The greatest quantity or highest degree attainable
The greatest amount or number allowed
Greatest in quantity or highest in degree that has been or can be attained
She came to her feet, stretching her body to its maximum height.
The flood water brought down by the Shari in December and January causes the lake to rise to a maximum of 24 ft., the water spreading over low-lying ground, left dry again in May or June.
These few were given the tools to achieve their maximum potential, to live that dream.
The maximum wage you can earn, though, is defined by supply and demand for labor, and by your negotiating ability, but it also has a cap.
Where everyone can live up to his or her maximum potential.