uppermost

adjective
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

Other Words from uppermost

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 Chapek’s decision to fire a long-standing and well-respected executive in the most unceremonious possible manner set off waves of bafflement and, for many, outrage — from the uppermost circles of Hollywood power to lower-echelon players. Kim Masters, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 June 2022 As a general rule of thumb, the uppermost positions are used for broiling, while the middle are used for toasting bread and baking, and the bottom is used for cooking large roasts or pizzas. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 22 May 2022 Access to rare, often imported ingredients like artichokes and pineapples—along with a gaggle of talented chefs—allowed the uppermost echelons to flex their wealth and cement their status while also providing entertainment for guests. Maggie Hennessy, Bon Appétit, 16 May 2022 Drought has dropped the water level of Lake Mead on the Colorado River in southern Nevada and northern Arizona so much that Las Vegas’ uppermost water intake became visible last week. Fox News, 4 May 2022 Lake Mead has dropped more than 170 feet since 1983, and the uppermost water intake became visible last week. Julia Musto, Fox News, 10 May 2022 Drought has dropped the water level of Lake Mead on the Colorado River in southern Nevada and northern Arizona so much that Las Vegas' uppermost water intake became visible last week. CBS News, 9 May 2022 But in the end Rees-Mogg’s worry about buildings being under-utilized is unlikely to be uppermost among them. Roger Trapp, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 To whit: Multiple wood layers are pressed onto the interior component substrates, using black Bolivar veneer for the uppermost base layer. Josh Max, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of uppermost

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jul 2022

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“Uppermost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uppermost. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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uppermost

adjective
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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