What does extreme mean?

Definitions for extreme
ɪkˈstrimex·treme

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extremenoun

    the furthest or highest degree of something

    "he carried it to extremes"

  2. extreme point, extreme, extremumadjective

    the point located farthest from the middle of something

  3. extreme, utmost(a), uttermost(a)adjective

    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"

  4. extremeadjective

    far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree

    "an extreme example"; "extreme temperatures"; "extreme danger"

  5. extremeadjective

    beyond a norm in views or actions

    "an extreme conservative"; "an extreme liberal"; "extreme views on integration"; "extreme opinions"

  6. extremeadjective

    most distant in any direction

    "the extreme edge of town"

Wiktionary

  1. extremenoun

    The greatest or utmost point, degree or condition

    Etymology: extremus, the superlative of exterus

  2. extremenoun

    Each of the things at opposite ends of a range or scale.

    extremes of temperature

    Etymology: extremus, the superlative of exterus

  3. extremenoun

    A drastic expedient.

    Etymology: extremus, the superlative of exterus

  4. extremenoun

    Either of the two numbers at the ends of a proportion, as 1 and 6 in 1:2=3:6.

    Etymology: extremus, the superlative of exterus

  5. extremeadverb

    Extremely.

    Etymology: extremus, the superlative of exterus

  6. extremeadjective

    Of a place, the most remote, farthest or outermost.

    At the extreme edges, the coating is very thin.

    Etymology: extremus, the superlative of exterus

  7. extremeadjective

    In the greatest or highest degree; intense.

    He has an extreme aversion to needles, and avoids visiting the doctor.

    Etymology: extremus, the superlative of exterus

  8. extremeadjective

    Excessive, or far beyond the norm.

    His extreme love of model trains showed in the rails that criscrossed his entire home.

    Etymology: extremus, the superlative of exterus

  9. extremeadjective

    Drastic, or of great severity.

    I think the new laws are extreme, but many believe them necessary for national security.

    Etymology: extremus, the superlative of exterus

  10. extremeadjective

    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.

    Etymology: extremus, the superlative of exterus

  11. extremeadjective

    Ultimate, final or last.

    Etymology: extremus, the superlative of exterus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extremeadjective

    at the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit

    Etymology: [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. F. extrme. See Exterior.]

  2. Extremeadjective

    last; final; conclusive; -- said of time; as, the extreme hour of life

    Etymology: [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. F. extrme. See Exterior.]

  3. Extremeadjective

    the best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest; immoderate; excessive; most violent; as, an extreme case; extreme folly

    Etymology: [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. F. extrme. See Exterior.]

  4. Extremeadjective

    radical; ultra; as, extreme opinions

    Etymology: [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. F. extrme. See Exterior.]

  5. Extremeadjective

    extended or contracted as much as possible; -- said of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat forth

    Etymology: [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. F. extrme. See Exterior.]

  6. Extremenoun

    the utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity

    Etymology: [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. F. extrme. See Exterior.]

  7. Extremenoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. F. extrme. See Exterior.]

  8. Extremenoun

    an extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc

    Etymology: [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. F. extrme. See Exterior.]

  9. Extremenoun

    either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them

    Etymology: [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. F. extrme. See Exterior.]

  10. Extremenoun

    the first or the last term of a proportion or series

    Etymology: [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus, on the outside, outward: cf. F. extrme. See Exterior.]

Freebase

  1. Extreme

    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

  1. Extreme

    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 Written Corpus Frequency: #4546

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    Rank popularity for the word 'extreme' in Nouns Frequency: #2975

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    Rank popularity for the word 'extreme' in Adjectives Frequency: #411

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extreme in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extreme in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of extreme in a Sentence

  1. Glenn Youngkin:

    Qualified immunity does not absolve law enforcement from extreme had behavior, it protects them from frivolous civil lawsuits.

  2. Eloise Todd:

    New global goals which could set out the roadmap to end extreme poverty will be worth little if leaders fail to back them with an ambitious financing plan.

  3. Roberto Mukaro Borrero:

    The traditional homelands of the Taíno extend from the Caribbean islands to southern Florida. My family lineage is from Borikén (Puerto Rico) and I know that the loss of life people on the island suffered from Hurricane Maria was not simply the result of an extreme weather event. The casualties are also the result of the colonial legacy that includes racism and years of neglect.

  4. Pope Francis:

    The tragedy of abortion is experienced by some with a superficial awareness, as if not realizing the extreme harm that such an act entails, many others, on the other hand, although experiencing this moment as a defeat, believe that they have no other option.

  5. Omarosa Manigault-Newman:

    Can I just say this, as bad as you all think Trump is, you’d be worried about Pence. Everybody that’s wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their lives, you would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president. He’s extreme. I’m Christian, I love Jesus. But he thinks Jesus tells him to say things, and I’m like, ‘Jesus didn’t say that.’ Scary.

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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
  • ekstremDanish
  • extremGerman
  • ekstremo, plej fora, ekstremaEsperanto
  • extremoSpanish
  • törkeä, äärimmäinen, extreme, liiallinenFinnish
  • extrême, excessive, excessifFrench
  • קיצוניHebrew
  • ekstrèmHaitian Creole
  • ekstrimIndonesian
  • extremaIdo
  • estrema, estremo, profonda, profondoItalian
  • קיצוניHebrew
  • 極端, 究極, 極限Japanese
  • ក្រៃលែងKhmer
  • ekstremMalay
  • 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
  • తీవ్రమైనTelugu
  • екстремальний, надмірний, далекий, крайнійUkrainian
  • آخری, حدِاکثر, نہایت, مشکل ترین, انتہائی, پرخطر, مقام انتہا, اقصی نقطہUrdu
  • 極端Chinese

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