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Meaning of ULTIMATE

Pronunciation:  'ultumit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  being the last or concluding element of a series; "the ultimate sonata of that opus"; "a distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable"
  2. [adj]  furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life"
  3. [adj]  being the ultimate or elemental constituents of anything; "the elemental stuff of...out of which the many forms of life have been molded"- Jack London; "the ultimate ingredients of matter"; "his proposal is elegantly simple"

ULTIMATE is a 8 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: crowning(a), elemental, eventual(a), farthest, final, highest, last, last-ditch, net, simple, supreme
 Antonyms: proximate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ul"ti*mate\, a. [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}.]
    1. Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last;
             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.
    3. Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further
       division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an
       ultimate constituent of matter.
    {Ultimate analysis} (Chem.), organic analysis. See under
    {Ultimate belief}. See under {Belief}.
    {Ultimate ratio} (Math.), the limiting value of a ratio, or
       that toward which a series tends, and which it does not
    Syn: Final; conclusive. See {Final}.
  2. \Ul"ti*mate\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Ultimated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Ultimating}.]
    1. To come or bring to an end; to eventuate; to end. [R.]
    2. To come or bring into use or practice. [R.]