adjective su·preme \sə-ˈprēm, sü-\

: highest in rank or authority

: highest in degree or quality : greatest or highest possible

Full Definition of SUPREME

:  highest in rank or authority <the supreme commander>
:  highest in degree or quality <supreme endurance in war and in labour — R. W. Emerson>
:  ultimate, final <the supreme sacrifice>
su·preme·ly adverb
su·preme·ness noun

Examples of SUPREME

  1. The board has supreme authority over such issues.
  2. She has an air of supreme confidence about her.
  3. the supreme example of what not to do
  4. a problem of supreme importance
  5. It's a matter of supreme indifference to her.

Origin of SUPREME

Latin supremus, superl. of superus upper — more at superior
First Known Use: 1513
SUPREMELY Defined for Kids


adjective su·preme \s-ˈprēm\

Definition of SUPREME for Kids

:  highest in rank, power, or authority
:  highest in degree or quality <I have supreme trust in you.>
:  most extreme or great <They made the supreme sacrifice.>
su·preme·ly adverb


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