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supreme definition


This page has 11 definitions of supreme with English translations in 4 languages. Supreme is an adjective, verb and noun. Examples of how to use supreme in a sentence are shown. Also define these 27 related words and terms: dominant, botany, cooking, divide, citrus fruit, segment, skin, pith, membrane, seed, pizza, pepperoni, bell pepper, onion, mushroom, olive, breast, chicken, duck, wing, bone, skinless, fish, fillet, supreme, supremo, and supremus.

See also: Supreme and suprême

English supreme definition

Alternative forms


Borrowed from Middle French suprême, from Latin supremus, superlative of superus (that is above). Doublet of supremo.



supreme (comparative supremer or more supreme, superlative supremest or most supreme)

  1. Dominant, having power over all others.
    • Dominant definition
      The fifth major tone of a musical scale (five major steps above the note in question); thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on. (1 of 5 dominant definitions)
  2. (sometimes postpositive) Greatest, most excellent, extreme, most superior, highest, or utmost.
    supreme disgust; supreme courage
  3. (botany) Situated at the highest part or point.
    • Botany definition
      The scientific study of plants, a branch of biology. Typically those disciplines that involve the whole plant. (1 of 4 botany definitions)



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supreme (third-person singular simple present supremes, present participle supreming, simple past and past participle supremed)

  1. (transitive, cooking) To divide a citrus fruit into its segments, removing the skin, pith, membranes, and seeds.
    • Divide definition
      To split or separate (something) into two or more parts. (1 of 12 divide definitions)
    • Citrus Fruit definition
      Any of the fruits in the common genus Citrus of flowering plants in the family Rutaceae.


supreme (plural supremes)

  1. The highest point.
  2. (cooking) A pizza having a large number of the most common toppings, such as pepperoni, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, olives, etc.
    • 2010, McSween et al., Things Bogans Like, Sydney: Hachette, page 117:
      Faced with a choice between the Supreme, the Hawaiian [...], the Capricciosa or the Meat Lovers', the bogan will invariably gravitate to the meal most likely to induce a fatal disease.
  3. (cooking) A breast of chicken or duck with the wing bone attached.
    • Duck definition
      To quickly lower the head or body in order to prevent it from being struck by something. (1 of 8 duck definitions)
  4. (cooking) Anything from which all skin, bones, and other parts which are not eaten have been removed, such as a skinless fish fillet.
    • Skinless definition
      Not having an outer layer of skin or skinlike material, or with such a layer removed.

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Interlingua supreme definition


supreme (comparative plus supreme, superlative le plus supreme)

  1. supreme

Italian supreme definition


  • IPA(key): /suˈprɛme/, [s̪uˈpr̺ɛː.me]
  • Rhymes: -ɛme
  • Hyphenation: su‧pre‧me



  1. feminine plural of supremo


Latin supreme definition



  1. vocative masculine singular of suprēmus