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ultra

See also: ultra- and ultrà

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ultra.

AdjectiveEdit

ultra (comparative more ultra, superlative most ultra)

  1. Extreme; far beyond the norm; fanatical; uncompromising.
    an ultra reformer; ultra measures

NounEdit

ultra (plural ultras)

  1. An ultra-royalist in France.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 37:
      "At any rate that is what he explained to me," I said hastily while the lawyer rubbed his long ultra's nose and sighed.
  2. An extremist.
  3. (usually capitalised) Code name used by British codebreakers during World War 2 for decrypted information gained from the enemy.

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ultra (masculine and feminine, plural ultras)

  1. ultra, extreme

NounEdit

ultra m, f (plural ultras)

  1. extremist
  2. (historical) an ultra-royalist during the Bourbon Restoration period in France

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ulter, originally the feminine ablative.

PrepositionEdit

ultrā + accusative

  1. beyond

AdverbEdit

ultrā (not comparable)

  1. beyond, further
  2. additionally, besides

DescendantsEdit