uppermost

adjective up·per·most \ ˈə-pər-ˌmōst \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of uppermost

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

uppermost

adverb

Examples of uppermost in a Sentence

  1. the uppermost floor of the house gets very hot in the summer

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First Known Use of uppermost

15th century

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Definition of uppermost for English Language Learners

  • : highest in position or importance


UPPERMOST Defined for Kids

uppermost

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

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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