from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The highest point, as of excellence or achievement; the ultimate.
- noun The most profound degree, as of a condition or quality.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Not (anything) more beyond; the extreme or utmost point; completeness; perfection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- The uttermost point to which one can go or attain; hence, the summit of achievement; the highest point or degree; the acme.
- Obs. or R. A prohibition against proceeding further; an insuperable obstacle or limiting condition.
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- noun the highest,
ultimatepoint of achievementwhich can be reached; perfection
- noun the highest possible state, degree, or condition of quality; nothing better
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the state of being without a flaw or defect
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin nē plūs ultrā, (go) no more beyond (this point) : nē, no + plūs, more + ultrā, beyond.]
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From Latin nē ("not") plūs ("more") ultrā ("beyond")
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mercy commented on the word ne plus ultra
Acme; pinnacle; the highest point capable of being attained; the most profound degree of a quality or state.
June 28, 2008