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  • utmost — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, alteration of utmest, from Old English ūtmest, superlative adjective, from ūt out, adverb more at out Date: before 12th century 1. situated at the farthest or most distant point ; extreme < the utmost point …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • utmost — adj. & n. furthest, extreme, or greatest (the utmost limits; showed the utmost reluctance). n. (prec. by the) the utmost point or degree etc. Phrases and idioms: do one s utmost do all that one can. Etymology: OE ut(e)mest (as OUT, MOST) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Utmost — Ut most , a. [OE. utmeste, utemest, AS. ?temest, a superlative fr. ?te out. ????. See {Out}, and cf. {Aftermost}, {Outmost}, {Uttermost}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Situated at the farthest point or extremity; farthest out; most distant; extreme; as, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • utmost — [ut′mōst΄] adj. [ME utemest < OE utemest, ytemest, double superl. of ut, OUT] 1. situated at the farthest point or limit; most extreme or distant; farthest 2. of or to the greatest or highest degree, amount, number, etc.; greatest n. the most… …   English World dictionary

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