ut·most /ˈʌtˌmost, ||məst/
極端的; 極度的; 最大的
1. Situated at the farthest point or extremity; farthest out; most distant; extreme; as, the utmost limits of the land; the utmost extent of human knowledge.
We coasted within two leagues of Antibes, which is the utmost town in France. --Evelyn.
Betwixt two thieves I spend my utmost breath. --Herbert.
2. Being in the greatest or highest degree, quantity, number, or the like; greatest; as, the utmost assiduity; the utmost harmony; the utmost misery or happiness.
He shall answer . . . to his utmost peril. --Shak.
Six or seven thousand is their utmost power. --Shak.
Ut·most, n. The most that can be; the farthest limit; the greatest power, degree, or effort; as, he has done his utmost; try your utmost.
We have tried the utmost of our friends. --Shak.
adj 1: 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" [syn: extreme, utmost(a), uttermost(a)]
2: highest in extent or degree; "to the last measure of human
endurance"; "whether they were accomplices in the last
degree or a lesser one was...to be determined
individually" [syn: last]
3: (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or
order; "had traveled to the farthest frontier"; "don't go
beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree"; "explored
the furthest reaches of space"; "the utmost tip of the
peninsula" [syn: farthermost, farthest, furthermost,
n : the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost" [syn: uttermost,
maximum, level best]