Webster 1913 Edition
Lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; supreme;
superlativewisdom or prudence; a woman of
superlativeglory of the divine character.
Expressing the highest or lowest degree of the quality, manner, etc., denoted by an adjective or an adverb. The superlative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -est, most, or least;–
That which is highest or most eminent; the utmost degree.
The superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, a form or word by which the superlative degree is expressed;
least windy, are all
a superlative in an absolute rather than in a comparative or exclusive sense. See
Webster 1828 Edition
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.