1. (Anat.) The postaxial bone of the forearm, or branchium, corresponding to the fibula of the hind
limb. See Radius.
2. (O. Eng. Law) An ell; also, a yard. Burrill.
(Ul"nage) n. [See Ulna, and cf. Alnage.] (Old Eng. Law) Measurement by the ell; alnage.
(Ul"nar) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the ulna, or the elbow; as, the ulnar nerve.
(||Ul*na"re) n.; pl. Ulnaria [NL. See Ulna.] (Anat.) One of the bones or cartilages of the carpus,
which articulates with the ulna and corresponds to the cuneiform in man.
(||U`lo*den"dron) n. [NL., fr. Gr. for whole + tree.] (Paleon.) A genus of fossil trees.
(||U`lo*na"ta) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A division of insects nearly equivalent to the true Orthoptera.
(U*lot"ri*chan) a. (Anthropol.) Of or pertaining to the Ulotrichi. n. One of the Ulotrichi.
(||U*lot"ri*chi) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. woolly-haired; woolly + hair.] (Anthropol.) The division of
mankind which embraces the races having woolly or crispy hair. Cf. Leiotrichi.
(U*lot"ri*chous) a. (Anthropol.) Having woolly or crispy hair; opposed to leiotrichous.
(Ul"ster) n. A long, loose overcoat, worn by men and women, originally made of frieze from Ulster,
(Ul*te"ri*or) a. [L., comp. of ultra, ultro, beyond, on the other side, properly cases of an old
adjective, formed with a comparative suffix, which is akin to OL. uls beyond, L. olim formerly, hereafter,
orig., at that time, ille that, OL. olle, ollus. Cf. Outrage.]
1. Situated beyond, or on the farther side; thither; - - correlative with hither.
2. Further; remoter; more distant; succeeding; as, ulterior demands or propositions; ulterior views; what
ulterior measures will be adopted is uncertain.
Ulterior object or aim, an object or aim beyond that which is avowed.
(Ul*te"ri*or), n. Ulterior side or part. [R.] Coleridge.
(Ul*te"ri*or*ly), adv. More distantly or remotely.
Ultima ratio [L.], the last reason or argument; the last resort. Ultima Thule. [L.] See Thule.
(||Ul"ti*ma) a. [L., fem. ultimus last.] Most remote; furthest; final; last.
(Ul"ti*ma), n. [L., fem. of ultimus last.] (Gram. & Pros.) The last syllable of a word.
(Ul"ti*mate) a. [LL. ultimatus last, extreme, fr. L. ultimare to come to an end, fr. ultimus the
farthest, last, superl. from the same source as ulterior. See Ulterior, and cf. Ultimatum.]
1. Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final.
My harbor, and my ultimate repose.Milton.
Many actions apt to procure fame are not conductive to this our ultimate happiness.Addison.