Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Supreme"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Supreme \Su*preme"\, a. [L. supremus, superlative of superus
that is above, upper, fr. super above: cf. F. supr[^e]me. See
{Super-}, and cf. {Sum}.]
1. Highest in authority; holding the highest place in
authority, government, or power.

He that is the supreme King of kings. --Shak.

2. Highest; greatest; most excellent or most extreme; utmost;
greatist possible (sometimes in a bad sense); as, supreme
love; supreme glory; supreme magnanimity; supreme folly.

Each would be supreme within its own sphere, and
those spheres could not but clash. --De Quincey.

3. (Bot.) Situated at the highest part or point.

{The Supreme}, the Almighty; God.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: final or last in your life or progress; "the supreme
sacrifice"; "the supreme judgment"
2: greatest in status or authority or power; "a supreme
tribunal" [syn: {sovereign}]
3: highest in excellence or achievement; "supreme among
musicians"; "a supreme endeavor"; "supreme courage"
4: greatest or maximal in degree; extreme; "supreme folly"

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