What does ultimate mean?

Definitions for ultimate
ˈʌl tə mɪtul·ti·mate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ultimate(adj)

    the finest or most superior quality of its kind

    "the ultimate in luxury"

  2. ultimate(adj)

    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. ultimate(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. ultimate(Noun)

    The most basic or fundamental of a set of things

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

  2. ultimate(Noun)

    The final or most distant point; the conclusion

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

  3. ultimate(Noun)

    The greatest extremity; the maximum

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

  4. ultimate(Adjective)

    Concerning the last or final thing in a series.

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

  5. ultimate(Adjective)

    Last in a word or other utterance.

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

  6. ultimate(Adjective)

    Being the greatest possible; maximum; most extreme.

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

  7. ultimate(Adjective)

    Being the most distant or extreme; farthest

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

  8. ultimate(Adjective)

    That will happen sometime; eventual

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ultimate(adj)

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

  2. Ultimate(adj)

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

  3. Ultimate(adj)

    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

Freebase

  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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Entomology

  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

How to pronounce ultimate?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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Numerology

  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. Fred A. Manske, Jr.:

    The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    I don't think any decision has been made on the ultimate question about whether articles of impeachment should be brought.

  3. Francis Ford Coppola:

    Robert Evans had strong instincts as evidenced by the long list of great films in Robert Evans career, when I worked with Bob, some of his helpful ideas included suggesting John Marley as Woltz and Sterling Hayden as the Police Captain, and John Marley as Woltz ultimate realization that' The Godfather' could be 2 hours and 45 minutes in length ; also, making a movie out of' The Cotton Club' — casting Richard Gere and Gregory Hines, and bringing Milena Canonero, George Faison, Richard Sylbert, and many other talented people to work on the film. May The Kid always stay in the picture.

  4. Stephen Hawking, Interview with The Guardian (UK) September 27, 2005:

    If human life were long enough to find the ultimate theory, everything would have been solved by previous generations. Nothing would be left to be discovered.

  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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Translations for ultimate

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  • أقصىArabic
  • letzlich, letzter, ultimativ, äußersterGerman
  • extremo, máximo, final, último, mayorSpanish
  • ülimEstonian
  • نهاییPersian
  • ultime, dernierFrench
  • deiridhIrish
  • परमHindi
  • terakhirIndonesian
  • finale, definitiva, definitivo, ultimo, ultimativo, conclusiva, conclusivo, ultimativa, estrema, estremo, ultimaItalian
  • უკიდურესი, უკანასკნელი, მაქსიმალური, საბოლოოGeorgian
  • ಅಂತಿಮKannada
  • ultimusLatin
  • последен, краен, врвен, најголем, конечен, најдалечен, завршенMacedonian
  • definitief, ultiem, uiteindelijk, laatstDutch
  • ultimat, endeligNorwegian
  • największy, ostatni, najwyższyPolish
  • окончательный, конечный, наидальнейший, завершительный, крайний, наивысший, наибольший, последнийRussian
  • najdaljiSerbo-Croatian
  • slutliga, slutgiltig, slutlig, ultimatSwedish
  • இறுதிTamil
  • ที่สุดThai

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