U to Ultra-
(U) the twenty-first letter of the English alphabet, is a cursive form of the letter V, with which it was
formerly used interchangeably, both letters being then used both as vowels and consonants. U and V
are now, however, differentiated, U being used only as a vowel or semivowel, and V only as a consonant.
The true primary vowel sound of U, in Anglo-Saxon, was the sound which it still retains in most of the
languages of Europe, that of long oo, as in tool, and short oo, as in wood, answering to the French
ou in tour. Etymologically U is most closely related to o, y w, and v; as in two, duet, dyad, twice; top,
tuft; sop, sup; auspice, aviary. See V, also O and Y.
See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 130-144.
(Ua*ka"ri) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Ouakari.
(U"ber*ous) a. [L. uber.] Fruitful; copious; abundant; plentiful. [Obs.] Sir T. Herbert.
(U"ber*ty) n. [L. ubertas.] Fruitfulness; copiousness; abundance; plenty. [Obs.] Florio.
(U`bi*ca"tion U*bi"e*ty) n. [NL. ubicatio, ubietas, fr. L. ubi where.] The quality or state of
being in a place; local relation; position or location; whereness. [R.] Glanvill.
(U`bi*qua"ri*an) a. Ubiquitous. [R.]
(U"bi*quist U*biq`ui*ta"ri*an) n. [L. ubique everywhere: cf. F. ubiquiste, ubiquitaire. See Ubiquity.]
(Eccl. Hist.) One of a school of Lutheran divines which held that the body of Christ is present everywhere,
and especially in the eucharist, in virtue of his omnipresence. Called also ubiquitist, and ubiquitary.
(U*biq"ui*ta*ri*ness) n. Quality or state of being ubiquitary, or ubiquitous. [R.] Fuller.
(U*biq"ui*ta*ry) a. [L. ubique everywhere. See Ubiquitarian.] Ubiquitous. Howell.
(U*biq"ui*ta*ry), n.; pl. Ubiquitaries
1. One who exists everywhere. B. Jonson.
2. (Eccl. Hist.) A ubiquist. Bp. Hall.
(U*biq"ui*tist) n. Same as Ubiquist.
(U*biq"ui*tous) a. [See Ubiquity.] Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the
same time; omnipresent. U*biq"ui*tous*ly, adv.
In this sense is he ubiquitous.R. D. Hitchcock.
(U*biq"ui*ty) n. [L. ubique everywhere, fr. ubi where, perhaps for cubi, quobi and if so akin
to E. who: cf. F. ubiquité.]
1. Existence everywhere, or in places, at the same time; omnipresence; as, the ubiquity of God is not
disputed by those who admit his existence.
The arms of Rome . . . were impeded by . . . the wide spaces to be traversed and the ubiquity of the
2. (Theol.) The doctrine, as formulated by Luther, that Christ's glorified body is omnipresent.
(U"chees) n. pl. (Ethnol.) A tribe of North American Indians belonging to the Creek confederation.
(Uck`e*wal"list) n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of rigid Anabaptists, which originated in 1637,
and whose tenets were essentially the same as those of the Mennonists. In addition, however, they