uppermost

adjective
up·​per·​most | \ ˈə-pər-ˌmōst \

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

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When hung horizontally or vertically against a wall or in a window, the flag must be flat and the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right (the viewer's left). Country Living Staff, Country Living, "American Flag Etiquette: Here's How to Properly Display the American Flag," 29 May 2018 Yet during the later half of the 19th century, when massive industrial fortunes gave rise to the Gilded Age, architects of mega-mansions tended to look towards the estates of the uppermost-classes in Europe for inspiration. Brie Dyas, House Beautiful, "This New Jersey Castle Offers a Rare Chance to Live Like Royalty," 15 Feb. 2016 Couture occupies the uppermost stratosphere of fashion. Harper's BAZAAR, "Crazy Rich Couture," 15 Aug. 2018 When hung horizontally or vertically against a wall or in a window, the flag must be flat and the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right (the viewer's left). Country Living Staff, Country Living, "American Flag Etiquette: Here's How to Properly Display the American Flag," 29 May 2018 If your goal is to convince the world to forget that you have been credibly accused of doing terrible things, and to find a way to once again work in the uppermost echelons of Hollywood, then Gibson is an admirable role model. Constance Grady, Vox, "Mel Gibson has set the blueprint for a #MeToo comeback. Expect other men to follow it.," 24 July 2018 When hung horizontally or vertically against a wall or in a window, the flag must be flat and the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right (the viewer's left). Country Living Staff, Country Living, "American Flag Etiquette: Here's How to Properly Display the American Flag," 29 May 2018 Human skin normally absorbs a small amount of oxygen in order to sustain the uppermost layer of skin cells, but Keeton said his skin absorbs more oxygen than usual, causing his oxygen levels to be 23 percent higher than normal levels. Elena Weissmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Meet Kenosha's Jamie 'Can Head' Keeton, the human suction cup," 12 July 2018 From the Post’s report: Complicating matters is that executives in the uppermost ranks of Facebook, Google and Twitter are some of the most outspoken corporate foes of Trump. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "How Conservatives Are Hoodwinking Big Tech," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of uppermost

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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uppermost

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of uppermost

: highest in position or importance

uppermost

adjective
up·​per·​most | \ ˈə-pər-ˌmōst \

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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