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[loh-er-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈloʊ ərˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
lowest1 .
Origin of lowermost
First recorded in 1555-65; lower1 + -most Unabridged
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  • The first or lowermost consists of even-bedded deposits of red and gray sandstones, the former color predominating.

  • In the lowermost one of these men first came to know of their existence.

    Zui Fetiches Frank Hamilton Cushing
  • He has now finished this cluster, and flies to the next, alighting as usual on the lowermost tier of bloom.

    My Studio Neighbors William Hamilton Gibson
  • In the lowermost foot of the deposit no ripple marks can be seen.

  • Well, you say, it is admitted that the lowermost bed is always the older.

  • The name is nearly the same as that of the lowermost village of the tribelet.

    California Athabascan Groups Martin A. Baumhoff
  • His vest was unbuttoned, all except the two lowermost buttons, and the sleeves of his coat were turned back neatly off his wrists.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • When she first falls from a height, her back is lowermost, and she is bent in a semicircle.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • The lowermost one has an enormous volume, since it is the oldest and was built at a time when the valley was full of waste.

  • She falls from the lowermost stair, and is swallowed up in the gulf.

    Hard Times Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for lowermost


Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for lowermost

1560s, from lower (adj.) + -most.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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