The definition of superlative is expressing the very highest degree, or the very best example of something.(adjective)
Superlative is a grammar term used for an adjective or adverb that expresses the greatest degree.(noun)
An example of a superlative is the "greatest" or "smartest," both of which express the highest degree.
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Origin: ME < MFr superlatif < LL superlativus < L superlatus, excessive < super-, above, beyond + latus, pp. of ferre, to bear
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Origin: Middle English superlatif
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin superlātīvus
Origin: , from Latin superlātus
Origin: , past participle of superferre, to carry over a person or thing, exaggerate
Origin: : super-, super-
Origin: + lātus
Origin: , past participle of ferre, to carry; see telə- in Indo-European roots.
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