1. final or last in your life or progress;
- Example: "the supreme sacrifice"
- Example: "the supreme judgment"
2. greatest in status or authority or power;
- Example: "a supreme tribunal"
[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. [1913 Webster] He that is the supreme King of kings. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Each would be supreme within its own sphere, and those spheres could not but clash. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) Situated at the highest part or point. [1913 Webster] The Supreme, the Almighty; God. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Supreme, LA (CDP, FIPS 74235) Location: 29.85959 N, 90.99262 W Population (1990): 1020 (293 housing units) Area: 7.4 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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