Definitions for ultramarineˌʌl trə məˈrin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ul•tra•ma•rineˌʌl trə məˈrin(adj.)

  1. of a deep blue color.

  2. beyond the sea.

  3. (n.)a blue pigment consisting of powdered lapis lazuli.

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  4. a similar artificial blue pigment.

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  5. any of various related pigments.

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  6. a deep blue color.

Origin of ultramarine:

1590–1600; < ML ultrāmarīnus= L ultrāultra-+marīnusmarine

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ultramarine, ultramarine blue(noun)

    blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli

  2. ultramarine(adj)

    a vivid blue to purple-blue color

  3. ultramarine(adj)

    of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue color


  1. ultramarine(Noun)

    a brilliant blue pigment that is either extracted from mineral deposits or made synthetically.

  2. ultramarine(Adjective)

    having a brilliant blue colour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ultramarine(adj)

    situated or being beyond the sea

  2. Ultramarine(noun)

    a blue pigment formerly obtained by powdering lapis lazuli, but now produced in large quantities by fusing together silica, alumina, soda, and sulphur, thus forming a glass, colored blue by the sodium polysulphides made in the fusion. Also used adjectively


  1. Ultramarine

    Ultramarine is a blue pigment consisting primarily of a zeolite-based mineral containing small amounts of polysulfides. It occurs in nature as a proximate component of lapis lazuli. The pigment color code is P. Blue 29 77007. Ultramarine is the most complex of the mineral pigments, a complex sulfur-containing sodio-silicate containing a blue cubic mineral called lazurite. Some chloride is often present in the crystal lattice as well. The blue color of the pigment is due to the S3− radical anion, which contains an unpaired electron.

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