What does utmost mean?

Definitions for utmostˈʌtˌmoʊst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word utmost.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. utmost, uttermost, maximum, level best(adj)

    the greatest possible degree

    "he tried his utmost"

  2. extreme, utmost(a), uttermost(a)(adj)

    of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity

    "extreme cold"; "extreme caution"; "extreme pleasure"; "utmost contempt"; "to the utmost degree"; "in the uttermost distress"

  3. last, utmost(adj)

    highest in extent or degree

    "to the last measure of human endurance"; "whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually"

  4. farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, utmost, uttermost(adj)

    (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order

    "had traveled to the farthest frontier"; "don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree"; "explored the furthest reaches of space"; "the utmost tip of the peninsula"

Wiktionary

  1. utmost(Noun)

    maximum; greatest possible amount or quantity.

  2. utmost(Adjective)

    Situated at the most distant limit; farthest

  3. utmost(Adjective)

    The most extreme; ultimate; greatest

Webster Dictionary

  1. Utmost(adj)

    situated at the farthest point or extremity; farthest out; most distant; extreme; as, the utmost limits of the land; the utmost extent of human knowledge

  2. Utmost(adj)

    being in the greatest or highest degree, quantity, number, or the like; greatest; as, the utmost assiduity; the utmost harmony; the utmost misery or happiness

  3. Utmost(noun)

    the most that can be; the farthest limit; the greatest power, degree, or effort; as, he has done his utmost; try your utmost

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Utmost

    ut′mōst, adj. outmost: farthest out: most distant: last: in the greatest degree: highest.—n. the greatest that can be: the greatest effort. [A.S. útemest, formed with double superlative suffix -m-est from úte, out.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of utmost in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of utmost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then say it with the utmost levity.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.

  3. Tabare Vazquez:

    I promise to work my utmost but I cannot, should not and do not want to work alone, I want to count on all Uruguayans.

  4. Aristotle:

    If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.

  5. Charles Ryan:

    The report is clear that the execution of inmate Wood was handled in accordance with all department procedures, which ... either meet or exceed national standards, it was done appropriately and with the utmost professionalism.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • äußerst, höchstGerman
  • υπέρτατοςGreek
  • extremado, máximum, sobresaliente, sumo, descollante, suma, máximo, extremo, mayorSpanish
  • plus grand, suprême, extrême, maximumFrench
  • טופ, מקסימוםHebrew
  • legtávolabbi, legnagyobb, legvégsőHungarian
  • 極度, 最大Japanese
  • uiterste, hoogst, uiterstDutch
  • extremo, derradeiroPortuguese
  • кра́йний, велича́йший, наивы́сший, экстрема́льный, преде́льныйRussian
  • ytterstaSwedish

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