uppermost

  • 1 Uppermost — Up per*most , a. [From {Up}, {Upper}; formed like aftermost. Cf. {Upmost}.] Highest in place, position, rank, power, or the like; upmost; supreme. [1913 Webster] Whatever faction happens to be uppermost. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 uppermost — [adj1] top apical, culminating, highest, loftiest, most elevated, topmost, upmost; concept 583 Ant. bottom, lower, lowest uppermost [adj2] most important; chief best, big, boss, dominant, executive, foremost, greatest, high up*, leading, main,… …

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  • 3 uppermost — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ highest in place, rank, or importance. ► ADVERB ▪ at or to the uppermost position …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 uppermost — index best, cardinal (basic), cardinal (outstanding), primary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 uppermost — late 15c., from UPPER (Cf. upper) + MOST (Cf. most) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 uppermost — [up′ər mōst΄] adj. highest in place, position, power, authority, influence, etc.; topmost; predominant; foremost adv. in the highest place, position, rank, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 uppermost — [[t]ʌ̱pə(r)moʊst[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n The uppermost part of something is the part that is higher than the rest of it. The uppermost thing is the highest one of a group of things. John was on the uppermost floor of the three storey gatehouse...… …

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  • 8 uppermost — up|per|most [ˈʌpəməust US pərmoust] adj 1.) be uppermost in your mind if something is uppermost in your mind, you think about it a lot because it is very important to you ▪ A feeling of pity for David was uppermost in her mind. 2.) [not before… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 uppermost — /up euhr mohst / or, esp. Brit., / meuhst/, adj. Also, upmost. 1. highest in place, order, rank, power, etc.: the uppermost peaks of the mountain; the uppermost class of society. 2. topmost; predominant: a subject of uppermost concern. adv. 3. in …

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  • 10 uppermost — UK [ˈʌpə(r)ˌməʊst] / US [ˈʌpərˌmoʊst] adjective 1) more important or urgent than anything else in a particular situation Just surviving the storm became uppermost. uppermost in someone s mind/thoughts: The child s welfare is always uppermost in… …

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  • 11 uppermost — up|per|most [ ʌpər,moust ] adjective 1. ) more important or urgent than anything else in a particular situation: Just surviving the storm became uppermost. uppermost in someone s mind/thoughts: The children s welfare is always uppermost in our… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 uppermost — adjective 1 uppermost in your mind if something is uppermost in your mind, you think about it a lot because it is very important to you: It is Tom s safety that is uppermost in our minds. 2 more important than other things: As he looked at her,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 uppermost — adverb Date: 15th century in or into the highest or most prominent position < the uppermost layer > < safety was uppermost in their minds > • uppermost adjective …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 uppermost — adjective 1) the uppermost branches Syn: highest, top, topmost 2) their own problems remained uppermost in their minds Syn: predominant, of greatest importance, to the fore, foremost, first, primary, dominant, princ …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 uppermost — up•per•most [[t]ˈʌp ərˌmoʊst[/t]] adj. Also, upmost 1) highest in place, order, rank, power, etc 2) topmost; predominant: a subject of uppermost concern[/ex] 3) in or into the uppermost place • Etymology: 1475–85 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 uppermost — adj. Uppermost is used with these nouns: ↑layer, ↑part, ↑reach …

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  • 17 uppermost — adjective (also upmost) highest in place, rank, or importance. adverb at or to the uppermost position …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 uppermost — 1. adjective At, or nearest the top of something. 2. adverb In the highest position …

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  • 19 uppermost — Synonyms and related words: above, acmatic, all absorbing, apical, best, capital, cardinal, chief, consummate, controlling, dominant, first, first class, first rate, foremost, greater, greatest, head, headmost, higher, highest, leading, loftiest …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 uppermost — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. loftiest, topmost, culminating; see highest . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. highest, top, loftiest, foremost, greatest, superior, ultimate, chief, maximum, leading. ANT.: lowest III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective… …

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