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ultimate

ul·ti·mate

ultimate

 
 
pronunciation:
uhl t miht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: last or farthest in a progression; final.
Your grade will be based on the quality of your ultimate product.To become a full professor is her ultimate goal.They sailed to the port of New York, but Minneapolis was their ultimate destination.
synonyms:
concluding, final, last
similar words:
endmost, extreme, farthest, finishing, furthermost, furthest, terminal, utmost
definition 2: greatest; maximum.
The economy has reached its ultimate rate of growth.The singer was then at his ultimate level of success.She considered his remark the ultimate insult.This work was his ultimate achievement.
synonyms:
greatest, maximal, maximum, peak, supreme, top, utmost
similar words:
consummate, crowning, highest, ideal, main, most, paramount, topmost, uppermost
definition 3: fundamental; basic.
We're gaining an understanding of the ultimate truths of nature.
synonyms:
basic, fundamental, radical
similar words:
basal, elementary, primary, underlying
definition 4: decisive.
This was the ultimate battle of the war.
synonyms:
conclusive, decisive, final
similar words:
definitive, determinate
definition 5: eventual.
His ultimate success came as a surprise to many.What was the ultimate outcome of the trial?
synonyms:
eventual
similar words:
final, future, impending, inescapable, inevitable, long-range, unavoidable
definition 6: (informal) the absolute best; supreme.
They were determined to find the ultimate cup of coffee in the city.
synonyms:
supreme
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the final result or point; conclusion.
synonyms:
conclusion, finish
similar words:
apex, close, end, termination, upshot
definition 2: a fundamental truth or fact.
similar words:
full
definition 3: the furthest extreme; the utmost.
The reviewer said that the show represented the ultimate in bad taste.The hotel claims to offer the ultimate in luxury.
synonyms:
height, peak, utmost
similar words:
acme, apex, climax, extreme, last straw, last word, maximum
derivations: ultimately (adv.), ultimateness (n.)