Definition of "ultra-" []

  • Beyond; on the other side of: ultraviolet. (prefix)
  • Beyond the range, scope, or limit of: ultrasonic. (prefix)
  • Far beyond the normal or proper degree of: ultraconservative. (prefix)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ultra-" in a sentence
  • "Yeah, I know that in the era of the ultra- cool heel who no one actually boos, doing something as heelish as showing fear might seem like the death knell to a career."
  • "While "top producers," capable of working with the ultra- rich and hunting for new assets by targeting "mass affluent" clients, can still command good compensation, the environment is getting tougher, according to Maurice Zufferey, who heads the Swiss operations of recruiter Spencer Stuart in Zurich."
  • "LG, based in Seoul, plans to begin selling a 55-inch ultra- thin OLED television, and include its motion-sensing Magic Remote, which also adopts software from Nuance Communications, the world's largest supplier of voice recognition technology."