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 for most
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Much \Much\ (m[u^]ch), a. [Compar. & superl. wanting, but
     supplied by More (m[=o]r), and Most (m[=o]st), from
     another root.] [OE. moche, muche, miche, prob. the same as
     mochel, muchel, michel, mikel, fr. AS. micel, mycel; cf. Gr.
     me`gas, fem. mega`lh, great, and Icel. mj["o]k, adv., much.
     [root]103. See Mickle.]
     1. Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has
        fallen; much time.
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              Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and
              shalt gather but little in.           --Deut.
                                                    xxviii. 38.
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     2. Many in number. [Archaic]
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              Edom came out against him with much people. --Num.
                                                    xx. 20.
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     3. High in rank or position. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Most \Most\ (m[=o]st), a., superl. of More. [OE. most, mast,
     mest, AS. m[=ae]st; akin to D. meest, OS. m[=e]st, G. meist,
     Icel. mestr, Goth. maists; a superl. corresponding to E.
     more. [root]103. See More, a.]
     1. Consisting of the greatest number or quantity; greater in
        number or quantity than all the rest; nearly all. "Most
        men will proclaim every one his own goodness." --Prov. xx.
        6.
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              The cities wherein most of his mighty works were
              done.                                 --Matt. xi.
                                                    20.
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     2. Greatest in degree; as, he has the most need of it. "In
        the moste pride." --Chaucer.
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     3. Highest in rank; greatest. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     Note: Most is used as a noun, the words part, portion,
           quantity, etc., being omitted, and has the following
           meanings: 1. The greatest value, number, or part;
           preponderating portion; highest or chief part. 2. The
           utmost; greatest possible amount, degree, or result;
           especially in the phrases to make the most of, at the
           most, at most.
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                 A quarter of a year or some months at the most.
                                                    --Bacon.
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                 A covetous man makes the most of what he has.
                                                    --L'Estrange.
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     For the most part, in reference to the larger part of a
        thing, or to the majority of the persons, instances, or
        things referred to; as, human beings, for the most part,
        are superstitious; the view, for the most part, was
        pleasing.
  
     Most an end, generally. See An end, under End, n.
        [Obs.] "She sleeps most an end." --Massinger.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Most \Most\, adv. [AS. m[=ae]st. See Most, a.]
     In the greatest or highest degree.
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           Those nearest to this king, and most his favorites,
           were courtiers and prelates.             --Milton.
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     Note: Placed before an adjective or adverb, most is used to
           form the superlative degree, being equivalent to the
           termination -est; as, most vile, most wicked; most
           illustrious; most rapidly. Formerly, and until after
           the Elizabethan period of our literature, the use of
           the double superlative was common. See More, adv.
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                 The most unkindest cut of all.     --Shak.
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                 The most straitest sect of our religion. --Acts
                                                    xxvi. 5.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  More \More\, a., compar. [Positive wanting; superl. Most
     (m[=o]st).] [OE. more, mare, and (orig. neut. and adv.) mo,
     ma, AS. m[=a]ra, and (as neut. and adv.) m[=a]; akin to D.
     meer, OS. m[=e]r, G. mehr, OHG. m[=e]ro, m[=e]r, Icel. meiri,
     meirr, Dan. meere, meer, Sw. mera, mer, Goth. maiza, a.,
     mais, adv., and perh. to L. major greater, compar. of magnus
     great, and magis, adv., more. [root]103. Cf. Most, uch,
     Major.]
     1. Greater; superior; increased; as:
        (a) Greater in quality, amount, degree, quality, and the
            like; with the singular.
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                  He gat more money.                --Chaucer.
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                  If we procure not to ourselves more woe.
                                                    --Milton.
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     Note: More, in this sense, was formerly used in connection
           with some other qualifying word, -- a, the, this,
           their, etc., -- which now requires the substitution of
           greater, further, or the like, for more.
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                 Whilst sisters nine, which dwell on Parnasse
                 height,
                 Do make them music for their more delight.
                                                    --Spenser.
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                 The more part knew not wherefore they were come
                 together.                          --Acts xix.
                                                    32.
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                 Wrong not that wrong with a more contempt.
                                                    --Shak.
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        (b) Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; -- with the
            plural.
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                  The people of the children of Israel are more
                  and mightier than we.             --Ex. i. 9.
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     2. Additional; other; as, he wept because there were no more
        worlds to conquer.
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              With open arms received one poet more. --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  most
      adv 1: used to form the superlative; "the king cobra is the most
             dangerous snake" [syn: most, to the highest degree]
             [ant: least, to the lowest degree]
      2: very; "a most welcome relief"
      3: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite
         accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the
         baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost
         finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly
         fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is
         well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the
         contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone
         agrees" [syn: about, almost, most, nearly, near,
         nigh, virtually, well-nigh]
      adj 1: (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often
             preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in
             number; "who has the most apples?"; "most people like
             eggs"; "most fishes have fins" [ant: fewest(a)]
      2: the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns
         and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the
         greatest in amount or extent or degree; "made the most money
         he could"; "what attracts the most attention?"; "made the
         most of a bad deal" [ant: least(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  172 Moby Thesaurus words for "most":
     A per se, a outrance, about, absolutely, ace, acme, all but,
     all out, almost, approximately, at the height, at the limit,
     authority, authorization, be-all and end-all, best, best part,
     better, better part, beyond all bounds, beyond compare,
     beyond comparison, beyond measure, blue ribbon, body, boss, bulk,
     champion, championship, chief, command, commander, completely,
     control, dead, dean, directorship, dominion, downright,
     effectiveness, egregiously, eminently, essence, essentially,
     exceedingly, extreme, extremely, far and away, far out,
     first place, first prize, first-class, first-rate, flat out,
     fugleman, fundamentally, furthest, generality, genius, gist,
     gravamen, greater, greatest, head, headship, hegemony, height,
     higher-up, highest, immeasurably, imperium, in the extreme,
     incalculably, incomparably, indefinitely, infinitely, influence,
     inimitably, jurisdiction, kingship, laureate, leader, leadership,
     lordship, main body, major part, majority, management, mass,
     master, mastership, mastery, maximal, maximum, meat, mightily,
     more than half, mortally, much, ne plus ultra, nearabout, new high,
     nigh, nonpareil, palms, par excellence, paragon, paramountcy,
     paramountly, perfectly, plurality, power, practically,
     preeminently, preponderance, preponderancy, presidency, primacy,
     principal, prodigy, prominently, purely, radical, radically,
     record, remarkably, rule, ruler, say, senior, sovereignty, star,
     substance, super, superior, superlative, superlatively, superman,
     superstar, supremacy, supreme, supremely, surpassingly, sway,
     the greatest, the greatest number, the most, thrust, tip-top,
     to crown all, too, too much, top, top dog, top spot, top-notch,
     topmost, totally, transcendently, ultra, ultra-ultra,
     unconditionally, unequivocally, uppermost, utmost, utterly,
     uttermost, virtuoso, way out, well-nigh, with a vengeance,
     zenith
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  MOST
         Mobile Open Systems Technologies (UK, Uni Lancaster)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  MOST
         Media Orientated Systems Transport
         

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