What does ultimate mean?

Definitions for ultimate
ˈʌl tə mɪtul·ti·mate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ultimate.

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.]

Suggested Resources

  1. ultimate

    Song lyrics by ultimate -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by ultimate on the Lyrics.com website.

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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say ultimate in sign language?

  1. ultimate

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. Mickey Mehta:

    Man certainly is superior but mother nature is the absolute & the supreme. Don't even try to exceed the supreme it will be futile, instead try and merge with it transcending your own being. Then you will be at ultimate ease, life will simply be a breeze. Merge with divinity and capitalize, from superior become supreme and MickeyMize.

  2. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    Whether you agree or whether you disagree with the jury's ultimate verdict, our reaction needs to be one of respect in Baltimore's neighborhoods, and the residents and businesses who make up our city should reflect that respect.

  3. Mike Fasulo:

    Every piece of material and component has been crafted to realize the ultimate Hi-Res Audio experience on the move.

  4. 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.

  5. Raymond Givens:

    The ultimate solution to all of this is if we had more donors, (but) people are reticent to donate organs (when they die) partly because they don't think their organs are going to be used fairly.

Images & Illustrations of ultimate

  1. ultimateultimateultimateultimateultimate

Popularity rank by frequency of use

ultimate#1#2668#10000

Translations for ultimate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

Get even more translations for ultimate »

Translation

Find a translation for the ultimate definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these ultimate definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "ultimate." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 5 Mar. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/ultimate>.

    Are we missing a good definition for ultimate? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
    • A. anil
    • B. arborolatry
    • C. lumberman
    • D. recital

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for ultimate:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.