DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

extreme meaning

EN[ɪkˈstɹiːm]
US
WExtreme
  • Extreme or xtreme may refer to:
FR extrême

    Definition of extreme in English Dictionary

  • NounPLextremesSUF-treme
    1. The greatest or utmost point, degree or condition.
      1. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. [ …] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes. [ …] But withal there was a perceptible acumen about the man which was puzzling in the extreme.
    2. Each of the things at opposite ends of a range or scale.
      1. extremes of temperature ‎
    3. A drastic expedient.
      1. (mathematics) Either of the two numbers at the ends of a proportion, as 1 and 6 in 1:2=3:6.
      2. AdjectiveCOMextremerCOMmore extremeSUPextremestSUPmost extreme
        1. Of a place, the most remote, farthest or outermost.
          1. At the extreme edges, the coating is very thin. ‎
        2. In the greatest or highest degree; intense.
          1. And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes. He said that if you wanted to do anything for them, you must rule them, not pamper them.
        3. Excessive, or far beyond the norm.
          1. An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex. The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid, which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.
        4. Drastic, or of great severity.
          1. I think the new laws are extreme, but many believe them necessary for national security. ‎
        5. Of sports, difficult or dangerous; performed in a hazardous environment.
          1. Television has begun to reflect the growing popularity of extreme sports such as bungee jumping and skateboarding. ‎
        6. (archaic) Ultimate, final or last.
          1. the extreme hour of life
      3. AdverbCOMextremerCOMmore extremeSUPextremestSUPmost extreme
        1. (archaic) Extremely.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • For other Leptodirini, the contraction of the life cycle is less radical, being intermediate between this extreme and a epigean life cycle.
            • Its unsettledness and the extremes of its social style paralleled Mary's personality.
            • He noted her extreme tenderness when he touched the bruise on her thigh.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Adverbs
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
              Related Links:
              1. en extremely
              2. en extremes
              3. en extremer
              4. en extremest
              5. en extremeness
              Source: Wiktionary
               0 0

              Meaning of extreme for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "extreme" is an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
              Difficultness: Level 1
              12345678910
              Easy     ➨     Difficult
              Definiteness: Level 9
              12345678910
              Definite    ➨     Versatile
              0.16