ultimate

ultimate

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English

Etymology

From Medieval Latin ultimātus (furthest, last), past participle of Latin ultimō, ultimāre (to come to an end), from ultimus (last, final). See ultra-.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʌltɪmɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈʌltəmɪt/

Adjective

ultimate (not comparable)

  1. Final; last in a series.
  2. (of a syllable) Last in a word or other utterance.
  3. Being the greatest possible; maximum; most extreme.
  4. Being the most distant or extreme; farthest.
  5. That will happen at some time; eventual.
  6. Last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final.
    • 1825, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Aids to Reflection
      those ultimate truths and those universal laws of thought which we cannot rationally contradict
  7. Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental.

Synonyms

  • (final): See Thesaurus:final
  • (most extreme): utmost, uttermost

Antonyms

  • (w.r.t. causes): initial, original
  • (most extreme): original, derivative

Coordinate terms

  • (adjectives denoting syllables): penultimate (last but one), antepenultimate (last but two), preantepenultimate (last but three), propreantepenultimate (last but four)

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Translations

Noun

ultimate (countable and uncountable, plural ultimates)

  1. The most basic or fundamental of a set of things
  2. The final or most distant point; the conclusion
  3. The greatest extremity; the maximum
  4. (uncountable, sports) Ellipsis of ultimate frisbee/ultimate disc

Translations

Verb

ultimate (third-person singular simple present ultimates, present participle ultimating, simple past and past participle ultimated)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To finish; to complete.
    • 1869, The New-Jerusalem Magazine (volume 41, page 36)
      These measures have been carried forward with a zeal and unanimity that warrant the hope we entertain, of ultimating the plans in respect to our Temple, before the next meeting of the Maryland Association.

Further reading

  • ultimate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • ultimate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • mutilate

Finnish

Etymology

From English ultimate.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈultimɑte/, [ˈult̪iˌmɑt̪e̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑte
  • Syllabification: ul‧ti‧ma‧te

Noun

ultimate

  1. ultimate frisbee (game)

Declension

Anagrams

  • amuletit, amuletti, laitumet, leimattu, leimatut

Italian

Etymology 1

Verb

ultimate

  1. inflection of ultimare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2

Participle

ultimate f pl

  1. feminine plural of ultimato

Anagrams

  • multiate, mutilate

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ul.tiˈmaː.te/, [ʊɫ̪t̪ɪˈmäːt̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ul.tiˈma.te/, [ul̪t̪iˈmäːt̪ɛ]

Verb

ultimāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ultimō

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