2. [syn: sovereign, supreme]
3. highest in excellence or achievement;
- Example: "supreme among musicians"
- Example: "a supreme endxxeavor"
- Example: "supreme courage"
4. greatest or maximal in degree; extreme;
- Example: "supreme folly"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Supreme \Su*preme"\, a. [L. supremus, superlative of superus
that is above, upper, fr. super above: cf. F. supr[^e]me. See
Super-, and cf. Sum.]
1. Highest in authority; holding the highest place in
authority, government, or power.
He that is the supreme King of kings. --Shak.
2. Highest; greatest; most excellent or most extreme; utmost;
greatist possible (sometimes in a bad sense); as, supreme
love; supreme glory; supreme magnanimity; supreme folly.
Each would be supreme within its own sphere, and
those spheres could not but clash. --De Quincey.
3. (Bot.) Situated at the highest part or point.
The Supreme, the Almighty; God.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: final or last in your life or progress; "the supreme
sacrifice"; "the supreme judgment"
2: greatest in status or authority or power; "a supreme
tribunal" [syn: sovereign, supreme]
3: highest in excellence or achievement; "supreme among
musicians"; "a supreme endxxeavor"; "supreme courage"
4: greatest or maximal in degree; extreme; "supreme folly"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
190 Moby Thesaurus words for "supreme":
absolute, acmatic, all-absorbing, all-knowing, all-powerful,
all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, apical, ascendant, at the head,
authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, best, boss,
boundless, brilliant, capital, cardinal, champion, changeless,
chief, choice, clothed with authority, commanding, competent,
consequential, considerable, consummate, controlling, creating,
creative, crowning, dominant, duly constituted, elect, elite,
eminent, empowered, eternal, eternally the same, everlasting,
ex officio, excellent, extreme, final, first, first-class,
first-rate, for the best, foremost, general, glorious, good,
governing, great, greatest, hallowed, handpicked, head, headmost,
hegemonic, hegemonistic, highest, holy, immortal, immutable,
imperative, important, in ascendancy, in charge, in chief,
in the ascendant, incomparable, infinite, influential, inimitable,
just, last, leading, limitless, loftiest, loving, luminous, main,
majestic, making, master, masterful, masterly, matchless, maximal,
maximum, merciful, meridian, meridional, mighty, momentous,
monocratic, most, numinous, official, omnipotent, omnipresent,
omniscient, one, optimal, optimum, outstanding, overmost,
overriding, overruling, paramount, peerless, perfect, permanent,
perpetual, picked, plenipotentiary, potent, powerful, predominant,
predominate, preeminent, premier, prepollent, preponderant,
preponderate, prepotent, prestigious, prevalent, primary, prime,
principal, prize, prominent, puissant, quintessential, radiant,
ranking, regnant, regulating, regulative, regulatory, reigning,
ruling, sacred, select, senior, shaping, sovereign, sublime,
substantial, summital, superb, superior, superlative, surpassing,
timeless, tip-top, top, top-notch, topmost, totalitarian, towering,
transcendent, ubiquitous, ultimate, unbounded, unchanging,
undefined, unequaled, unexcelled, unlimited, unmatchable,
unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled, unsurpassable, unsurpassed,
upmost, uppermost, utmost, uttermost, vertical, very best, weighty,
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
SUPREME. That which is superior to all other things; as the supreme power of
the state, which is an authority over all others. The supreme court, which
is superior to all other courts.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Supreme, LA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Louisiana
Population (2000): 1119
Housing Units (2000): 354
Land area (2000): 3.413814 sq. miles (8.841737 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.049281 sq. miles (0.127636 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.463095 sq. miles (8.969373 sq. km)
FIPS code: 74235
Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
Location: 29.859875 N, 90.985197 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.