Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Utmost.
  • adj. Outermost.
  • n. The greatest amount or degree possible; the utmost.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Outermost
  • adj. Extreme; utmost; being; in the farthest, greatest, or highest degree.
  • n. The utmost; the highest or greatest degree; the farthest extent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Extreme; utmost; being; in the farthest, greatest, or highest degree.
  • n. The utmost; the highest or greatest degree; the farthest extent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Extreme; being in the furthest, greatest, or highest degree; utmost.
  • n. The extreme limit; the utmost; the highest, greatest, or furthest; the utmost power or extent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order
  • n. the greatest possible degree
  • adj. of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity

Etymologies

Middle English : utter, outer; see utter2 + -most, -most.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, alteration of uttermest (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But then one day in uttermost space thousands of innocents are killed — victims of a military error — and the deadly balance is upset.

    February 28th, 2006

  • What the tribesman resents to the uttermost is not the administration of law, but the attempt to force on him laws to which he has never assented.

    High Albania

  • You do not deny yourself; you believe that self-assertion to the uttermost is the prime duty. "

    Our Friend the Charlatan

  • I'm a Gabonese citizen and I'm demanding elections in the uttermost respect of the constitution of the Republic!!! and I'm saying no to those that are calling for France to meddle in Gabonese politics, in particular Ben Mouamba whom we don't know and who could be a pawn of France!

    Global Voices in English » Gabon: On President Omar Bongo’s death

  • They knew to the uttermost farthing the value of Love.

    WHEN GOD LAUGHS

  • The teams spread out on the smooth surface, each straining to the uttermost.

    A DAUGHTER OF THE AURORA

  • Cocky knew danger at the first glimpse -- danger to the uttermost of violent death.

    CHAPTER XX

  • I found that they hailed from the uttermost parts of the earth.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • She knew only that it was sin, and she lifted her head proudly, recklessly resolved, in one great surge of revolt, to sin to the uttermost.

    Chapter 4

  • Iron men like the two mates are very respectful of "Cape Stiff," as they call that uttermost tip of the American continent.

    CHAPTER XXVII

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