Definitions

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

  • adv. In the highest position, place, or rank: finished uppermost in the standings; the uppermost balcony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. At, or nearest the top of something.
  • adv. In the highest position.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Highest in place, position, rank, power, or the like; upmost; supreme.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Highest in place; first in precedence: as, the uppermost seats.
  • Highest in power; predominant; most powerful; first in force or strength.
  • In the highest position or place; also, first in a series or in order of time.
  • First in order of precedence.

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

  • adv. in or into the highest position
  • adv. in or into the most prominent position, as in the mind
  • adj. at or nearest to the top

Etymologies

upper +‎ -most (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The conclusion that three dice were deliberately placed with six uppermost is then a personal, not a statistical conclusion.

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  • The necessity of replacing the monk by the schoolmaster was recognized, but not the necessity of replacing the nun by the schoolmistress; the purely physical and reproductive idea of woman being once again uppermost, the need for training her mind no longer existed.

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  • Preconceived idea again uppermost, he took literally many of her sallies and allusions to her husband, which were purposely Brobdignagian in their dimensions.

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  • And so for the day, and without mention of the name uppermost in the thoughts of each, the two had parted -- for the first time as friends.

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  • Two portable millstones are used for the purpose, of which the uppermost is turned by a small wooden handle, and during the operation the maid sits behind the mill.

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  • If by uppermost he meant right beside his constant scheming to restore his treacherous family to the wealth and power they had squandered in disloyalty, then I suppose he spoke truly enough.

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  • "Protection" seems to be a word uppermost in this anti-democrats mind at the moment:

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  • With regard to the construction of bones, the bones and joints of the fingers are simple, the bones of the hand and foot are numerous, and articulated in various ways; the uppermost are the largest; the heel consists of one bone which is seen to project outward, and the back tendons are attached to it.

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  • Ah, Gawtrey, I am not too proud for charity, but I am for -- "He checked the word uppermost in his thoughts, and resumed --

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  • The continued transformation of the judiciary was identified as uppermost in our agenda of creating a peaceful and stable SA.

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