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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ultimate

    Final or fundamental; being the best or ideal.

    The ultimate gift was unusually unique, special, unexpected and surprising.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 15, 2019  

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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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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. Jovan Dewitt:

    For me, its my ultimate release, being on the grass coaching ball and working with our guys, to be out there is a complete relief for me.

  2. Amy Lee:

    You're putting a whole new ecosystem of balance in. So, it's the ultimate probiotic. The bacteria takes hold ; it starts to repopulate. John Lee said that ever since Avery underwent the procedure, which involved a healthy stool overnighted from a Boston stool bank, she has been healthy with regular bowel movements. Fecal transplants for C. diff are approved by the Food and Drug Administration( FDA) only for children with recurrent C. diff infections. In Georgia, 19 children had fecal transplants after Avery, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. It's incredible how many people a fecal transplant can save, and help, and cure, and give life again.

  3. John Piper:

    Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever.

  4. Vijay Shekhar Sharma:

    Look, the ultimate dreamland for tech entrepreneurs is if America becomes a market, for us, it's an ambition, very outspokenly stated, that we would love to be a part of the American economy where we can serve American citizens.

  5. 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.

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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
  • 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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