Definition of uppermost
: situated in the highest or most prominent position the uppermost layer safety was uppermost in their minds
Examples of uppermost in a Sentence
the uppermost floor of the house gets very hot in the summer
Recent Examples of uppermost from the Web
Less than a month after Broward court officials completed their move into the new 20-story courthouse tower, work crews are back because windows on its uppermost floors are leaking.
Looking beyond the uppermost tiers of indulgence, a new Bain study shows that sales of global luxury goods leveled off last year from a period Chinese-fueled euphoria.
But to hear Matthew Katakis tell it, New York should be considered in the uppermost ranks as well—particularly for a way of cooking barbecue that is as creative and varied as the city itself.
The Trump plan is clearly designed to attract the support of a fair swath of the current code’s uppermost echelons.
Meanwhile, the uppermost marginal rate — paid by the most affluent households — will be 35 percent, according to this document, as opposed to the 33 percent that Trump proposed during the campaign.
The craft will zip through the region between the planet’s uppermost clouds and its innermost rings 22 times, allowing it to analyze the particles that make up the rings and study Saturn’s magnetic field.
This loosens the uppermost layers of skin, the subcutaneous fat tissue and scales and allows them to flake off easily.
Carbon-14, the isotope that archeologists use in radioactive dating, is cosmogenic—continuously created in Earth’s uppermost atmosphere by cosmic-ray collisions.
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First Known Use of uppermost
UPPERMOST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uppermost for English Language Learners
: highest in position or importance
UPPERMOST Defined for Kids
Definition of uppermost for Students
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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