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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ul•traˈʌl trə(adj.; n.)(pl.)-tras.

  1. (adj.)going beyond what is usual or ordinary; excessive; extreme.

  2. (n.)an extremist, as in politics, religion, or fashion.

Origin of ultra:

1815–25; independent use of ultra -


  1. 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

  1. ultra-ˈʌl tə mɪt


    an ultra-conservative group; ultra-low power electrical devices


  1. ultra-(Prefix)

    Greater than normal quantity or importance


  2. ultra-(Prefix)

    Beyond, on the far side of


  3. Origin: From the ultra

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ultra-(adj)

    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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


beyond, as in ultraviolet .

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