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

the uppermost floor of the house gets very hot in the summer
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uppermost was in the 15th century

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“Uppermost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uppermost. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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up·​per·​most ˈəp-ər-ˌmōst How to pronounce uppermost (audio)
: in or into the highest or most prominent position
uppermost adjective

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