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Definitions of extreme

  1. beyond a norm in views or actions; "an extreme conservative"; "an extreme liberal"; "extreme views on integration"; "extreme opinions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the furthest or highest degree of something; "he carried it to extremes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the point located farthest from the middle of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. most distant in any direction; "the extreme edge of town" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity; "extreme cold"; "extreme caution"; "extreme pleasure"; "utmost contempt"; "to the utmost degree"; "in the uttermost distress" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree; "an extreme example"; "extreme temperatures"; "extreme danger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Extremely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. At the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest; immoderate; excessive; most violent; as, an extreme case; extreme folly. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Radical; ultra; as, extreme opinions. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Utmost limit or degree that is supposable or tolerable; hence, furthest degree; any undue departure from the mean; -- often in the plural: things at an extreme distance from each other, the most widely different states, etc.; as, extremes of heat and cold, of virtue and vice; extremes meet. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. An extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The first or the last term of a proportion or series. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Last; final; conclusive; - said of time; as, the extreme hour of life. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Extended or contracted as much as possible; - said of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat forth. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Of the highest degree; last; utmost; furthest; final; most severe or strict. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. The utmost degree of anything; extremity; excess; end. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Outermost; utmost; furthest; at the utmost point, edge, or border; as, the extreme verge or point of a thing; "The extremest shore."-Southey; worst or best that can exist or be supposed; greatest; most violent or urgent; utmost; as, extreme pain, grief or suffering; extreme joy or pleasure; an extreme case; last; beyond which there is none; as, the extreme hour of life; carrying principles to the uttermost; holding the strongest possible views; ultra; "The Puritans or extreme Protestants."-Gladstone; in music, superfiuous or augmented; thus, the extreme sharp sixth is the augmented sixth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. The utmost point or verge of a thing; that part which terminates a body; extremity; "Between the extremes of both promontorise."-Dampier; utmost point; utmost limit or degree that can be supposed or tolerated; either of two states or feelings as different from furthest degree; as, the extremes of heat and cold; the extremes of virtue an vice; avoid extremes; extreme suffering, misery, or distress; extremity; "Tending to some relief of our extremes."-Milton: in logic, either of extreme terms of a syllogism, that is, the predicate and subject-thus, "Man is an animal; Peter is a man, therefore Peter is an animal; " the word animal is the greater extreme, Peter the less extreme, and man the medium; in math. either of the first and last terms of a proportion; as, when three magnitudes are proportional the rectangle contained by the extremes is equal to the square of the mean. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Outermost; utmost; excessive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. The utmost limit or degree; extremity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Farthest; outermost; utmost; severe; excessive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. The highest or utmost degree; farthest point or limit; extremity; first or last term of a proportion or series. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Extremist. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Outermost; furthest off; most pressing; worst or best that can exist or be supposed; last; beyond which there is none; going extreme lengths. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. The utmost point or verge; end; furthest degree; extremity; the extreme terms of a syllogism, the predicate and subject of the conclusion, as distinct from the middle term with which they are compared in the premises; the first and last terms of a proportion Extreme unction, among the Rom. Catholics, the anointing of a sick person with oil when about to die, usually just before death. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. Furthest; outermost; most violent; highest in degree; most pressing; rigorous; strict. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. That part which terminates; utmost point. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. What are furthest distant from each other. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. Last; final; conclusive; -- said of time; as, the extreme hour of life. mso.anu.edu.au
  33. Extended or contracted as much as possible; -- said of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat forth. mso.anu.edu.au
  34. eks-tr[=e]m', adj. outermost: most remote: last: highest in degree: greatest: excessive: most violent: most urgent: stringent.--n. the utmost point or verge: end: utmost or highest limit or degree: great necessity.--adv. EXTR[=E]ME'LY.--ns. EXTR[=E]'MISM; EXTR[=E]'MIST.--adj. EXTREM'ITAL.--n. EXTREM'ITY, the utmost limit: the highest degree: greatest necessity or distress: (pl.) the hands and feet.--EXTREME UNCTION (see UNCTION).--GO TO EXTREMES, to go too far: to use extreme measures.--IN EXTREMIS (L.), at the point of death; IN THE EXTREME, in the last, highest degree: extremely; THE LAST EXTREMITY, the utmost pitch of misfortune: death. [O. Fr. extreme--L. extremus, superl. of exter, on the outside.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  35. Outermost, farthest from centre, situated at either end; divided in e. & mean ratio (the whole being to one part as that part to the other); utmost; last, as (R.-C. Ch.) e. unction, anointing by priest of dying person; reaching a high degree, as e. old age, in e. danger; an e. case (having some characteristic in the utmost degree); (of actions, measures) severe, stringent; (of opinions, persons, &c.) going to great lengths, opp. to moderate, whence extremism, extremist, nn.; in the e., extremely; (n.) thing at either end of anything, esp. (pl.) things as remote or as different as possible, as ee. meet; (Logic) subject or predicate in proposition, major or minor term in syllogism; (Math.) first, last, term of ratio or series; run to an e., go to ee., take an e. course. Hence extremely adv., extremeness n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. See Proportion. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  37. n. The utmost point or verge of a thing; extremity;—utmost limit or degree that is supposable or tolerable; hence, great necessity often in the pl. Cabinet Dictionary
  38. Greatest, of the highest degree; utmost; last, that beyond which there is nothing; pressing to the utmost degree. Complete Dictionary
  39. Utmost point, highest degree of any thing; points at the greatest distance from each other, extremity. Complete Dictionary

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