An example of supreme used as an adjective is in the phrase "the supreme ruler," which means the ultimate ruler of an area.
- highest in rank, power, authority, etc.; dominant
- highest in quality, achievement, performance, etc.; most excellent
- highest in degree; utmost: a supreme fool
- final; ultimate
Origin of supremeClassical Latin supremus, superlative of superus, that is above ; from super: see super-
- Greatest in power, authority, or rank; paramount or dominant.
- Greatest in importance, degree, significance, character, or achievement.
- Ultimate; final: the supreme sacrifice.
Origin of supremeLatin supr&emacron;mus, superlative of superus, upper, from super, over; see uper in Indo-European roots.
- A rich sauce made with chicken stock and cream.
- A dish made or served with this sauce, especially the breast and wing of chicken or other fowl.
- a. A sherbet glass with a large bowl.b. A dessert served in such a glass.
- a. A container, such as a glass bowl, used for serving cold food in an inner container that nestles on crushed or cracked ice.b. Food served in such a vessel.
Origin of supremeFrench, supreme, suprême, from Latin supr&emacron;mus, supreme; see supreme.