Definitions of extreme

  1. What are furthest distant from each other.
  2. the furthest or highest degree of something; " he carried it to extremes"
  3. The utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity.
  4. An extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc.
  5. Either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them.
  6. The first or the last term of a proportion or series.
  7. The utmost degree of anything; extremity; excess; end.
  8. The utmost point or verge of a thing; that part which terminates a body; extremity; " Between the extremes of both promontorise."- Dampier; utmost point; utmost limit or degree that can be supposed or tolerated; either of two states or feelings as different from furthest degree; as, the extremes of heat and cold; the extremes of virtue an vice; avoid extremes; extreme suffering, misery, or distress; extremity; " Tending to some relief of our extremes."- Milton: in logic, either of extreme terms of a syllogism, that is, the predicate and subject- thus, " Man is an animal; Peter is a man, therefore Peter is an animal; " the word animal is the greater extreme, Peter the less extreme, and man the medium; in math. either of the first and last terms of a proportion; as, when three magnitudes are proportional the rectangle contained by the extremes is equal to the square of the mean.
  9. The utmost limit or degree; extremity.
  10. The highest or utmost degree; farthest point or limit; extremity; first or last term of a proportion or series.
  11. Extremist.
  12. The utmost point or verge; end; furthest degree; extremity; the extreme terms of a syllogism, the predicate and subject of the conclusion, as distinct from the middle term with which they are compared in the premises; the first and last terms of a proportion Extreme unction, among the Rom. Catholics, the anointing of a sick person with oil when about to die, usually just before death.
  13. That part which terminates; utmost point.
  14. Extremely.
  15. most distant in any direction; " the extreme edge of town"
  16. of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity; " extreme cold"; " extreme caution"; " extreme pleasure"; " utmost contempt"; " to the utmost degree"; " in the uttermost distress"
  17. far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree; " an extreme example"; " extreme temperatures"; " extreme danger"
  18. At the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit.
  19. The best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest; immoderate; excessive; most violent; as, an extreme case; extreme folly.
  20. Radical; ultra; as, extreme opinions.
  21. 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.
  22. Last; final; conclusive; - said of time; as, the extreme hour of life.
  23. Extended or contracted as much as possible; - said of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat forth.
  24. Of the highest degree; last; utmost; furthest; final; most severe or strict.
  25. Outermost; utmost; furthest; at the utmost point, edge, or border; as, the extreme verge or point of a thing; " The extremest shore."- Southey; worst or best that can exist or be supposed; greatest; most violent or urgent; utmost; as, extreme pain, grief or suffering; extreme joy or pleasure; an extreme case; last; beyond which there is none; as, the extreme hour of life; carrying principles to the uttermost; holding the strongest possible views; ultra; " The Puritans or extreme Protestants."- Gladstone; in music, superfiuous or augmented; thus, the extreme sharp sixth is the augmented sixth.
  26. Outermost; utmost; excessive.
  27. Farthest; outermost; utmost; severe; excessive.
  28. Outermost; furthest off; most pressing; worst or best that can exist or be supposed; last; beyond which there is none; going extreme lengths.
  29. Furthest; outermost; most violent; highest in degree; most pressing; rigorous; strict.