Maxim Max"im, n. [F. maxime, L. maxima (sc. sententia), the greatest sentence, proposition, or axiom, i. e., of the greatest weight or authority, fem. fr. maximus greatest, superl. of magnus great. See {Magnitude}, and cf. {Maximum}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An established principle or proposition; a condensed proposition of important practical truth; an axiom of practical wisdom; an adage; a proverb; an aphorism. [1913 Webster]

'T is their maxim, Love is love's reward. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) The longest note formerly used, equal to two longs, or four breves; a large. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Axiom; aphorism; apothegm; adage; proverb; saying. See {Axiom}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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