up·​per·​most | \ ˈə-pər-ˌmōst How to pronounce uppermost (audio) \

Definition of uppermost

: situated in the highest or most prominent position the uppermost layer safety was uppermost in their minds

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uppermost adverb

Examples of uppermost in a Sentence

the uppermost floor of the house gets very hot in the summer
Recent Examples on the Web With that application, the acid can penetrate into the papillary dermis (the uppermost layer of the dermis, which sits below the epidermis). Farwa Shah, SELF, "10 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Glycolic Acid Peel," 3 Dec. 2019 His blog post is something of a screed against Britain’s elites, even though Johnson was educated at Britain’s uppermost educational institutions. SFChronicle.com, "News of the Day From Around the World, Jan. 3," 3 Jan. 2020 Five who were asleep behind the wheelhouse on the boat’s uppermost sun deck survived, while the one crew member sleeping alongside the passengers in the bunkroom on the lower deck did not. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Calif. Diving Boat That Killed 34 in Fire Was Exempt from Stricter Safety Rules: Report," 26 Nov. 2019 Characters enter or watch from the Space Theatre’s uppermost tiers. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "Review: The accent is on the hilarious at the Denver Center’s “Twelfth Night”," 30 Nov. 2019 The Council estimates that the true cost of bringing a single spawner back to that uppermost region is as much as $68,031. Patrick Symmes, Harper's magazine, "The $68,000 Fish," 28 Oct. 2019 Our knowledge about the ocean has long been concentrated in its uppermost waters, the top 200 meters known as the epipelagic zone. Susan Casey, Outside Online, "One Man's Wild Quest to Reach the Bottom of Every Ocean," 22 Oct. 2019 On and on, the uppermost words breaking up and floating away, a Star Wars crawl of Buddhist introspection. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "Apple Puts the AR in 'Art' (and in 'Transparent Sky-Being')," 16 Aug. 2019 Further Reading The end-Cretaceous mass extinction was rather unpleasant The uppermost materials contain combustion byproducts called PAHs and even some charcoal, which likely represents residue from wildfires on land. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Here’s what happened in the impact crater the day it did in the dinos," 15 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of uppermost

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Uppermost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uppermost. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of uppermost

: highest in position or importance


up·​per·​most | \ ˈə-pər-ˌmōst How to pronounce uppermost (audio) \

Kids Definition of uppermost

1 : farthest up the uppermost branches of a tree
2 : being in the most important position The thought is uppermost in my mind.

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