superlative degree

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  • superlative degree — noun the superlative form of an adjective or adverb fastest is the superlative of the adjective fast least famous is the superlative degree of the adjective famous most surely is the superlative of the adverb surely • Syn: ↑superlative •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • superlative degree — noun adverbial or adjectival forms modified by most or ending in est, used when comparing three or more things Syn: superlative See Also: positive degree, comparative degree …   Wiktionary

  • superlative — [sə pʉr′lə tiv, so͞opʉr′lə tiv] adj. [ME < MFr superlatif < LL superlativus < L superlatus, excessive < super , above, beyond + latus, pp. of ferre, to BEAR1] 1. superior to or excelling all other or others; of the highest kind,… …   English World dictionary

  • Superlative — Su per*la tive, n. 1. That which is highest or most eminent; the utmost degree. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) (a) The superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, a form or word by which the superlative degree is expressed; as, strongest,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superlative — Su per*la tive, a. [L. superlativus, fr. superlatus excessive, used as p. p. of superiorferre, but from a different root: cf. F. superlatif. See {Elate}, {Tolerate}.] 1. Lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all other;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • degree — [di grē′] n. [ME degre < OFr degré, degree, step, rank < VL * degradus < degradare: see DEGRADE] 1. any of the successive steps or stages in a process or series 2. a step in the direct line of descent [a cousin in the second degree] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Superlative — In grammar the superlative of an adjective or adverb is the greatest form of adjective or adverb which indicates that something has some feature to a greater degree than anything it is being compared to in a given context. For example, if Adam is …   Wikipedia

  • Degree of comparison — Grammatical categories Animacy Aspect Case Clusivity Definiteness Degree of comparison Evidentiality …   Wikipedia

  • superlative — su•per•la•tive [[t]səˈpɜr lə tɪv, sʊ [/t]] adj. 1) of the highest kind or order 2) gram. of or designating the highest degree of comparison of adjectives and adverbs, used to show the extreme or greatest in quality, quantity, or intensity, as in… …   From formal English to slang

  • superlative — /suˈpɜlətɪv / (say sooh perluhtiv) adjective 1. of the highest kind or order; surpassing all others; supreme; extreme: superlative wisdom. 2. being more than is proper or normal; exaggerated in language or style. 3. Grammar a. denoting the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • superlative — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English superlatif, from Anglo French, from Late Latin superlativus, from Latin superlatus (past participle of superferre to carry over, raise high), from super + latus, past participle of ferre to carry more at… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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