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



    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 Originlate 15th cent. (in the sense ‘highest’): from Latin supremus, superlative of superus ‘that is above’, from super ‘above’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: supreme