Definitions for ultra-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ul•traˈʌl trə(adj.; n.)(pl.)-tras.
(adj.)going beyond what is usual or ordinary; excessive; extreme.
(n.)an extremist, as in politics, religion, or fashion.
Origin of ultra:
1815–25; independent use of ultra -
a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, with the basic meaning “on the far side of, beyond.” In relation to the base to which it is prefixed, ultra- has the senses “located beyond, on the far side of” (ultramontane; ultraviolet), “carrying to the furthest degree possible, on the fringe of” (ultraleft; ultramodern), “extremely” (ultralight); nouns to which it is added denote objects, properties, etc., that surpass customary norms, or instrumen
Origin of ultra-:
< L ultrā (adv. and prep.) on the far side (of), beyond
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
ultra-ˈʌl tə mɪt
an ultra-conservative group; ultra-low power electrical devices
Greater than normal quantity or importance
Beyond, on the far side of
Origin: From the ultra
a prefix from the Latin ultra beyond (see Ulterior), having in composition the signification beyond, on the other side, chiefly when joined with words expressing relations of place; as, ultramarine, ultramontane, ultramundane, ultratropical, etc. In other relations it has the sense of excessively, exceedingly, beyond what is common, natural, right, or proper; as, ultraconservative; ultrademocratic, ultradespotic, ultraliberal, ultraradical, etc
Translations for ultra-
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
beyond, as in ultraviolet .
- فَوق، ما وَراءArabic
- ultraPortuguese (BR)
- υπερ- (ως β΄ συνθ.)Greek
- ultra-... ultravioletFrench
- עַל-, אוּלטרָה-Hebrew
- 초(超)…, 한외(限外)…의 뜻Korean
- بی حدPashto
- (前綴)超，在...之外Chinese (Trad.)
- над-, ультра-Ukrainian
- siêu cựcVietnamese
- （前缀）超….（表示`极端，过度`之义）Chinese (Simp.)
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