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Ultimate

Ultimate

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Being the last or concluding element of a series
"The ultimate sonata of that opus"
"A distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable"
(2)   Furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme
"The ultimate achievement"
"The ultimate question"
"Man's ultimate destiny"
"The ultimate insult"
"One's ultimate goal in life"

noun


(3)   The finest or most superior quality of its kind
"The ultimate in luxury"
Wiktonary



Etymology


< , pp. of < ; see ultra-.

Adjective


  1. Concerning the last or final thing in a series.
  2. Being the greatest possible; maximum; most extreme.
    • E.g. The ultimate pleasure, or the ultimate disappointment
  3. Being the most distant or extreme; farthest
  4. That will happen sometime; eventual
  5. The greatest extreme; most extreme or most superior.

Noun



  1. The most basic or fundamental of a set of things
  2. The final or most distant point; the conclusion
  3. The greatest extremity; the maximum

Verb


ultimate