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. Nancy Pelosi:

    In addition to that, on a regular basis, when there's a stock transaction to report that, the court system, the third branch of government, the Judiciary, has no reporting. The Supreme Court has no disclosure. The Supreme Court has no reporting of stock transactions and The Supreme Court makes important decisions every day.

  2. Former President George W. Bush:

    President Trump has made an outstanding decision in Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, brett is a brilliant jurist who has faithfully applied the Constitution and laws throughout his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit.

  3. James Bopp:

    Supreme Court means a lot more regulations on abortion will be upheld, now if they think it's the majority decision that( applies)... then it will be harder.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    There comes a phase in life, at least once in a lifetime, when one finds himsef/herself totally alone...so utterly alone that one must withdraw into one's innermost self. there is no other option but to endure that bitter suffering. When one overcomes that overpowering solitude, one is no longer alone. Through this solitude and the soul searching, we find that our innermost self is the divine spark of life, the indivisible spirit that comes from the Supreme Power - God. And after that moment of self-realization, the awakening from material world, we find ourselves in the midst of the chaos of this world, and yet totally undisturbed by its multiplicity, fully in sync and accepting the world as is - because our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.

  5. John Stemberger:

    We’re getting a confusing message from the Supreme Court, so I certainly hope they will take up the issue and provide some clarity.

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