From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishultimateul‧ti‧mate1 /ˈʌltəmət/ ●●○W3AWL adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 1PURPOSEsomeone’s ultimateaim is their main and most important aim, that they hope to achieve in the future syn finalultimate goal/aim/objective etc 🔊 Complete disarmament was the ultimate goal of the conference. 🔊 Our ultimate objective is to have as many female members of parliament as there are male.2the ultimate result of a long process is what happens at the end of it 🔊 The ultimate outcome of the experiment cannot be predicted. 🔊 The ultimate fate of the tribe was even sadder. 🔊 the ultimate failure of the project3ENDif you have ultimate responsibility for something, you are the person who must make the important finaldecisions about it 🔊 The ultimate responsibility for policy lies with the president. 🔊 The ultimate decision rests with the Public Health Service.4BESTMOSTbetter, bigger, worse etc than all other things or people of the same kind 🔊 The Rolling Stones are the ultimate rock and roll band. 🔊 The female nude is surely the ultimate test of artistic skill.