What does the word ultimate mean?

Usage examples for ultimate

  1. It was not meant to attack the authority of reason; rather it is the ultimate purpose to defend it. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  2. Those who were really interested in its existence never doubted its ultimate concord and prosperity and growth. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan
  3. How can I know what is important and what is not, when it comes to the ultimate mystery of life? – The Crown of Life by George Gissing