HyperDic: ultimate

English > 3 senses of the word ultimate:
ADJECTIVEallultimatefurthest or highest in degree or order
allultimatebeing the last or concluding element of a series
NOUNattributeultimatethe finest or most superior quality of its kind
ultimate > pronunciation
Soundsah'ltahmaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > ultimate: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningfurthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme / extreme.
Examples
  • "the ultimate achievement"
  • "the ultimate question"
  • "man's ultimate destiny"
  • "the ultimate insult"
  • "one's ultimate goal in life"
Attribute ofultimacy, ultimatenessThe state or degree of being ultimate
Narrowercrowningrepresenting a level of the highest possible achievement or attainment
eventualExpected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating
final, last, netconclusive in a process or progression
last-ditchOf something done as a final recourse (especially to prevent a crisis or disaster)
supremefinal or last in your life or progress
OppositeproximateClosest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects
Spanishextremo
Nounsultimatenessthe state or degree of being ultimate
English > ultimate: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningThe last or concluding element of a series.
Examples
  • "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"
BroaderlastComing after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining
Spanishúltimo
Nounsultimatenessthe state or degree of being ultimate
Adverbsultimatelyas the end result of a succession or process
English > ultimate: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe finest or most superior quality of its kind.
Example"the ultimate in luxury"
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

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