See also: ultra- and ultrà




From Latin ultra.


ultra (comparative more ultra, superlative most ultra)

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


ultra (plural ultras)

  1. An ultraroyalist 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. (soccer) An especially devoted football fan, typically associated with the intimidating use of extremist slogans, pyrotechnics and sometimes hooligan violence.
    • 2012, ALINA BERNSTEIN, Neil Blain, Sport, Media, Culture: Global and Local Dimensions, Routledge (ISBN 9781136344848), page 183
      A similar view is expressed by a Turin supporter in Segre's study, but in this case it is more specifically addressed to how powerful teams, such as Juventus, get preferential treatment in reports on the negative aspects of the ultras world.
    • 2013, Richard Guilianotti, Football, Violence and Social Identity, Routledge (ISBN 9781134859436), page 77
      If a member of an official football club can be said to be a citizen of the football world, an ultra has to be considered as a militant.
    • 2015, Jamie Cleland, A Sociology of Football in a Global Context, Routledge (ISBN 9781135007638), page 30
      Although the intention initially was to distribute tickets and arrange travel to away matches, ultras quickly became actively organised and developed an overtly passionate cultural and political identity inside each curva
  4. (athletics) An ultramarathon.
    • 2008, Rachel Toor, Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running, Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 9780803260337, page 69:
      I've done more than forty marathons and ultras and have won a handful of small boutiquey races in mountainous, out-of-the-way places: the foothills of the Sierra Nevada; Mount Mitchell, North Carolina; Bozeman, Montana; and, on the third day of a 100-mile stage race, the Mount Everest Challenge Marathon in the Himalayas.
  5. (climbing) An ultra-prominent peak.
    • 2008, Susan Joy Paul, Climbing Colorado's Mountains, Guilford, CT: Rowman & Littlefield, ISBN 9780762784950, page 141:
      Blanca Peak is one of just three ultra-prominence peaks, or “ultras,” in the state and the highpoint of the Sierra Blanca Range, a massif that includes ranked 14ers Ellingwood Point, Little Bear Peak, and Mount Lindsey.
  6. (usually capitalised) Code name used by British codebreakers during World War 2 for decrypted information gained from the enemy.

Related termsEdit




  1. (aviation) ultralight (aircraft that weighs very little)


Inflection of ultra (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative ultra ultrat
genitive ultran ultrien
partitive ultraa ultria
illative ultraan ultriin
singular plural
nominative ultra ultrat
accusative nom. ultra ultrat
gen. ultran
genitive ultran ultrien
partitive ultraa ultria
inessive ultrassa ultrissa
elative ultrasta ultrista
illative ultraan ultriin
adessive ultralla ultrilla
ablative ultralta ultrilta
allative ultralle ultrille
essive ultrana ultrina
translative ultraksi ultriksi
instructive ultrin
abessive ultratta ultritta
comitative ultrineen




ultra m, f (plural ultras)

  1. ultra, extreme


ultra m, f (plural ultras)

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

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ultrā (governs the accusative)

  1. beyond


ultrā (not comparable)

  1. beyond, further
  2. additionally, besides





ultra m, f (plural ultras)

  1. extreme, left-wing


ultra m, f (plural ultras)

  1. extremist
  2. hooligan, hardened fan