-selling
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(very successful commercially) (commerciale)di successo loc agg
do the best you can v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (try your hardest)fare il meglio che si può vtr
 Just do the best you can. That's all anybody could ask for.
 Fai il meglio che puoi. Questo è tutto quello che possono prendere gli altri da te.
do your best v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (try your hardest)fare del proprio meglio vi
 Just do your best. That's all anybody could ask.
 Fai semplicemente del tuo meglio. Questo è tutto quello che ci si può aspettare da te.
do your best to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (try your hardest to do [sth])fare del proprio meglio per fare [qlcs] vtr
 Fred did his best to give up smoking, but couldn't keep it up.
 Fred ha fatto del suo meglio per smettere di fumare ma non ci è riuscito.
get the better of [sb],
get the best of [sb]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(defeat)prevalere su [qlcn] vi
 Manchester United managed to get the better of Liverpool with an impressive 4-0 victory.
 Il Manchester United è riuscito a prevalere sul Liverpool con un'impressionante vittoria per 4-0.
give it your best shot v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (make every effort)fare del proprio meglio vtr
 I'm not sure I can get your cat out of the tree, but I'll give it my best shot.
give of your best,
give your best
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
slightly formal (do the very best you can)fare del proprio meglio v
had best v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost." (should, would be wise to)sarebbe bene vi
 You'd best ask at the information desk.
 Sarebbe bene chiedere allo sportello informazioni.
hope for the best v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be optimistic)essere ottimista vi
  sperare il meglio vtr
 I'm not sure whether it will rain; we'll just have to hope for the best.
 Non sono sicura che pioverà; dobbiamo semplicemente essere ottimisti.
in [sb]'s best interest,
in [sb]'s best interests
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(of greatest benefit)nell'interesse di, nel miglior interesse di
 I'm moving out because it's in my family's best interest.
in [sb]'s best interest to do [sth],
in [sb]'s best interests to do [sth]
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(to greatest advantage)nell'interesse di, nel miglior interesse di
 It is in your best interest to accept the offer.
in your best light exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." figurative (giving the most favourable view)luce migliore nm
It is all for the best,
It's all for the best
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(outcome is beneficial)meglio così, tanto meglio loc avv
 I lost my job, but it's all for the best since now I can start a business, just like I always wanted.
 Mi hanno licenziato, ma meglio così perché in questo modo posso avviare la mia attività come ho sempre desiderato.
like best vtr + adv (prefer overall)preferire in assoluto vtr
 Reading detective novels is what I like best.
 Preferisco in assoluto leggere libri gialli.
make the best of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (do what you can)fare il meglio possibile, fare quello che si può vtr
 Eric made the best of the limited time available to see as much of the town as he could.
 Eric ha fatto quello che poteva con il tempo a disposizione limitato per vedere il più possibile della città.
make the best of it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (cope)fare il proprio meglio vtr
  trarre il meglio da [qlcs] vtr
 The weather wasn't ideal for a day by the sea, but we decided to make the best of it.
 Il tempo non era ideale per una giornata al mare, ma abbiamo deciso di trarne il meglio.
may the best man win interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (before competition)che vinca il migliore inter
 Good luck to all and may the best man win!
perform at your best v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (do [sth] to your utmost ability)dare il massimo vtr
  fare del proprio meglio vi
put your best foot forward v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (do your best) (impegnarsi)fare del proprio meglio
 I'm not really much good at it but I'll put my best foot forward,
 Non sono molto bravo, ma farò del mio meglio.
put your best foot forward v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (make good impression) (fare una buona impressione)presentarsi al meglio v rif
 Put your best foot forward at the job interview.
 Al colloquio di lavoro presentati al meglio.
second best,
second-best
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(next to best)secondo agg
  che viene dopo il migliore agg
Nota: A hyphen is used when the term is an adjective before a noun.
 The runner recorded his second-best time this year for the marathon.
second best,
second-best
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
pejorative (not quite good enough)il migliore dopo il primo nm
 Margot did not want to put up with second best for her wedding dress.
second best,
second-best
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(in second position)secondo agg
  che viene dopo il primo agg
 Alan fared second best in the tennis match.
Sunday best nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (smart outfit worn to church)vestito della domenica, vestito della festa nm
the best nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] or [sth] superior to all others)il migliore nm
the best of both worlds nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (advantages of two different things)prendere due piccioni con una fava
the best of the best nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (greatest of all)il meglio del meglio
the best part of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (best section of [sth])la parte migliore nf
 The best part of the film was the final scene.
 La parte migliore del film era la scena finale.
the best part of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (most)gran parte di, buona parte di nf
  quasi tutto agg
 It took us the best part of the morning to finish the job.
 Ci abbiamo messo gran parte della mattinata per finire il lavoro.
 Ci abbiamo messo quasi tutta la mattinata per finire il lavoro.
the best part nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (best bit)la parte migliore nf
 You think that's funny? You haven't even heard the best part yet!
the best thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (greatest feature)la cosa migliore, la cosa più bella nf
the best thing about [sth/sb] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (greatest feature)la cosa migliore di nf
the best thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative ([sth] wonderful, valued)la cosa migliore, la cosa più bella nf
the best thing since sliced bread nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative ([sth] new, excellent)l'invenzione del secolo nf
the next best thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (good substitute)alternativa migliore nf
 I can't afford to buy a Volkswagen; the Toyota is the next best thing. Apples are not as sweet as candy, but I think they are the next best thing.
third best,
third-best
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(ranked below second best)terzo, terzo classificato, terzo in classifica agg
Nota: A hyphen is used when the term is an adjective before a noun.
 After the races they gave out awards and I was third best. She tried and she tried but she only got third best.
 Dopo le corse ci sono state le premiazioni e io sono arrivato terzo. Ha provato e riprovato ma è arrivata solo terza in classifica.
to the best of my knowledge exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (as far as I know)per quanto ne so
 To the best of my knowledge, all of the coffee shops in the city close before 9:00 p.m.
to the best of your ability advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (as well as you can)al meglio delle proprie capacità
  come meglio puoi
 Just look after the dog to the best of your ability.
 Semplicemente, bada al cane come meglio puoi.
to the best of [sb]'s knowledge exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (as far as [sb] knows) (espressione)per quanto [qlcn] ne sappia, che [qlcn] ne sappia
  (espressione)che tu sappia
try your best v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (put in maximum effort)fare del proprio meglio vtr
  dare il massimo vtr
try your best to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (make a big effort to do)fare del proprio meglio per fare [qlcs], dare il massimo per fare [qlcs] vtr
try your level best,
do your level best
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(make every effort)fare del proprio meglio vtr
very best nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (utmost)il proprio meglio nm
 The doctors tried their very best, but they were unable to save the patient.
 I dottori fecero del loro meglio, ma non furono in grado di salvare il paziente
with the best exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (on a par with the most capable)tra i migliori loc prep
  (dei migliori)allo stesso livello loc avv
  Manca qualcosa di importante? Segnala un errore o suggerisci miglioramenti
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