French translation of 'ultimate'
1. (= final)
[outcome, success, decision, responsibility] final(e)
[aim, goal, objective, target] ultime
the ultimate aim is to le but ultime est de
2. (= fundamental) [source, cause, truth] ultime
3. (= supreme) [authority, power, challenge, test] suprême
It was the ultimate adventure. C’était l’aventure suprême.
It’s the ultimate challenge. C’est le défi suprême.
4. (= worst) [sin, disgrace, insult, abuse] suprême
5. (= best) [luxury] suprême
the ultimate car le summum de la voiture
the ultimate holiday le summum des vacances
the ultimate in sth le summum de qch
This car is the ultimate in luxury. Cette voiture est le summum du luxe.
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Example Sentences Including 'ultimate'
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This was what Gaskill liked best about his job, the game of wits culminating in ultimate triumph over his antagonist.INCA GOLD (1994)
In 1940, even the indomitable Winston Churchill despaired of survival, far less ultimate victory.SAN ANDREAS (1994)
And he had made the ultimate sacrifice when Don Antonio's extras had soared over budget.FINAL RESORT (1994)
His ultimate crime was simply having been there at the time.COMPULSION (1994)
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'ultimate' in Other Languages
British English: ultimate /ˈʌltɪmɪt/ ADJECTIVE
You use ultimate to describe the final result or the original cause of a long series of events.
It is not possible to estimate the ultimate result.
- American English: ultimate
- Arabic: نِهَائِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: final
- Chinese: 最终的
- Croatian: konačan
- Czech: konečný
- Danish: ultimativ
- Dutch: ultiem
- European Spanish: final
- Finnish: lopullinen
- French: dernier
- German: letzter
- Greek: απώτατος
- Italian: massimo
- Japanese: 最終的な
- Korean: 최후의
- Norwegian: elementær
- Polish: ostateczny
- European Portuguese: final
- Romanian: final
- Russian: окончательный
- Spanish: final último
- Swedish: slutlig
- Thai: สุดท้าย
- Turkish: son
- Ukrainian: остаточний
- Vietnamese: cuối cùng
Translation of ultimate from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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