Definition of Ultimate

1. Adjective. Furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme. "One's ultimate goal in life"

Attributes: Ultimacy, Ultimateness
Similar to: Crowning, Eventual, Final, Last, Net, Last-ditch, Supreme
Antonyms: Proximate
Derivative terms: Ultimateness

2. Noun. The finest or most superior quality of its kind. "The ultimate in luxury"
Generic synonyms: Quality

3. Adjective. Being the last or concluding element of a series. "A distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable"
Similar to: Last
Derivative terms: Ultimateness

Definition of Ultimate

1. a. Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final.

2. v. t. & i. To come or bring to an end; to eventuate; to end.

Definition of Ultimate

1. Adjective. Concerning the last or final thing in a series. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a syllable) Last in a word or other utterance. ¹

3. Adjective. Being the greatest possible; maximum; most extreme. ¹

4. Adjective. Being the most distant or extreme; farthest ¹

5. Adjective. That will happen sometime; eventual ¹

6. Noun. The most basic or fundamental of a set of things ¹

7. Noun. The final or most distant point; the conclusion ¹

8. Noun. The greatest extremity; the maximum ¹

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Definition of Ultimate

1. to come to an end [v -MATED, -MATING, -MATES]

Medical Definition of Ultimate

1. 1. Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final. "My harbor, and my ultimate repose." (Milton) "Many actions apt to procure fame are not conductive to this our ultimate happiness." (Addison) 2. Last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final. "Those ultimate truths and those universal laws of thought which we can not rationally contradict." (Coleridge) 3. Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an ultimate constituent of matter. Ultimate analysis, organic analysis. See Organic. Ultimate belief. See Belief. Ultimate ratio, the limiting value of a ratio, or that toward which a series tends, and which it does not pass. Synonym: Final, conclusive. See Final. Origin: LL. Ultimatus last, extreme, fr. L. Ultimare to come to an end, fr. Ultimus the farthest, last, superl. From the same source as ulterior. See Ulterior, and cf. Ultimatum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ultimate

ulterior motive
ulterior motives
ultima Thule
ultimate analysis
ultimate frisbee
ultimate principle
ultimate sacrifice
ultimate sacrifices
ultimate strength

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