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"

Wiktionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Information Lewis Brown:

    The government intends, in keeping with its long-held tradition of respect for the various authorities and democratic actions of each branch of government, to honor this order of the Supreme Court.

  2. Rommel Banlaoi:

    Supreme Court is probably worried politicians will use EDCA as an election issue, so Supreme Court made the decision now, if Supreme Court decides the agreement is constitutional, Supreme Court will be a big victory for President( Benigno) Aquino. Supreme Court cements the strong security alliance between the U.S. and the Philippines. U.S.-Philippine military ties are already robust. Philippine military officials say there has been an increase in U.S. exercises, training and ship and aircraft visits in the past year under Obama's.

  3. Ronald Poulton:

    It's taken a great toll on his family. Over and over again the courts have exonerated him, it's been tiring and difficult and unnecessary and now the Supreme Court - the highest court - has told the government that's enough.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    I was not a community organizer before I was elected to the Senate, i spent five and a half years as the solicitor-general of Texas, the chief lawyer for the state of Texas in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

  5. Bjorn Brunvand:

    Can you take that away from them? Can you retroactively pull the rug out and reinsert the death penalty? Brunvand toldFox News that a motion has already been filed to reinstate the death penalty for his client. He thinks thats an injustice. I cannot imagine having been sentenced to death, having received word from the Supreme Court that the scheme is unconstitutional and youre going to get a new trial, to have lawyers start preparing for trial and then all of the sudden face the prospect that Oh, we might just send you back to death row. I cant imagine.

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