Definitions for ultimateˈʌl tə mɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ul•ti•mateˈʌl tə mɪt(adj.)

  1. last; furthest or farthest:

    the ultimate destination.

  2. decisive; conclusive:

    the ultimate authority.

  3. highest; most desirable:

    one's ultimate goal.

  4. basic; fundamental:

    ultimate principles.

  5. final; total:

    the ultimate cost; ultimate consequences.

  6. unequaled or unsurpassed:

    the ultimate vacation.

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  7. (n.)the final point or result.

  8. a fundamental fact or principle.

  9. the finest or most superior of its kind.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of ultimate:

1645–55; < LL ultimāre to come to an end

ul′ti•mate•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ultimate(adj)

    the finest or most superior quality of its kind

    "the ultimate in luxury"

  2. ultimate(adj)

    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"

  3. ultimate(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ultimate(adjective)ˈʌl tə mɪt

    happening at the end of a process; = final

    Our ultimate aim is to inform and inspire students.

  2. ultimateˈʌl tə mɪt

    the best or worst possible

    the ultimate father's day gift

  3. ultimateˈʌl tə mɪt

    more important or stronger than all others

    God's ultimate power

Wiktionary

  1. ultimate(Noun)

    The most basic or fundamental of a set of things

  2. ultimate(Noun)

    The final or most distant point; the conclusion

  3. ultimate(Noun)

    The greatest extremity; the maximum

  4. ultimate(Adjective)

    Concerning the last or final thing in a series.

  5. ultimate(Adjective)

    Last in a word or other utterance.

  6. ultimate(Adjective)

    Being the greatest possible; maximum; most extreme.

  7. ultimate(Adjective)

    Being the most distant or extreme; farthest

  8. ultimate(Adjective)

    That will happen sometime; eventual

  9. Origin: From ultimatus, past participle of ultimare, from ultimus; see ultra-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ultimate(adj)

    farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final

  2. Ultimate(adj)

    last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final

  3. Ultimate(adj)

    incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an ultimate constituent of matter

  4. Ultimate

    to come or bring to an end; to eventuate; to end

  5. Ultimate

    to come or bring into use or practice

Freebase

  1. Ultimate

    Ultimate is a team sport played with a flying disc. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to an end zone in American football or the in-goal area in rugby. Players may not run with the disc, and must keep a pivot while holding the disc. While originally called ultimate frisbee, it is now officially called ultimate in many areas because Frisbee is registered as a trademark, albeit genericized, for the line of discs made by the Wham-O toy company. In 2008, there were 4.9 million Ultimate players in the US.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ultimate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3782

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ultimate' in Adjectives Frequency: #503


Translations for ultimate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ultimate(adjective)

last or final.

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