—n. 1. maximum.
2. to the max, to the greatest or furthest degree; totally: That book is disgusting to the max.
—v. max out, a. to reach a point at which no more improvement, profit, or benefit can occur; level off: In her last job she maxed out at $25,000 a year. b. to reach the limit of one's capacity, endurance, etc.: The sales department has maxed out and needs more personnel to call on new clients.
Pronunciation: (maks),[key] —n. a male given name, form of Maximilian.