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Definitions of superlative

  1. the highest level or degree attainable; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. highest in quality Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the superlative form of an adjective; "`best' is the superlative form of `good'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an exaggerated expression (usually of praise); "the critics lavished superlatives on it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; supreme; as, superlative wisdom or prudence; a woman of superlative beauty; the superlative glory of the divine character. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Expressing the highest or lowest degree of the quality, manner, etc., denoted by an adjective or an adverb. The superlative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -est, most, or least; as, highest, most pleasant, least bright. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. That which is highest or most eminent; the utmost degree. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, a form or word by which the superlative degree is expressed; as, strongest, wisest, most stormy, least windy, are all superlatives. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Superior to all others; highest in degree; as, superlative wisdom; in grammar, expressing the highest degree: said of a form of adjectives and adverbs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The highest degree of excellence; the highest degree of comparison of an adjective or adverb; a word expressing the highest degree. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Superlatively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Superlativeness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Carried above others or to the highest degree: superior to all others: most eminent: (gram.) expressing the highest degree of a quality. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. The superlative or highest degree of adjectives and adverbs. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. In gram., the highest degree of comparison. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Most eminent; supreme. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Elevated to or expressing the highest degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The highest degree of comparison of the adjective or adverb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Highest in degree; most eminent; supreme; expressing the highest degree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. The superlative degree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Surpassing all others; most eminent; in gram., expressing the highest degree in the quality of adjectives or adverbs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. A word in the superlative degree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. s[=u]-p[.e]r'la-tiv, adj. raised above others or to the highest degree: superior to all others: most eminent: (gram.) expressing the highest degree of a quality.--n. (gram.) the superlative or highest degree of adjectives and adverbs: any word or phrase full of exaggeration.--adv. SUPER'LATIVELY.--n. SUPER'LATIVENESS, state of being superlative or in the highest degree. [L. superlativus--superlatus, pa.p. of superferre--super, above, ferre, to carry.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. n. That which is highest or most eminent ;-a word in the superlative degree. Cabinet Dictionary
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