best-known best-known

Definition(s):

  • (adj) most familiar or renowned

Usage(s):

  1. The daughter of one of the country's best-known Urdu-language poets, Azmi took up acting almost three decades ago.
  2. His best-known work focuses on neuroplasticity, the capacity of the brain to develop and change throughout life, something Western science once thought impossible.
  3. Scrabulous may be the best-known word game on Facebook, but it's not the only one.

News

  1. Bitcoin's Big Bank Problem: Why Did Mt. Gox Halt U.S. Payouts?

    The world's best-known Bitcoin exchange stopped paying out customers in U.S. dollars Thursday. Mt. Gox didn't exactly explain what was going on, though. It blamed an "increased volume" of transactions, and said it would suspend U.S. cash withdrawals for two weeks as it sorted things out. The issue "is with processing the sheer volume through ...        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. Disabled workers paid just pennies an hour – and it's legal

    One of the nation's best-known charities is paying disabled workers as little as 22 cents an hour, thanks to a 75-year-old legal loophole that critics say needs to be closed.Goodwill Industries, a multibillion-dollar company whose executives make six-figure salaries, is among the nonprofit groups permitted to pay thousands of disabled workers far less than minimum wage because of a federal law ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. See James Gandolfini in Some of His Best-Known Film Roles

    Though he'll always be best-known for his Emmy-winning work on The Sopranos, James Gandolfini has also left behind over two decades of scene-stealing work in the movies. The actor, who died today at age 51, was most recently seen on the big screen in Zero Dark Thirty and Violet and ... More »
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Vulture

Quotes

  1. "The legendary mountaineer, adventurer, and philanthropist is the best-known New Zealander ever to have lived," Ms Clark said in a statement. "But most of all he was a quintessential Kiwi. He was ours - from his craggy appearance to laconic...
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Helen Clark Source: BBC News

  2. "He's out here to golf. He's really not out here to be judged on his personal life. None of us are," Stricker said. "The thing is that everybody knows [about] it because he's such a celebrity and he's one of the best-known athletes ever to...
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Steve Stricker Source: ESPN

  3. "I think it is indisputable that he is our best-known and most prominent senator," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said in a telephone interview last week.
    on Nov 15, 2008 By: Mitch McConnell Source: International Herald Tribune

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