(noun, adjective)


1. furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme

- the ultimate achievement

- the ultimate question

- man's ultimate destiny

Similar word(s): crowning, eventual, final, last, net, supreme

2. 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

Similar word(s): last

Sentences with ultimate as an adjective:

- the ultimate pleasure

- the ultimate disappointment

- an ultimate constituent of matter


1. the finest or most superior quality of its kind

- the ultimate in luxury

Definition categories: attribute, quality