see also: Max
Pronunciation Adjective

max (not comparable)

  1. (informal) maximum; maximal.
Synonyms Translations Noun


  1. (informal) Clipping of maximum#English|maximum.
  2. (informal) An extreme, a great extent.
    He pushed himself to the max.
  3. (archaic) A kind of gin.
    • 1861, The Old Roman Well (page 243)
      'I remember,' said the pale man, 'the fust night as the Dandy ever came to this crib; he sat at this very table, and drank max with Charley Chatfield. […]
Antonyms Verb

max (maxes, present participle maxing; past and past participle maxed)

  1. (usually, with out) to reach the limit, to reach the maximum.
    He maxed out his odds of dating Rebecca

Proper noun
  1. A male given name.
    • 2002 Cynthia Heimel: If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead Yet? Grove Press 2002. ISBN 0802139507 page 177:
      Since it seems to me that this fad of child-rearing has turned into an actual trend, that babies are an increasingly popular accessory for people-on-the-go, I first want to say to stop naming your boys Max. Max is a perfectly nice name, ensuring its owner a certain precocious sensibility, but there are enough Maxes now. Any more Maxes and the breed will go to the dogs.
    • 2015 Max
      Kyle: Okay, Max. Search.
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