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ˈpær əˌmaʊntPara·mount

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderatingadjective

    having superior power and influence

    "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"


  1. paramountadjective

    Supreme; highest.

    Getting those credit cards paid off is paramount.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Paramountadjective

    Etymology: per and mount.

    Leagues within the state are ever pernicious to monarchies; for they raise an obligation, paramount to obligation of sovereignty, and make the king, tanquam unus ex nobis. Francis Bacon.

    The dogmatist’s opinioned assurance is paramount to argument, Joseph Glanvill.

    If all power be derived from Adam, by divine institution, this is a right antecedent and paramount to all government; and therefore the positive laws of men cannot determine that which is itself the foundation of all law. John Locke.

    Mankind, seeing the apostles possessed of a power plainly paramount to the powers of all the known beings, whether angels or dæmons, could not question their being inspired by God. Gilbert West, on the Resurrection.

    John a Chamber was hanged upon a gibbet raised a stage higher in the midst of a square gallows, as a traitor paramount; and a number of his chief accomplices were hanged upon the lower story round him. Francis Bacon.

  2. Paramountnoun

    The chief.

    In order came the grand infernal peers,
    ’Midst came their mighty paramount. John Milton, P. L.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paramountadjective

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

  2. Paramountnoun

    the highest or chief


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Paramount

    par′a-mownt, adj. superior to all others: chief: of the highest order or importance—opp. to Paravail.—n. the chief: a superior.—adv. Par′amountly. [O. Fr. par amont, par—L. prep. per; cf. Amount.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. paramount

    The highest in rank or order; the chief.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Paramount in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Paramount in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Paramount in a Sentence

  1. Maersk Line:

    As we do not have the details of the ruling, we are not able to comment hereon, nor at this point speculate on our options, our paramount concern remains the safety of the crew and the safe release of the vessel. We will continue to do everything we can to resolve this matter with the relevant Iranian authorities.

  2. Federal Reserve:

    It is of paramount importance to get inflation down.

  3. Latisha Love-Gregory:

    We do not know if the variant by reducing fat sensitivity would increase or decrease fat intake so it is hard to make dietary recommendations at this point, regardless of genetic background, improving the diets of overweight or obese children is paramount in reducing the risk of obesity-associated complications such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

  4. Justin Riemer:

    As you can see from our ongoing litigation, it is of paramount concern. As many experts have warned, most states are not ready to flip a switch to all vote-by-mail.

  5. Carole Johnson:

    The health and safety of students, educators, staff and families is paramount. The administration will always be honest about the challenges we face, including addressing how and whether changes in the pandemic may impact the reopening of schools or the ability of schools to reopen.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. soft-witted
    • B. defiant
    • C. unsealed
    • D. ravening

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