chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent: a point of paramount significance.
above others in rank or authority; superior in power or jurisdiction.
a supreme ruler; overlord.
- par·a·mount·cy, noun
- par·a·mount·ly, adverb
- su·per·par·a·mount, adjective
Other definitions for Paramount (2 of 2)
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
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How to use paramount in a sentence
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One challenge for ViacomCBS is the majority of consumers may not immediately know what is part of the paramount content universe, like they might for a more famous brand like Disney.Entertainment companies still have no idea what to name their streaming services | Adam Epstein | September 16, 2020 | Quartz
For better or worse, we have been changed, and we can no more go back to who we were than Norma can convince paramount to let her star in a movie about Salome.
The company’s paramount film studio was also hit by the shutdown of movie theaters.How the world’s biggest media companies fared through the ongoing crisis in Q2 | Lara O'Reilly | August 12, 2020 | Digiday
Privacy is paramount to librarians like me because patrons trust us with their data.Software that monitors students during tests perpetuates inequality and violates their privacy | Amy Nordrum | August 7, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
But all the studios like paramount that do art house films passed on it.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange | Marlow Stern | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He would talk to Mecallari and the staff about what was of paramount importance to him, his two sons.
Hitchcock said that when Vertigo was finished, he took it to New York to screen it for the paramount executives.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Studies have shown that getting eight hours of sleep is paramount to achieving high performance.
But it is also a rejoinder to the view, which I expressed, that ethical norms are paramount.The Real Enemy of Marital Bliss Are Those Most Opposed to Marriage Equality | Jay Michaelson | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But she had experienced an hour of mixed emotions in which a confused and wondering sense of defeat was paramount.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
In most states this interest or dower is paramount to the claims of her husband's creditors.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Justice and truth became thus paramount virtues, to be practised and sought as the end of life.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
I have a wretched longing for some strong, absorbing affection, something paramount, satisfying.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
The orthodox mould candle reigns paramount on each side of the pulpit; and its light appears to give satisfaction.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
British Dictionary definitions for paramount
of the greatest importance or significance; pre-eminent
rare a supreme ruler
- paramountcy, noun
- paramountly, adverb
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