- maxim gun,
- maximal dose,
- maximal ideal
Origin of maxim
Examples from the Web for maxim
He should have stuck to his own maxim: march separately and fight together.
Her book, for example, does not discuss her buzzed-about, scantily clad Maxim photo shoot from last year, and so neither do we.'Boy Meets World' Star Danielle Fishel Is OK with Being Topanga Forever|Kevin Fallon|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And now one of the nastiest men in Russia, Maxim Martsinkevich, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The maxim proved true: Necessity is the mother of invention.
She felt a Maxim cover would be too racy, but now she finds herself performing solo acts for fans on MyFreeCams.
Coffee succeeded—coffee made in the empty vegetable tin, and worthy of Maxim's or the Ritz.The Pursuit|Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
By being more of a Christian—by sticking more to the maxim 'Do as you would be done by.'Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
Perhaps General Cook was acting on the maxim that recommends us to build a bridge of gold for a retreating foe.Mosby's War Reminiscences|John Singleton Mosby
Law too frequently makes normative use of the maxim that the bad world says it and the good one believes it.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
Princes, says Gracian, are willing to be aided, but not surpassed: which maxim is thus illustrated.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
Word Origin for maxim
"precept, principle," early 15c., from Middle French maxime, from Late Latin maxima, shortened from phrases such as maxima propositio, maxima sententarium "axiom," literally "greatest premise, greatest among propositions" (one which is general and absolute), from fem. of maximus "greatest" (see maximum).
single-barreled water-cooled machine gun, 1885, named for inventor, U.S.-born British engineer Sir Hiram S. Maxim (1840-1916).