AskDefine | Define greatest

Dictionary Definition

greatest adj
1 not to be surpassed; "his top effort" [syn: top]
2 greatest in size of those under consideration [syn: biggest, largest]
3 greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist" [syn: leading(a), preeminent]
4 highest in quality [syn: sterling(a), superlative]

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  • /ˈgɹeɪtɛst/
  • Hyphenation: great·est



Extensive Definition

Greatest is a title, similar to Greatest Hits, used by several musical artists:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

at the height, at the limit, best, champion, choice, elect, elite, extreme, far out, first-class, first-rate, for the best, furthest, handpicked, highest, matchless, maximal, maximum, most, optimal, optimum, paramount, peerless, picked, prime, prize, quintessential, radical, select, superlative, supreme, surpassing, tip-top, too much, top, top-notch, topmost, ultra, ultra-ultra, unmatchable, unmatched, unparalleled, unsurpassed, uppermost, utmost, uttermost, very best, way out
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