Meaning and Origin
What does the name Supreme mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
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User Submitted Meanings
- A submission from Nigeria says the name Supreme means "Highest in authority" and is of American origin.
- Highest in authority; holding the highest place in authority, government, or power."He that is the supreme King of kings." [Shak.]
- Highest; greatest; most excellent or most extreme; utmost; greatist possible (sometimes in a bad sense); as, supreme love; supreme glory; supreme magnanimity; supreme folly."Each would be supreme within its own sphere, and those spheres could not but clash." [De Quincey.]
- [Bot] Situated at the highest part or point.
Etymology: L. supremus, superlative of superus that is above, upper, fr. super above: cf. F. suprême. See Super-, and cf. Sum
- Greatest in status or authority or power ("a supreme tribunal")
- Greatest or maximal in degree; extreme ("supreme folly" and "the supreme confidence of youth")
- Final or last in your life or progress ("the supreme sacrifice" and "the supreme judgment")
- Highest in excellence or achievement ("supreme among musicians", "a supreme endeavor", and "supreme courage")
From Middle French suprême, from Latin supremus, superlative of superus (“that is above”).
- (cooking) A breast of chicken or duck with the wing bone attached.
- (cooking) Anything from which all skin, bones, and other parts which are not eaten have been removed, such as a skinless fish fillet.
supreme was also found in the following language(s): Interlingua, Italian, and Latin