[ uhp-er-mohst or, especially British, -muhst ]
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adjectiveAlso upmost.
  1. highest in place, order, rank, power, etc.: the uppermost peaks of the mountain; the uppermost class of society.

  2. topmost; predominant: a subject of uppermost concern.

  1. in or into the uppermost place, rank, or predominance: The blossoms grow uppermost on the stems of these flowers; the thoughts that came uppermost to her mind.

Origin of uppermost

First recorded in 1475–85; upper1 + -most

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British Dictionary definitions for uppermost


/ (ˈʌpəˌməʊst) /

adjectiveAlso: upmost
  1. highest in position, power, importance, etc

  1. in or into the highest position, etc

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