Definition of Superlative. Meaning of Superlative. Synonyms of Superlative

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Definition of Superlative

Superlative
Superlative Su`per*la"tive, a. [L. superlativus, fr. superlatus excessive, used as p. p. of superiorferre, but from a different root: cf. F. superlatif. See Elate, Tolerate.] 1. Lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; supreme; as, superlative wisdom or prudence; a woman of superlative beauty; the superlative glory of the divine character. 2. (Gram.) Expressing the highest or lowest degree of the quality, manner, etc., denoted by an adjective or an adverb. The superlative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -est, most, or least; as, highest, most pleasant, least bright. -- Su`per*la"tive*ly, adv. -- Su`per*la"tive*ness, n.
Superlative
Superlative Su`per*la"tive, n. 1. That which is highest or most eminent; the utmost degree. 2. (Gram.) (a) The superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, a form or word by which the superlative degree is expressed; as, strongest, wisest, most stormy, least windy, are all superlatives.

Meaning of Superlative from wikipedia

- quality, quantity, or degree relative to some other comparator(s). The superlative construction expresses the greatest quality, quantity, or degree—i.e...
- The world's superlative trees can be ranked by any factor. Records have been kept for trees with superlative height, trunk diameter or girth, canopy coverage...
- A list of superlatives is a list consisting of items regarded as superlative. Both items and their qualities can be arrived at objectively and subjectively...
- actual and mythical trees List of old growth forests List of superlative trees List of superlative trees in Sweden List of tree genera List of trees and shrubs...
- In grammar, nouns in the superlative case (abbreviated SUPL or more ambiguously SUP) typically denote objects over which or onto the top of which another...
- This is a list of superlative Academy Award winners and nominees. This list is current as of the 91st Academy Awards ceremony held on February 24, 2019...
- but unknown utility function, a superlative index number is an index number that can be calculated. Thus, superlative index numbers are used to provide...
- html "Canada". The World Factbook. CIA. "Canadian Superlatives - Super Canada!". About.com. Retrieved February 1, 2013. [4] Archived...
- of Academy Awards in directing and acting categories, the following superlatives emerge: List of Academy Award records List of Big Five Academy Award...
- Sweden's superlative trees have been ranked by various factors. Records have been kept for trees with superlative height, wood volume, age, and stoutness...
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