Final; last in a series.
, year= 1677
, author= (Robert Plot
, title= The natural history of Oxford-shire: Being an Essay Toward the Natural History of England
, url= http://books.google.com/books?id=EUqd_M1x40QC&pg=PA15
, page= 15
, chapter= Of the Heavens and Air
(of a syllable) Last in a word or other utterance.
Being the greatest possible; maximum; most extreme.
- the ultimate pleasure
- the ultimate disappointment
Being the most distant or extreme; farthest.
That will happen at some time; eventual.
Last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final.
- Hepaticology, outside the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, still lies deep in the shadow cast by that ultimate "closet taxonomist," Franz Stephani—a ghost whose shadow falls over us all.
Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental.
- those ultimate truths and those universal laws of thought which we cannot rationally contradict
- an ultimate constituent of matter
The most basic or fundamental of a set of things
The final or most distant point; the conclusion
The greatest extremity; the maximum
(uncountable) The sport of ultimate frisbee.
(manner) In a complete manner; fully; totally; utterly.
* 1851 , (Herman Melville), , Chapter 70,
* 1899 , (Kate Chopin), , Chapter XIX,
- It should not have been omitted that previous to completely stripping the body of the leviathan, he was beheaded.
* 1969 , E.R. Zumwalt, Jr., ,
- She completely abandoned her Tuesdays at home, and did not return the visits of those who had called upon her.
- Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY immediately maneuvered his craft through several strafing runs which completely silenced the enemy.
(degree) To the fullest extent or degree; totally.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town. I was completely
mystified at such an unusual proceeding.}}
* 1968 June 8, ,
* 1975 , (Helen Schucman), '', Lesson 75: ''The light has come ,
- Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not completely beyond our control.
- Keep a completely open mind, washed of all past ideas and clean of every concept you have made.
* See also