- The definition of supreme is the highest or best.
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 suprēmus, 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 suprēmus, supreme; see supreme.
(comparative supremer or more supreme, superlative supremest or most supreme)
- Dominant, having power over all others.
- At the greatest, most excellent, extreme, most superior, highest, or utmost.
- supreme disgust; supreme courage
(third-person singular simple present supremes, present participle supreming, simple past and past participle supremed)