Definitions for paramountˈpær əˌmaʊnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent.
above others in rank or authority; superior.
(n.)a supreme ruler; overlord.
* Syn: See dominant.
Origin of paramount:
1525–35; < AF paramont above =par-per - +a mont < L ad montem to the mountain, hence, upward, above; see ad -, mount2
overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating(adj)
having superior power and influence
"the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
Getting those credit cards paid off is paramount.
having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all others; chief; supreme; preeminent; as, a paramount duty
the highest or chief
Paramount is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. According to the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 54,098 down from 55,266 at the 2000 census. Paramount is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area; and is bordered by Compton and Lynwood to the west, South Gate and Downey to the north, Bellflower to the east and south, and Long Beach to the south.
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