the finest or most superior quality of its kind
"the ultimate in luxury"
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"
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"
The most basic or fundamental of a set of things
The final or most distant point; the conclusion
The greatest extremity; the maximum
Concerning the last or final thing in a series.
Last in a word or other utterance.
Being the greatest possible; maximum; most extreme.
Being the most distant or extreme; farthest
That will happen sometime; eventual
Origin: From ultimatus, past participle of ultimare, from ultimus; see ultra-.
farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final
last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final
incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an ultimate constituent of matter
to come or bring to an end; to eventuate; to end
to come or bring into use or practice
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ul′ti-māt, adj. furthest: last: incapable of further division.—adv. Ul′timately.—n. Ultimā′tum, the final proposition or terms for a treaty:—pl. Ultimā′ta.—adj. Ul′timo, in the last (month).—n. Ul′timo-gen′iture, the same as Borough-English (q.v.)—opp. to Primogeniture.—Ultimus hæres (law), the crown or the state, which succeeds to the property of those who die intestate, without leaving next of kin, or who, being bastards, have no next of kin. [L. ultimus, the last, superl. of ulter.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ultimate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3782
Rank popularity for the word 'ultimate' in Adjectives Frequency: #503
The numerical value of ultimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of ultimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our ultimate objective is to stop Mexico's unfair trade practices ... and the final pact has yet to do that.
At the heart of my metaphysic there is the ultimate question and at the heart of the universe there is the ultimate questioner.
Just like any tragedy, the ultimate question - why? - will never have an answer that satisfies those whose loved ones have been injured or killed.
God is the ultimate philosophical questioner, the one who asks the logically paradoxical ultimate philosophical question about the nature of his own existence.
An Olympic medal is the ultimate sports symbol of hard work, sacrifice and the perseverance of athletes, parents and coaches, we are happy the issue of our medal has finally been resolved.
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Translations for ultimate
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- letzlich, letzter, ultimativ, äußersterGerman
- extremo, máximo, final, último, mayorSpanish
- ultime, dernierFrench
- finale, definitiva, definitivo, ultimo, ultimativo, conclusiva, conclusivo, ultimativa, estrema, estremo, ultimaItalian
- უკიდურესი, უკანასკნელი, მაქსიმალური, საბოლოოGeorgian
- последен, краен, врвен, најголем, конечен, најдалечен, завршенMacedonian
- definitief, ultiem, uiteindelijk, laatstDutch
- ultimat, endeligNorwegian
- największy, ostatni, najwyższyPolish
- окончательный, конечный, наидальнейший, завершительный, крайний, наивысший, наибольший, последнийRussian
- slutliga, slutgiltig, slutlig, ultimatSwedish
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