SUPER'LATIVE, a. [L. superlativus; super and latio, latus, fero.]

1. Highest in degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; as a man of superlative wisdom or prudence, of superlative worth; a woman of superlative beauty.

2. Supreme; as the superlative glory of the divine character.

3. In grammar, expressing the highest or utmost degree; as the superlative degree of comparison.

SUPER'LATIVE, n. In grammar,the superlative degree of adjectives, which is formed by the termination est, as meanest, highest, bravest; or by the use of most, as most high, most brave; or by least, as least amiable.