Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[suh-prem-uh-see, soo-] /səˈprɛm ə si, sʊ-/
the state of being supreme.
supreme authority or power.
Origin of supremacy
First recorded in 1540-50; supreme1 + -acy
Related forms
presupremacy, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for supremacy
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The cities of the main land were compelled to acknowledge the supremacy of the Persian conqueror; but not the islands.

    A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • Why should you lag behind the age in this fierce struggle for supremacy?

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • He made himself the centre of the table, and he was so vivacious that none wished to question his supremacy.

    The Bishop's Apron W. Somerset Maugham
  • No thought of supremacy or greater advancement should be harbored for a moment.

    The Right Knock Helen Van-Anderson
  • In earth, air and water, birds, animals and fishes had struggled with each other for supremacy and existence.

    The Redemption of David Corson Charles Frederic Goss
British Dictionary definitions for supremacy


/sʊˈprɛməsɪ; sjʊ-/
supreme power; authority
the quality or condition of being supreme
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for supremacy

1540s, from supreme + -acy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for supremacy

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for supremacy

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for supremacy