See also: ultra- and ultrà

English edit

Etymology edit

From Latin ultra.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʌltɹə/
  • (file)

Adjective edit

ultra (comparative more ultra, superlative most ultra)

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

Noun edit

ultra (plural ultras)

  1. An ultraroyalist in France.
    • 1828, [Edward Bulwer-Lytton], chapter XVI, in Pelham; or, The Adventures of a Gentleman. [], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, [], →OCLC, page 114:
      Her soirées were among the most agreeable at Paris—she united all the rank and talent to be found in the ultra party, for she professed to be quite a female Mæcenas; []
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber, published 1992, page 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, especially an ultranationalist.
    • 2005 December 29, “Foreign ultra killed, three injured in J&K”, in The Times of India, retrieved 21 Apr. 2009:
      Five militants were nabbed while four ultras of Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami (HuJI) gave themselves up.
  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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 terms edit

Anagrams edit

Finnish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈultrɑ/, [ˈul̪t̪rɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ultrɑ
  • Syllabification(key): ult‧ra

Noun edit

ultra

  1. (aviation) Ellipsis of ultrakevyt (ultralight). (aircraft that weighs very little)
  2. Ellipsis of ultraäänitutkimus.

Declension edit

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
ultrainrare
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
abessive ultratta ultritta
instructive ultrin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of ultra (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative ultrani ultrani
accusative nom. ultrani ultrani
gen. ultrani
genitive ultrani ultrieni
ultrainirare
partitive ultraani ultriani
inessive ultrassani ultrissani
elative ultrastani ultristani
illative ultraani ultriini
adessive ultrallani ultrillani
ablative ultraltani ultriltani
allative ultralleni ultrilleni
essive ultranani ultrinani
translative ultrakseni ultrikseni
abessive ultrattani ultrittani
instructive
comitative ultrineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative ultrasi ultrasi
accusative nom. ultrasi ultrasi
gen. ultrasi
genitive ultrasi ultriesi
ultraisirare
partitive ultraasi ultriasi
inessive ultrassasi ultrissasi
elative ultrastasi ultristasi
illative ultraasi ultriisi
adessive ultrallasi ultrillasi
ablative ultraltasi ultriltasi
allative ultrallesi ultrillesi
essive ultranasi ultrinasi
translative ultraksesi ultriksesi
abessive ultrattasi ultrittasi
instructive
comitative ultrinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative ultramme ultramme
accusative nom. ultramme ultramme
gen. ultramme
genitive ultramme ultriemme
ultraimmerare
partitive ultraamme ultriamme
inessive ultrassamme ultrissamme
elative ultrastamme ultristamme
illative ultraamme ultriimme
adessive ultrallamme ultrillamme
ablative ultraltamme ultriltamme
allative ultrallemme ultrillemme
essive ultranamme ultrinamme
translative ultraksemme ultriksemme
abessive ultrattamme ultrittamme
instructive
comitative ultrinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative ultranne ultranne
accusative nom. ultranne ultranne
gen. ultranne
genitive ultranne ultrienne
ultrainnerare
partitive ultraanne ultrianne
inessive ultrassanne ultrissanne
elative ultrastanne ultristanne
illative ultraanne ultriinne
adessive ultrallanne ultrillanne
ablative ultraltanne ultriltanne
allative ultrallenne ultrillenne
essive ultrananne ultrinanne
translative ultraksenne ultriksenne
abessive ultrattanne ultrittanne
instructive
comitative ultrinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative ultransa ultransa
accusative nom. ultransa ultransa
gen. ultransa
genitive ultransa ultriensa
ultrainsarare
partitive ultraansa ultriaan
ultriansa
inessive ultrassaan
ultrassansa
ultrissaan
ultrissansa
elative ultrastaan
ultrastansa
ultristaan
ultristansa
illative ultraansa ultriinsa
adessive ultrallaan
ultrallansa
ultrillaan
ultrillansa
ablative ultraltaan
ultraltansa
ultriltaan
ultriltansa
allative ultralleen
ultrallensa
ultrilleen
ultrillensa
essive ultranaan
ultranansa
ultrinaan
ultrinansa
translative ultrakseen
ultraksensa
ultrikseen
ultriksensa
abessive ultrattaan
ultrattansa
ultrittaan
ultrittansa
instructive
comitative ultrineen
ultrinensa

Synonyms edit

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French edit

Etymology edit

From Latin ultrā. Doublet of outre.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

ultra (plural ultras)

  1. ultra, extreme

Noun edit

ultra m or f by sense (plural ultras)

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

Further reading edit

Ido edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English ultraFrench outreItalian oltreSpanish ultra.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

ultra

  1. ultra: beyond due limit
  2. further, additional

Derived terms edit

  • ultre ke (besides)
  • ultre (besides, further, moreover, in addition)

References edit

  • Progreso III (in Ido), 1910–1911, page 90
  • Progreso V (in Ido), 1912–1913, page 593
  • Progreso VII (in Ido), 1914, page 481

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From uls +‎ -ter +‎ (adverb ending). See also citrā, intrā, extrā.

The accusative is from the pre-PIE directional.

Pronunciation edit

Preposition edit

ultrā (+ accusative)

  1. beyond

Adverb edit

ultrā (not comparable)

  1. beyond, further
    Synonym: ultrō
    Antonyms: citrā, hinc
  2. additionally, besides

Descendants edit

References edit

  • ultra”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ultra”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ultra in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to pass the limit: ultra modum progredi
  • Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm (1911) “ultra”, in Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German)

Anagrams edit

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French ultra.

Adjective edit

ultra m or f or n (indeclinable)

  1. ultra, extreme

Declension edit

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈultɾa/ [ˈul̪.t̪ɾa]
  • Rhymes: -ultɾa
  • Syllabification: ul‧tra

Adjective edit

ultra m or f (masculine and feminine plural ultras)

  1. extreme
  2. far-right
    • 2023 June 20, Eliona Rakipaj, “Una lona de Vox en el centro de Madrid propone tirar a la basura el feminismo, el colectivo LGTBIQ+ y la Agenda 2030”, in El País[3]:
      Finalmente, se termina preguntando si el líder del PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, ha asumido el discurso del partido ultra a raíz de los pactos que se han dado en ayuntamientos y algunas comunidades autónomas.
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Adverb edit

ultra

  1. (obsolete) furthermore, in addition, moreover
    Synonym: además

Noun edit

ultra m or f by sense (plural ultras)

  1. far-right extremist
  2. hooligan, hardened fan

Further reading edit