- Dominant, having power over all others.
- 2013 June 21, Karen McVeigh, “US rules human genes can't be patented”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 10:
- The US supreme court has ruled unanimously that natural human genes cannot be patented, a decision that scientists and civil rights campaigners said removed a major barrier to patient care and medical innovation.
- (sometimes postpositive) Greatest, most excellent, extreme, most superior, highest, or utmost.
- supreme disgust; supreme courage
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:supreme.
- (botany) Situated at the highest part or point.
- (transitive, cooking) To divide a citrus fruit into its segments, removing the skin, pith, membranes, and seeds.
supreme (plural supremes)
- The highest point.
- (cooking) A pizza having a large number of the most common toppings, such as pepperoni, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, olives, etc.
- 2010, McSween et al., Things Bogans Like, Sydney: Hachette, page 117:
- Faced with a choice between the Supreme, the Hawaiian [...], the Capricciosa or the Meat Lovers', the bogan will invariably gravitate to the meal most likely to induce a fatal disease.
- (cooking) A breast of chicken or duck with the wing bone attached.
- (cooking) Anything from which all skin, bones, and other parts which are not eaten have been removed, such as a skinless fish fillet.
- supreme in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- supreme in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
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