Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The last extremity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The utmost or last extremity.
  • noun a fight to the end, or to the death.

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  • noun obsolete The furthest degree or extremity, going beyond bounds or propriety.

Etymologies

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From Old French oltrance (modern oltrance), from outrer ("pass beyond"), from oltre, outre, utre, from Late Latin ultra-. Compare outrage.

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  • Hmmm ... They couldn't use a better definition for this? It means to the death.

    (n)The utmost or last extremity.

    February 16, 2009

  • Ausgang!

    In the event of an alarm sounding, patrons are kindly requested to leave calmly by the nearest outrance.

    February 16, 2009