What does Supreme mean?

Definitions for Supreme
səˈprim, sʊ-supreme

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supremeadjective

    final or last in your life or progress

    "the supreme sacrifice"; "the supreme judgment"

  2. sovereign, supremeadjective

    greatest in status or authority or power

    "a supreme tribunal"

  3. supremeadjective

    highest in excellence or achievement

    "supreme among musicians"; "a supreme endxxeavor"; "supreme courage"

  4. supremeadjective

    greatest or maximal in degree; extreme

    "supreme folly"


  1. supremeverb

    To divide a citrus fruit into its segments, removing the skin, pith, membranes, and seeds.

  2. supremeadjective

    Dominant, having power over all others.

  3. supremeadjective

    At the greatest, most excellent, extreme, most superior, highest, or utmost.

  4. Supremenoun

    The Supreme Being; the Almighty; God.

  5. Supremenoun

    A deity with such name.

  6. Etymology: From suprême, from supremus, superlative of superus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SUPREMEadjective

    Etymology: supremus, Latin.

    As no man serveth God, and loveth him not; so neither can any man sincerely love God, and not extremely abhor that sin which is the highest degree of treason against the supreme Guide and Monarch of the whole world, with whose divine authority and power it investeth others. Richard Hooker.

    The god of soldiers,
    With the consent of supreme Jove, inform
    Thy thoughts with nobleness. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    This strength, the seat of Deity supreme. John Milton.

    The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees,
    Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees;
    Three centuries he grows, and three he stays
    Supreme in state, and in three more decays. Dryden.

    My soul akes
    To know, when two authorities are up,
    Neither supreme, how soon confusion
    May enter ’twixt the gap of both. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    No single virtue we could most commend,
    Whether the wife, the mother, or the friend;
    For she was all in that supreme degree,
    That as no one prevail’d, so all was she. Dryden.

    To him both heav’n
    The right had giv’n,
    And his own love bequeath’d supreme command. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supremeadjective

    highest in authority; holding the highest place in authority, government, or power

  2. Supremeadjective

    highest; greatest; most excellent or most extreme; utmost; greatist possible (sometimes in a bad sense); as, supreme love; supreme glory; supreme magnanimity; supreme folly

  3. Supremeadjective

    situated at the highest part or point

  4. Etymology: [L. supremus, superlative of superus that is above, upper, fr. super above: cf. F. suprme. See Super-, and cf. Sum.]


  1. Supreme

    Supreme is a fictional superhero created by Rob Liefeld and first published by Image Comics, then Maximum Press, and later by Awesome Entertainment. He was originally a violent, egotistical Superman archetype, but was rebooted by Alan Moore to pay tribute to the classic Silver Age Superman mythos, as guided by Mort Weisinger. Supreme is also the name of a comic book series which lasted 56 issues. Moore started with issue #41 and his run would later be collected as two trade paperbacks by the Checker Book Publishing Group: Supreme: The Story of the Year and Supreme: The Return. Moore's work on the series won the 1997 Eisner Award for Best Writer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Supreme

    sū-prēm′, adj. highest: greatest: most excellent.—n. the highest point: the chief, the superior.—n. Suprem′acy, state of being supreme; highest authority or power.—adv. Supreme′ly.—ns. Supreme′ness, Suprem′ity.—Oath of supremacy, an oath denying the supremacy of the pope; The Supreme Being, God. [L. supremus, superl. of superus, high—super, above.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Supreme' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2942

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Supreme' in Adjectives Frequency: #404

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Supreme in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Supreme in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Supreme in a Sentence

  1. The President:

    At a time when our politics are so polarized, at a time when norms and customs of political rhetoric and courtesy and comity are so often treated like they're disposable -- this is precisely the time when we should play it straight, because our Supreme Court really is unique. It's supposed to be above politics. It has to be. And it should stay that way.

  2. Ron DeSantis:

    Sending unruly mobs to private residences, like we have seen with the angry crowds in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices, is inappropriate, this bill will provide protection to those living in residential communities, and I am glad to sign it into law.

  3. Linda Thomas-Greenfield:

    The Supreme Court has taken away the established, fundamental, constitutional right to abortion from millions of Americans. This is a cruel, dark and dangerous decision, what makes this decision so heartbreaking is that Americans had a clear and unequivocal constitutional right stripped away.

  4. Donald Trump:

    In The President final act of supreme courage, John gave The President life for The President fellow warriors.

  5. Richard Dieter:

    They might affirm it, but it would be terrible to go ahead with an execution when the person's life or death depends solely on his having a date between the Supreme Court agreeing to hear the case and its decision in that case.

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