1) ADJ: usu ADJ n The uppermost part of something is the part that is higher than the rest of it. The uppermost thing is the highest one of a group of things.

John was on the uppermost floor of the three-storey gatehouse...

The rain spattered on the uppermost leaves.

Uppermost is also an adverb.

She placed her hands palm uppermost in her lap... Lift the fish and carefully place it on a large board, flat side uppermost.

2) ADJ: usu v-link ADJ If something is uppermost in a particular situation, it is the most important thing in that situation.

The economy appears to be uppermost in people's minds...

Protection of sites, habitats and landscapes is of uppermost priority.


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