[ US /ˈəɫtəmət/ ]
[ UK /ˈʌltɪmət/ ]
  1. furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme
    one's ultimate goal in life
    the ultimate question
    the ultimate insult
    the ultimate achievement
    man's ultimate destiny
  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
  1. the finest or most superior quality of its kind
    the ultimate in luxury
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How To Use ultimate In A Sentence

  • Your Honour, we have not appealed against that, but what we do say is that we have sufficient standing to obtain either of the prerogative writs if ultimately the Court were minded to grant them and we do not really need more than that.
  • It was also a noteworthy echo of a speech Sarkozy himself made last December, when he called for a "positive laicity" and suggested that the state could ultimately grant subsidies to religious groups. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • Their preferences ultimately shaped the place of worship that Warren built, and the result of that consumer-driven approach to creating Saddleback is a deliberately contemporary, highly professionalized operation with a carefully orchestrated feel-good atmosphere. American Grace
  • What seemed an easy task becomes complicated by locals' objections and, ultimately, the landman's own crisis of conscience.
  • When women give up their souls to the ultimate colonization known as heteronormative existence, they lose their shot at greatness. Women's Space
  • The desserts were homey and filling - the baked banana with chocolate sauce is the ultimate for those people who love that combination.
  • The case - possibly the ultimate in town versus gown - revolves around a former manse on a quiet street in St Andrews, where students already occupy more than half the town centre accommodation.
  • If you interview a lot of conservative Democrats, even in states like Texas, you know, New Mexico, they are very concerned that Hillary Clinton on the top of the ticket would really kind of depress voter turnout and ultimately affect a lot of down ballot races. CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008
  • These prose pieces ultimately acquire a kind of poetic intensity of effect in their bleak circumscription of the character's experience, although they avoid self-consciously "poetic" devices: Narrative Strategies
  • According to John Ralson, who apparently has some sort of Avatar-like connection to all living things in the Silver State, Berkley had been weighing the decision for a while but ultimately decided that the opportunity was too good to pass up. HUFFPOST HILL - Congress Passes Budget, Catastrophe Postponed
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