ultra

ultra

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English

Etymology

From Latin ultra.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʌltɹə/

Adjective

ultra (comparative more ultra, superlative most ultra)

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

Noun

ultra (plural ultras)

  1. An ultraroyalist in France.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 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.
    • 2005, "Foreign ultra killed, three injured in J&K," The Times of India, 29 Dec. (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.
  5. (climbing) An ultra-prominent peak.
  6. (usually capitalised) Code name used by British codebreakers during World War 2 for decrypted information gained from the enemy.

Related terms

  • ulterior
  • ultimate
  • ultra-

Anagrams

  • lutar

Finnish

Noun

ultra

  1. (aviation) ultralight (aircraft that weighs very little)

Declension

Synonyms

  • (aircraft): ultrakevyt, ultrakevyt lentokone, UL-kone

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /yl.tʁa/

Adjective

ultra (plural ultras)

  1. ultra, extreme

Noun

ultra m, f (plural ultras)

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

Further reading

  • “ultra” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from English ultraFrench outreItalian oltreSpanish ultra.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈul.tra/

Adjective

ultra

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

Derived terms

References

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

Latin

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈul.traː/, [ˈʊɫ.traː]

Preposition

ultrā (+ accusative)

  1. beyond

Adverb

ultrā (not comparable)

  1. beyond, further
  2. additionally, besides

Descendants

References

  • 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[1], London: Macmillan and Co.

Spanish

Adjective

ultra (plural ultras)

  1. extreme, left-wing

Noun

ultra m, f (plural ultras)

  1. extremist
  2. hooligan, hardened fan

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