the furthest or highest degree of something
"he carried it to extremes"
extreme point, extreme, extremum(adj)
the point located farthest from the middle of something
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"
far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree
"an extreme example"; "extreme temperatures"; "extreme danger"
beyond a norm in views or actions
"an extreme conservative"; "an extreme liberal"; "extreme views on integration"; "extreme opinions"
most distant in any direction
"the extreme edge of town"
The greatest or utmost point, degree or condition
Each of the things at opposite ends of a range or scale.
extremes of temperature
A drastic expedient.
Either of the two numbers at the ends of a proportion, as 1 and 6 in 1:2=3:6.
Of a place, the most remote, farthest or outermost.
At the extreme edges, the coating is very thin.
In the greatest or highest degree; intense.
He has an extreme aversion to needles, and avoids visiting the doctor.
Excessive, or far beyond the norm.
His extreme love of model trains showed in the rails that criscrossed his entire home.
Drastic, or of great severity.
I think the new laws are extreme, but many believe them necessary for national security.
Of sports, difficult or dangerous; performed in a hazardous environment.
Television has begun to reflect the growing popularity of extreme sports such as bungee jumping and skateboarding.
Ultimate, final or last.
Origin: extremus, the superlative of exterus
at the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit
last; final; conclusive; -- said of time; as, the extreme hour of life
the best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest; immoderate; excessive; most violent; as, an extreme case; extreme folly
radical; ultra; as, extreme opinions
extended or contracted as much as possible; -- said of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat forth
the utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity
utmost limit or degree that is supposable or tolerable; hence, furthest degree; any undue departure from the mean; -- often in the plural: things at an extreme distance from each other, the most widely different states, etc.; as, extremes of heat and cold, of virtue and vice; extremes meet
an extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc
either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them
the first or the last term of a proportion or series
Origin: [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. F. extrme. See Exterior.]
Extreme is an American rock band, headed by frontmen Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt, that reached the height of their popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Among some of Extreme's musical influences are Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and Queen. The band played at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992, also jammed with Brian May and Van Halen, and Cherone joined Van Halen in 1996. The band has described their music as "Funky Metal" in the early days, but it would evolve much more in the mid-90s by blending classic rock influences with post-grunge and alternative rock. They have released five studio albums, two EPs and two compilation albums since their formation. The band was one of the most successful rock acts of the early 1990s, selling over 10 million albums worldwide. Extreme achieved their greatest success with their 1990 album Pornograffitti, which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold in May 1991 and 2×platinum in October 1992. That album featured the acoustic ballad single "More Than Words," which reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 in the United States.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks-trēm′, adj. outermost: most remote: last: highest in degree: greatest: excessive: most violent: most urgent: stringent.—n. the utmost point or verge: end: utmost or highest limit or degree: great necessity.—adv. Extrēme′ly.—ns. Extrē′mism; Extrē′mist.—adj. Extrem′ital.—n. Extrem′ity, the utmost limit: the highest degree: greatest necessity or distress: (pl.) the hands and feet.—Extreme unction (see Unction).—Go to extremes, to go too far: to use extreme measures.—In extremis (L.), at the point of death; In the extreme, in the last, highest degree: extremely; The last extremity, the utmost pitch of misfortune: death. [O. Fr. extreme—L. extremus, superl. of exter, on the outside.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'extreme' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3053
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Rank popularity for the word 'extreme' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4546
Rank popularity for the word 'extreme' in Nouns Frequency: #2975
Rank popularity for the word 'extreme' in Adjectives Frequency: #411
The numerical value of extreme in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of extreme in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- الأبعد, في الراضة معناه صعب وفي بئات وظروف خطيرة, مميت, لأكثر, الأقصى, أخير, خطير, غير اعتيادي, شديد, أقصىArabic
- краен, крайност, драстичен, извънреден, екстремен, най-далечен, последенBulgarian
- extremCatalan, Valencian
- krajní, extrémní, extrémCzech
- ekstremo, plej fora, ekstremaEsperanto
- törkeä, äärimmäinen, extreme, liiallinenFinnish
- extrême, excessive, excessifFrench
- ekstrèmHaitian Creole
- estrema, estremo, profonda, profondoItalian
- 極端, 究極, 極限Japanese
- intens, drastisch, extreme, ultieme, extreem, ultiem, overmatige, overmatig, uiterste, drastische, intense, afgelegenDutch
- ekstremalny, drastyczny, skrajny, ekstrema, skrajność, nadzwyczajny, ekstremumPolish
- extremo, último, excessivoPortuguese
- чрезвыча́йный, чрезме́рный, экстрема́льный, да́льний, кра́йний, после́днийRussian
- ytterst, extrem, avlägsenSwedish
- екстремальний, надмірний, далекий, крайнійUkrainian
- آخری, حدِاکثر, نہایت, مشکل ترین, انتہائی, پرخطر, مقام انتہا, اقصی نقطہUrdu
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