melhor


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melhor adj (comp de bom)better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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Traduções principais
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best adj (most excellent)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 That's the best film I've ever seen.
 Esse é o melhor filme que eu já vi.
prime adj (best, of top quality)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  superior adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The butcher gave Tom a prime cut of beef. This is prime real estate; it's a good investment.
greatest adj (best)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
finer adj (comparative: of higher quality)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Rebecca's jewelry is finer than Harriet's.
better adv (to higher degree, quality)melhor advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 He plays the guitar better than Jimi Hendrix.
 Ele toca guitarra melhor do que o Jimi Hendrix.
best adj (most suitable)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He is the best candidate for the job.
 Ele é o melhor candidato ao emprego.
better for adj colloquial, UK (more cheerful thanks to)melhor
 If you're tired, have a nap; you'll feel better for it.
better off adj (more fortunate)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  em melhores circunstâncias. loc adj
 Don't worry, you're better off without him. You'd be better off just ignoring her.
 Não se preocupe, você está melhor sem ele. Ficará melhor ignorando-a.
 Não se preocupe, você está em melhores circunstâncias sem ele. Ficará em melhores circunstâncias ignorando-a.
better adv (in a superior way)melhor advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 To serve you better we have provided free coffee at the entrance.
 Para servi-lo melhor, providenciamos café grátis na entrada.
best adj (most advantageous)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 What's the best thing we could do right now?
 Qual a melhor coisa que poderíamos fazer agora?
better adj (superior)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He's better at tennis than I am.
 Ele é melhor do que eu no tênis.
superlative adj (most excellent)superlativo, melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The Irish dance group gave a superlative performance.
better adj (comparative of good: higher quality)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 This essay is better than the last one you wrote.
highlight n (most important moment) (o momento mais importante)melhor, destaque sm
  (o ponto culminante)auge sm
 The highlight of the trip was the visit to the Eiffel Tower.
 O melhor (or: destaque) da viagem foi a visita à Torre Eiffel.
 O auge da viagem foi à visita a Torre Eiffel.
better adj (of greater value)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Getting it done now is better than waiting until the morning.
best,
the best
adv
(superlative of well)melhor advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Of all the singers, she sings best.
 De todos os cantores, ela canta melhor.
better adj (of greater use)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 A mallet is better than a hammer for driving in tent pegs.
better adj (healthier)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Are you feeling any better?
 Estás te sentindo melhor?
top adj figurative (greatest, best)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Paul Robeson was one of the top bass singers of the 20th century.
 Paul Robeson foi um dos melhores barítonos do século XX.
best adv (to the highest degree)mais advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  mais bem adv + adj
  melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 She's the best qualified member of the team.
 Ela é o membro mais qualificado do time.
better adv (more completely)melhor advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 You remember it better than I do.
 
Traduções complementares
PortuguêsInglês
best adj (most desirable)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The best cake is the one with the cherry on top.
better adj (more virtuous)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 She's better than any of us.
better adj (more suitable)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Candidate C is better than candidate F for this job.
special adj (superior)especial adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 That guy thinks that he is special.
OK,
OK,
O.K.,
okay
adj
(healthy) (saudável)melhor, o.k. adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 You were sick yesterday. Are you OK today?
plum adj figurative (good, easy)melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Robert has just landed a plum job; he's getting good salary for doing something he really enjoys.
top ranking,
top-ranking,
US also: top ranked,
top-ranked
adj
(highly esteemed) (muito estimado)melhor, do topo do ranking adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
top-ranked adj (highly rated)principal, mais avançada, melhor, conceituada adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
best adv (most wisely)melhor advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 That topic is best left untouched for now.
better adv (more thoroughly)melhor advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 He'll explain it better than I can.
better n ([sth] superior)melhor sm
 I've seen better.
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Formas compostas:
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alias prep (also known as) (também conhecido como)aliás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  ou melhor, ou seja loc adv
all n (best effort)tudo pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday."
  o melhor loc sm
 Even though my daughter didn't win her game, I'm still proud because I know she gave it her all.
 Mesmo minha filha não tendo ganhado o jogo, eu ainda estou orgulhoso dela, pois sei que ela deu tudo de si.
 Mesmo minha filha não tendo ganhado o jogo, eu ainda estou orgulhoso dela, pois sei que ela deu o melhor de si.
as best you can adv (to the best of your ability)da melhor maneira possível
 Muddle through as best you can, and we'll fix the mistakes later.
the best bet,
your best bet
n
informal, figurative (option most likely to be successful)melhor aposta sf
 Your best bet would be to contact the organisers directly and ask if they still have tickets.
best friend n (closest companion)melhor amigo loc sm
 My dog is my best friend.
better for adj (providing greater health benefits for) (dando melhores benefícios à saúde)melhor para
 Apples are better for you than cheeseburgers.
better than nothing adj (a small gain)melhor que nada
 I hate soup, but it is better than nothing since I am hungry.
better world n (heaven) (céu)vida melhor sf
 After her husband's death, Rachel took comfort in the idea that he had gone to a better world.
the bollocks npl UK, slang, vulgar, figurative (top quality)o melhor loc sm
 Your car's the bollocks, mate.
 Seu carro é o melhor, cara.
breathe easier vi + adv informal, figurative (feel relieved) (figurado, informal)respirar melhor loc verb
  ficar mais tranquilo, ficar aliviado loc verb
  relaxar v int
 We can all breathe easier now that the escaped prisoner has been captured.
change for the better n (improvement) (melhorar)mudança para melhor
 Her lovely, new hair style is definitely a change for the better.
do better v expr informal (perform to higher standard)fazer melhor loc vt
 My teacher was disappointed with my grade because she knew that I could do better.
do better v expr informal (obtain more)conseguir algo melhor
 Have you seen her boyfriend? I really think she could do better.
 Você viu o namorado dela? Eu realmente acho que ela consegue algo melhor.
do the best you can v expr (try your hardest)faça o melhor que puder exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Just do the best you can. That's all anybody could ask for.
do your best v expr (try your hardest)fazer o seu melhor expres
 Just do your best. That's all anybody could ask.
do your best to do [sth] v expr (try your hardest to do [sth])fazer o seu melhor expres
 Fred did his best to give up smoking, but couldn't keep it up.
do your utmost to v (do everything you can to)fazer o seu melhor
ease up vi (treat [sb] less harshly) (tratar alguém com menos severidade)tratar melhor loc v int
elaborate on [sth] vi + prep (explain in greater detail)elaborar vt
  aprofundar vt
  explicar melhor loc verb
 Could you elaborate on your earlier comment about unemployment?
even better adj (greater or nicer still)até melhor loc adv
even better adv (with more skill, effectiveness, etc.)até melhor loc adv
 He plays the guitar even better than we originally thought.
feel better vi (be healthier)sentir-se melhor loc v int
 I'm feeling much better now that I've lost weight.
feel better vi (be reassured)sentir-se melhor loc v int
 I feel better knowing he is home safe and sound.
finest,
the finest
adj
(of highest quality)a melhor loc adj
  a mais refinada, o mais requintado loc adj
 This is the finest flour you'll find for making bread.
 Esta é a melhor farinha disponível para fazer pão.
good friend n ([sb] close, trusted)bom amigo, melhor amigo sm
 My good friend will always tell me the truth, and always in a kind way.
the good shit n vulgar, slang ([sth] of top quality)do bom, do melhor loc sm
 Taste this bourbon. This is the good shit, man.
 Prove esse bourbon. Esse é dos bons (or: do melhor), cara.
hope for the best v expr (be optimistic) (ser otimista)torcer pelo melhor, esperar o melhor expres
 I'm not sure whether it will rain; we'll just have to hope for the best.
it is all for the best (it is the most beneficial outcome)melhor assim, assim é melhor
 I lost my job, but it's all for the best since now I can start a business, just like I always wanted.
live high v expr (live extravagantly) (informal)viver do bom e do melhor loc verb
  (figurado, informal)viver como um rei loc verb
  (figurado, informal)viver na mordomia loc verb
  viver em grande estilo loc verb
 They lived high while in Thailand because everything was so cheap there.
may the best man win interj (before competition)que vença o melhor loc interj
 Good luck to all and may the best man win!
outfox [sb] vtr informal (outwit) (informal)ser mais esperto do que loc vt
  (informal)levar a melhor loc vt
 Politics is often the art of outfoxing the opposition.
pop off vi phrasal informal, euphemism (die) (inf, eufemismo/ morrer)ir desta para melhor loc v int
  (inf., eufemismo/ morrer)bater as asas loc v int
 When I die, I hope to pop off peacefully in my sleep at a very old age.
prime example n (best demonstration of [sth](melhor demonstração de algo)melhor exemplo loc sm
 The oil spill in the Gulf is a prime example of how not to drill off-shore.
second best,
second-best
adj
(next to best)segundo melhor adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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.
sweet spot n figurative (most favourable point) (ponto mais favorável)ponto excelente sm
  (informal)melhor lugar sm
the best n ([sb] or [sth] superior to all others) (alguém ou algo superior a todos os demais)o melhor sm
the best of both worlds n (advantages of two different things)o melhor de dois mundos loc sm
the best of the best n (greatest of all) (o maior de todos)o melhor de todos loc sm
  o melhor sm
The more the merrier expr (The more people there are, the more fun [sth] will be) (quanto mais pessoas, mais engraçado será)quanto mais melhor exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
to the best of your ability adv (as well as you can) (tanto quanto puder)o melhor que puder loc adv
  o quanto puder loc adv
 Just look after the dog to the best of your ability.
to the best of your ability adv (as well as you can) (tanto quanto puder)o melhor que puder loc adv
  o quanto puder loc adv
 Just look after the dog to the best of your ability.
top student n (highest academic achiever)melhor aluno loc sm
top student n (highest academic achiever)melhor aluno loc sm
very best n (utmost) (o mais alto)o melhor sm
 The doctors tried their very best, but they were unable to save the patient.
win the day v expr figurative (triumph) (informal)levar a melhor
 Honesty wins the day in business dealings. It was Nelson who won the day at the Battle of Trafalgar.
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