Definition and Meanings for extreme
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Part of Speech of extreme
Etymology of extreme
Meaning of extreme
- at the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit.
- last; final; conclusive; -- said of time; as, the extreme hour of life.
- the best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest; immoderate; excessive; most violent; as, an extreme case; extreme folly.
- radical; ultra; as, extreme opinions.
- extended or contracted as much as possible; -- said of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat forth.
- the utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity.
- utmost limit or degree that is supposable or tolerable; hence, furthest degree; any undue departure from the mean; -- often in the plural: things at an extreme distance from each other, the most widely different states, etc.; as, extremes of heat and cold, of virtue and vice; extremes meet.
- an extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc.
- either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them.
- the first or the last term of a proportion or series.