Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ultimate: Dictionary.com Word of the Day

Dictionary.comDictionary.com Word of the Day

Get Smarter!
Definitions At Your Fingertips.
Dictionary, Thesaurus & Translator.
Fast. Free. Easy.
Free Dictionary.com Toolbar

ADVERTISEMENT

Word of the Day for Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ultimate \UHL-tuh-mit\, adjective, noun:

1. last possible, final; coming at the end
2. an ultimate point, result, fact, or other extreme condition
3. pertaining to an extremity; beyond which there is nothing or nothing greater
4. fundamental; basic; original

Now we want to take steps into the outside world under more robust situations, Han said. "The ultimate goal is to outfit an entire home or building."
-- Will Shanley, Denver Post, 11/2/2004
For Olivas, it was a family affair. Her dad was in the 82 nd Airborne, her cousin in the air force and another relative who paid the ultimate price in Afghanistan.
-- Arizona Family, 11/11/2008

by 1654, from Late Latin ultimatus, from ultimare "to be final, come to an end," from ultimus "last, final," superlative of ulter "beyond."

Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation for ultimate


Get Smarter!
Definitions At Your Fingertips.
Dictionary, Thesaurus & Translator.
Fast. Free. Easy.
Free Dictionary.com Toolbar



Dictionary.com Word of the Day
http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/
You are currently subscribed to
Dictionary.com Word of the Day
as: mayorjfvalley@gmail.com
To unsubscribe via email,
send a blank message to:
leave-13434123-6044678G@lists.lexico.com
To subscribe to Word of the Day by email,
please send a blank message to:
join-wordoftheday@lists.lexico.com
©2008 by Dictionary.com, LLC.
555 12th Street
Suite 500
Oakland CA 94607
Subscriptions to The Word of the Day
can be turned on and off via the Web at
http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/list/
  Tell a friend about The Word of the Day!

No comments: