• noun: the highest number or amount that is possible or allowed
  • noun: the greatest quantity or value attainable or attained
  • usually singular
  • synonyms: limit, greatest, highest


  • What is the 'maximum occupancy' of this room? [=what is the largest number of people who can legally be in this room at the same time?]

  • a 'maximum security prison' [=a prison that does as much as possible to keep prisoners from escaping and watches them very closely]

  • She will serve 20 years 'maximum' in jail. [=she will not serve more than 20 years in jail]

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) - What? - No tongue. I promise. - You're retarded. Can't you go faster? I can't run in these conditions. - I'm at the maximum. - The maximum... it's way too slow. Nine miles per hour. Suits him? Is miles per hour ok? Is that the best he can do? Can't we get more? - It's the maximum. - It'll do. Oh yeah... No, no. Stick to the ears. There. (..)
    2011 Intouchables