- highest in rank or authority; paramount; sovereign; chief.
- of the highest quality, degree, character, importance, etc.: supreme courage.
- greatest, utmost, or extreme: supreme disgust.
- last or final; ultimate.
Origin of supreme1
- Also called sauce suprême. a velouté made with a rich chicken stock.
- Also called suprême de volaille. a dish prepared or served with this sauce, especially boned chicken breast.
- Also supreme.
- a bowl or the like designed for the serving of cold foods in an inner container that is nestled in cracked ice.
- a dessert or appetizer served in such a container.
Origin of suprême
Related Words for supremeabsolute, best, cardinal, chief, crowning, excellent, extreme, final, first, foremost, head, highest, incomparable, last, leading, marvelous, matchless, maximum, paramount, peerless
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Contemporary Examples of supreme
Higher courts, including the Supreme Court had refused to intercede, and the stay was to expire tonight.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over
January 5, 2015
The Supreme Court eventually stepped in and ended legal segregation in the landmark 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future
January 3, 2015
I was convicted a year later and sentenced to death—a charge later overturned by the Supreme Court when it called for a retrial.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike
December 18, 2014
Logistics wins the day, and the Supreme Deity is, at this juncture, nowhere to be seen.Meet Moses the Swashbuckling Israelite
December 14, 2014
The Supreme Court justices who decided the Integrity case make $244,440 a year (Chief Justice Roberts makes $255,500).How Amazon Became Santa’s Sweatshop
December 11, 2014
Historical Examples of supreme
Our supreme task is the resumption of our onward, normal way.
This hope—this supreme aspiration—must rule the way we live.
While this great man lives, he ought to be supreme in the affairs of his country.
The ability to love cleanly and absolutely is the supreme virtue.
She spoke softly, but with an intensity of supreme feeling in her voice.
- of highest status or powera supreme tribunal
- (usually prenominal) of highest quality, importance, etcsupreme endeavour
- greatest in degree; extremesupreme folly
- (prenominal) final or last, esp being last in one's life or progress; ultimatethe supreme judgment
Word Origin for supreme
- Also called: suprême sauce a rich velouté sauce made with a base of veal or chicken stock, with cream or egg yolks added
- the best or most delicate part of meat, esp the breast and wing of chicken, cooked in suprême sauce
Word Origin for suprême
1520s, from Middle French suprême, from Latin supremus "highest," superlative of superus "situated above," from super "above" (see super-). Supreme Being first attested 1690s; Supreme Court is from 1709.