An example of something that would be described as ultimate is the end goal you set at the start of college of eventually going to business school.
An example of someone who would be described as the ultimate example of a great athlete is someone who has won an Olympic gold medal.
Actions that represented the ultimate in political expediency.
An example of the ultimate is something that is the pinnacle of success.
An ultimate truth.
An ultimate constituent of matter.
Origin of ultimate
- Latin ultimātus past participle of ultimāre to come to an end from ultimus last superlative of *ulter on the other side al-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin ultimatus (“furthest, last"), past participle of Latin ultimare (“to come to an end"), from ultimus (“last, final"); see ultra-.