uttermost

uttermost
I
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. farthest, remotest, final; see furthest , utmost 2 .
II
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Of the greatest possible degree, quality, or intensity: extreme, supreme, transcendent, ultimate, unsurpassable, utmost. See BETTER, BIG. 2. Greatest in quantity or highest in degree that has been or can be attained: maximal, maximum, top, topmost, ultimate, utmost. See HIGH, LIMITED. 3. Most distant or remote, as from a center: extreme, farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, outermost, outmost, ultimate, utmost. See BIG, EDGE. II noun The greatest quantity or highest degree attainable: maximum, outside, top, ultimate, utmost. Idiom: ne plus ultra. See HIGH, LIMITED.

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  • Uttermost — Ut ter*most, a. [From {Utter}, a.; cf. {Utmost}, and {Outermost}.] Extreme; utmost; being; in the farthest, greatest, or highest degree; as, the uttermost extent or end. In this uttermost distress. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uttermost — Ut ter*most , n. The utmost; the highest or greatest degree; the farthest extent. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him. Heb. vii. 25. [1913 Webster] He cannot have sufficient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uttermost — index ceiling, extreme (last) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • uttermost — c.1300, from UTTER (Cf. utter) + MOST (Cf. most). More recent than UTMOST (Cf. utmost). Middle English also had uttermore (late 14c.), now, alas, no longer with us …   Etymology dictionary

  • uttermost — [adj] extreme farthest, final, furthermost, furthest, last, outermost, outmost, remotest, utmost; concepts 585,778 Ant. middle, moderate …   New thesaurus

  • uttermost — [ut′ər mōst΄] adj., n. UTMOST …   English World dictionary

  • Uttermost — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = Uttermost caption = sire = Soleil Du Midi grandsire = Teddy dam = Uppermost damsire = Cohort sex = Stallion foaled = 1942 country = Canada flagicon|Canada colour = Bay breeder = Harry C. Hatch owner =… …   Wikipedia

  • uttermost — /ut euhr mohst / or, esp. Brit., / meuhst/, adj. 1. most remote or outermost; farthest: the uttermost stars. 2. of the greatest or highest degree, quantity, etc.; greatest: The country s art has reached uttermost creativity. n. 3. utmost. [1300… …   Universalium

  • uttermost — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, alteration of uttermest, from 1utter + mest (as in utmest utmost) Date: 14th century 1. outermost 2. extreme, utmost II. noun Date: 14th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uttermost — 1. adjective /ˈʌtərmoʊst/ Extreme; utmost; being; in the farthest, greatest, or highest degree. They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. Psalms 65:8 2.… …   Wiktionary

  • uttermost — /ˈʌtəmoʊst/ (say utuhmohst) adjective 1. utmost; furthest; extreme. 2. of the greatest degree, etc.: uttermost distress. –noun 3. the extreme limit or extent; the utmost. {Middle English; from utter2 + most} …  

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