Definitions for ultimately

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ultimately, finally, in the end, at last, at long last(adverb)

    as the end result of a succession or process

    "ultimately he had to give in"; "at long last the winter was over"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ultimately(adverb)ˈʌl tə mɪt

    at the end of a process; = finally

    He started selling drugs, and ultimately went to jail.

  2. ultimatelyˈʌl tə mɪt

    in the most basic and important way

    Ultimately, we are all human beings with similar hopes and fears.


  1. ultimately(Adverb)

    Indicating the last item.

    Firstly, ... Secondly, ... Ultimately, ...

  2. ultimately(Adverb)

    Indicating the most important action.

    Ultimately, he will have to make a decision before the end of the week.

  3. ultimately(Adverb)


    Ultimately, I have been studying Greek at evening classes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ultimately(adverb)

    as a final consequence; at last; in the end; as, afflictions often tend to correct immoral habits, and ultimately prove blessings

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ultimately' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3407

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ultimately' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3818

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ultimately' in Adverbs Frequency: #249

Translations for ultimately

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in the end

We hope ultimately to be able to buy a house of our own.

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