What does ultimate mean?

Definitions for ultimate
ˈʌl tə mɪtul·ti·mate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ultimateadjective

    the finest or most superior quality of its kind

    "the ultimate in luxury"

  2. ultimateadjective

    furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme

    "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life"

  3. ultimateadjective

    being the last or concluding element of a series

    "the ultimate sonata of that opus"; "a distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable"


  1. ultimatenoun

    The most basic or fundamental of a set of things

  2. ultimatenoun

    The final or most distant point; the conclusion

  3. ultimatenoun

    The greatest extremity; the maximum

  4. ultimateadjective

    Concerning the last or final thing in a series.

  5. ultimateadjective

    Last in a word or other utterance.

  6. ultimateadjective

    Being the greatest possible; maximum; most extreme.

  7. ultimateadjective

    Being the most distant or extreme; farthest

  8. ultimateadjective

    That will happen sometime; eventual

  9. Etymology: From ultimatus, past participle of ultimare, from ultimus; see ultra-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ULTIMATEadjective

    Intended in the last resort; being the last in the train of consequences.

    Etymology: ultimus, Latin.

    I would be at the worst; worst is my port,
    My harbour, and my ultimate repose. John Milton.

    Many actions apt to procure fame, are not conducive to this our ultimate happiness. Addison.

    The ultimate allotment of God to men, is really a consequence of their own voluntary choice, in doing good or evil. John Rogers, Sermons.


  1. Ultimate

    Ultimate is a song by American rapper Denzel Curry, released on June 9, 2015 as the lead single from his debut double EP 32 Zel/Planet Shrooms. Produced and co-written by Ronny J, it is considered Curry's breakout hit. The song went viral in early 2016 when users of the video hosting service Vine began uploading various memes where the song's hook would play towards the end of the video. The meme would then spread into other websites, such as YouTube. It was used in some parts of the episodes of Feisty Films. The official remix of the song, featuring American rapper Juicy J, appeared on the remastered version of 32 Zel/Planet Shrooms.


  1. ultimate

    Ultimate refers to the final or last in a progression, the maximum or most extreme, the best or most significant, or the fundamental or basic. It can also represent something that cannot be further improved, surpassed, or surpassed. In essence, it signifies the pinnacle or the epitome of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ultimateadjective

    farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final

  2. Ultimateadjective

    last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final

  3. Ultimateadjective

    incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an ultimate constituent of matter

  4. Ultimate

    to come or bring to an end; to eventuate; to end

  5. Ultimate

    to come or bring into use or practice


  1. Ultimate

    Ultimate is a team sport played with a flying disc. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to an end zone in American football or the in-goal area in rugby. Players may not run with the disc, and must keep a pivot while holding the disc. While originally called ultimate frisbee, it is now officially called ultimate in many areas because Frisbee is registered as a trademark, albeit genericized, for the line of discs made by the Wham-O toy company. In 2008, there were 4.9 million Ultimate players in the US.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ultimate

    ul′ti-māt, adj. furthest: last: incapable of further division.—adv. Ul′timately.—n. Ultimā′tum, the final proposition or terms for a treaty:—pl. Ultimā′ta.—adj. Ul′timo, in the last (month).—n. Ul′timo-gen′iture, the same as Borough-English (q.v.)—opp. to Primogeniture.—Ultimus hæres (law), the crown or the state, which succeeds to the property of those who die intestate, without leaving next of kin, or who, being bastards, have no next of kin. [L. ultimus, the last, superl. of ulter.]

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  1. Ultimate

    last or final: that larval stage just before pupation.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ultimate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3782

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ultimate' in Adjectives Frequency: #503

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ultimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ultimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of ultimate in a Sentence

  1. Democrat Russ Feingold:

    Senator Feingold is the ultimate insider. A 34-year career politician. i don't have to hide my identity. I am proud that I served in the U.S. Senate.

  2. Sharon Burke:

    It's the ultimate legacy issue because it is something that's going to affect so many generations of Americans.

  3. Law School professor Richard Briffault:

    The executive order itself does not do anything that carries legal consequences, the( executive order) is actually pretty toothless in that all of the sections of law he invokes do not deprive the Department of Health of its power as the ultimate decision maker regarding measures necessary to inhibit the spread of communicable diseases as outlined in Section 1003.22( 3) of Florida Statutes.

  4. Jang Se-yul:

    The ultimate target that they have been aiming at for long is infrastructure.

  5. James Shea:

    Director of Public Safety James Shea told reporters Friday. Based on what we know now, the amount of guns, the amount of ammunition, the fact that they had explosive devices -- we would have to assume they planned to do a lot more damage than we allowed them to do. THOUSANDS MOURN, ATTEND FUNERALS FOR Jersey City SHOOTING VICTIMS Police officers stand near the scene of a gun fight at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Thursday. Anderson and Graham appear to have acted alone even though they had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites, a fringe religious group that often disparages whites and Jews, New Jersey officials have said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday that the attack was driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement and is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. The evidence points toward acts of hate. I can confirm that were investigating this matter as potential acts of domestic terrorism fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal added that social media posts, witness interviews and other evidence reflected the couples hatred of Jews and police. Orthodox Jewish men carry Moshe Deutsch's casket outside a Brooklyn synagogue following Moshe Deutsch funeral on Wednesday in New York. Moshe Deutsch was one of the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The attackers killed three people in the market, in addition to the police officer at a cemetery about a mile away, before dying in an hourslong gunbattle with police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Public Safety James Shea called Seals the ultimate detective or officer we would point to to tell young officers, This is how you should behave.

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  • أقصىArabic
  • ultimativeDanish
  • letzlich, äußerster, letzter, ultimativGerman
  • τελικόςGreek
  • finfinaEsperanto
  • extremo, máximo, final, último, mayorSpanish
  • ülimEstonian
  • نهاییPersian
  • dernier, ultimeFrench
  • deiridhIrish
  • परमHindi
  • terakhirIndonesian
  • ultimativo, conclusiva, conclusivo, ultimativa, ultimo, estrema, definitivo, estremo, ultima, definitiva, finaleItalian
  • საბოლოო, მაქსიმალური, უკიდურესი, უკანასკნელიGeorgian
  • ಅಂತಿಮKannada
  • ultimusLatin
  • последен, најдалечен, врвен, конечен, најголем, завршен, краенMacedonian
  • ultiem, laatst, uiteindelijk, definitiefDutch
  • endelig, ultimatNorwegian
  • największy, ostatni, najwyższyPolish
  • finalPortuguese
  • finalRomanian
  • окончательный, крайний, конечный, наидальнейший, последний, завершительный, наибольший, наивысшийRussian
  • najdaljiSerbo-Croatian
  • slutliga, slutgiltig, ultimat, slutligSwedish
  • இறுதிTamil
  • ที่สุดThai

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