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Meaning of PARAMOUNT

Pronunciation:  'parumawnt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
 

PARAMOUNT is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: dominant, overriding, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Par"a*mount\, a. [OF. par amont above; par through,
    by (L. per) + amont above. See {Amount}.]
    Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all
    others; chief; supreme; pre["e]minent; as, a paramount duty.
    ``A traitor paramount.'' --Bacon.
    
    {Lady paramount} (Archery), the lady making the best score.
    
    
    {Lord paramount}, the king.
    
    Syn: Syn. Superior; principal; pre["e]minent; chief.
    
    
  2. \Par"a*mount\, n.
    The highest or chief. --Milton.
    
    
 
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