What does ultimate mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. ultimatenoun

    The most basic or fundamental of a set of things

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

  2. ultimatenoun

    The final or most distant point; the conclusion

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

  3. ultimatenoun

    The greatest extremity; the maximum

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

  4. ultimateadjective

    Concerning the last or final thing in a series.

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

  5. ultimateadjective

    Last in a word or other utterance.

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

  6. ultimateadjective

    Being the greatest possible; maximum; most extreme.

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

  7. ultimateadjective

    Being the most distant or extreme; farthest

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

  8. ultimateadjective

    That will happen sometime; eventual

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

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

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

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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. Adam Schiff:

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

  2. Cometan:

    Could this be a dream or the ultimate nightmare?

  3. Deedar Ali:

    We have close links to Iran and a mutual aim under a shared ideology to stand united under the current longtime supreme leader of Iran, Deedar Ali, who is the ultimate power for us, his words stand no less than a decree for us.

  4. Thomas Jefferson:

    [The People] are the ultimate, guardians of their own liberty.

  5. Dan Friedkin:

    This is an important step toward our ultimate goal of identifying and returning home the crew of ‘Heaven Can Wait’ who bravely served our country during the battle at Hansa Bay, our search efforts for the more than 72,000 missing American service members from World War II will continue as we seek to bring closure to the families impacted by their loss.

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Translations for ultimate

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  • أقصىArabic
  • letzlich, letzter, ultimativ, äußersterGerman
  • τελικόςGreek
  • 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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