Meaning of EXTREME in English


Function: noun

Date: 1555

1 a : something situated at or marking one end or the other of a range < extreme s of heat and cold> b : the first term or the last term of a mathematical proportion c : the major term or minor term of a syllogism

2 a : a very pronounced or excessive degree b : highest degree : MAXIMUM

3 : an extreme measure or expedient <going to extreme s >

– in the extreme : to the greatest possible extent

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.