Supreme Su*preme", a. [L. supremus, superlative of superus that is above, upper, fr. super above: cf. F. supr[^e]me. See {Super-}, and cf. {Sum}.] 1. Highest in authority; holding the highest place in authority, government, or power. [1913 Webster]

He that is the supreme King of kings. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Highest; greatest; most excellent or most extreme; utmost; greatist possible (sometimes in a bad sense); as, supreme love; supreme glory; supreme magnanimity; supreme folly. [1913 Webster]

Each would be supreme within its own sphere, and those spheres could not but clash. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Situated at the highest part or point. [1913 Webster]

{The Supreme}, the Almighty; God. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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