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Definition of supreme adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    supreme

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//suːˈpriːm//
     
    , also BrE//sjuːˈpriːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//suːˈpriːm//
     
    [usually before noun]
     
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  1. 1highest in rank or position the Supreme Commander of the armed forces the supreme champion It is an event in which she reigns supreme.
  2. 2very great or the greatest in degree to make the supreme sacrifice (= die for what you believe in) a supreme effort She smiled with supreme confidence.
  3. Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘highest’): from Latin supremus, superlative of superus ‘that is above’, from super ‘above’.
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