Definition of ultra
: going beyond others or beyond due limit : extreme
Examples of ultra in a Sentence
espouses a kind of ultra conservatism that even some members of his own party cannot support
Recent Examples of ultra from the Web
Ultra-creamy burrata collapses into a luscious sauce, mixing with the pesto and turning it all a speckled light green.
Tom Craddick, an ultra-conservative Republican lawmaker, became the the Speaker of the House that year.
One of the crunkest songs of the year, the Big Apple rappers sound right at home on the ultra-Southern single.
Earlier, Abe’s wife, Akie, was alleged to have used her influence in a school opening for an ultra-nationalistic Osaka educational group that she was closely associated with.
While training for an ultra-marathon in Australia a few years back, Russell Radebaugh discovered an oats, milk and grain breakfast dish that was not only healthy but kept him full for hours.
But demand for small, ultra-fuel-efficient cars has waned drastically with lower fuel prices.
Case in point: Whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that American telecommunications companies shared vast amounts of personal data with the ultra-secret U.S. National Security Agency, where Geers once worked.
Over 4,200 ultra-marathoners applied to run in this 44th annual race over a torturous course that includes 18,000 feet of ascent and 23,000 feet of descent.
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Origin and Etymology of ultra
First Known Use: 1818See Words from the same year
Definition of ultra
: one that is ultra : extremist
Definition of ultra-
Origin and Etymology of ultra-
Latin, from ultra beyond, adverb & preposition, from *ulter situated beyond — more at ulterior
ULTRA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ultra- for English Language Learners
: beyond : extremely : more than is usual
: beyond the range or limits of
ULTRA Defined for Kids
Definition of ultra- for Students
1 : beyond in space : on the other side ultraviolet
2 : beyond the limits of : super-
3 : beyond what is ordinary or proper
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