Definitions for paramountˈpær əˌmaʊnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•a•mount*ˈpær əˌmaʊnt(adj.)

  1. chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent.

  2. above others in rank or authority; superior.

  3. (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

par′a•mount•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating(adj)

    having superior power and influence

    "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"

Wiktionary

  1. paramount(Adjective)

    Supreme; highest.

    Getting those credit cards paid off is paramount.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paramount(adj)

    having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all others; chief; supreme; preeminent; as, a paramount duty

  2. Paramount(noun)

    the highest or chief

Freebase

  1. Paramount

    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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