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 Don’t Call Me, which jumps from No. 21 to No. 10, returning to the uppermost arena yet again. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, "BTS, IU, Super Junior, NCT 127, SHINee, WayV And Rosé: The 10 Bestselling Albums In Korea This Week," 5 Apr. 2021 Staglin Family Vineyard ranks in Napa’s uppermost echelon of wineries, with coveted bottles that cost up to $385. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Napa's prestigious Staglin winery says it needs more visitors to succeed. Its wealthy neighbors are fighting back," 2 Apr. 2021 Female coaches – especially across baseball, basketball, and football – are suddenly expanding their presence in the uppermost ranks of men’s professional sports. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, "Breaking grass ceilings: Why more women are coaching men’s teams," 1 Apr. 2021 That’s much higher than even the uppermost count of mass shootings in 2019, the 417 recorded by the Gun Violence Archive. Lacey Wallace, The Conversation, "Mass shootings are rare – firearm suicides are much more common, and kill more Americans," 29 Mar. 2021 The stories have an uppermost layer of luxury — Shay as mistress of the Red House — and a subtext of grotesque violence and danger. Jackie Thomas-kennedy Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Review: 'Red Island House,' by Andrea Lee," 19 Mar. 2021 Try the uppermost trail that runs along the river through the Newberry National Volcanic Monument south of Bend, or the lowermost trail near the confluence with the Columbia River east of The Dalles. oregonlive, "Head to Oregon’s high desert for a spring break with open spaces," 21 Mar. 2021 After a day or two, test the uppermost soil by compressing a handful. D.x. Fenten, Popular Mechanics, "Build These Garden Structures To Haul a Big Harvest From a Small Plot," 20 Mar. 2021 Belt, like fellow prominent Giants Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey, is going into his final season before free agency, a fact that isn’t uppermost on his mind. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, "Giants' Brandon Belt contracted COVID, then mono: 'Huge ordeal,' but he's recovering," 13 Mar. 2021

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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 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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