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ne plus ultra Explained

ne plus ultra at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1638, from L., lit. "no more beyond," traditionally inscribed on the Pillars of Hercules. ///

ne plus ultra at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "ne plus ultra":
acme, acme of perfection, all, apex, apogee, authority,
authorization, be-all and end-all, blue ribbon, brow, cap,
capstone, ceiling, championship, climax, cloud nine, command,
consummation, control, crest, crown, culmen, culmination,
directorship, dominion, edge, effectiveness, end, extreme,
extreme limit, extremity, first place, first prize, headship,
heaven, heavens, hegemony, height, high noon, highest,
highest degree, highest pitch, highest point, imperium, influence,
jurisdiction, kingship, last word, leadership, limit, lordship,
management, mastership, mastery, maximum, meridian, most,
mountaintop, new high, no place higher, noon, nth degree, palms,
paramountcy, peak, perfection, pink, pink of perfection, pinnacle,
pitch, point, pole, power, presidency, primacy, record, ridge,
rule, say, seventh heaven, sky, sovereignty, spire, summit,
supremacy, sway, the whole, tip, tip-top, top, top spot, ultimate,
upmost, upper extremity, uppermost, utmost, utmost extent,
uttermost, vertex, very top, zenith

ne plus ultra at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Superiority {Supremacy}): superiority, majority, greatness, advantage, pull, preponderance, vantage point, prevalence, personal superiority, nobility, rank, supremacy, preeminence, lead, maximum, record, climax, culmination, summit, transcendence, ne plus ultra , lion's share, excess, surplus, remainder, redundancy.

[N] (Completeness): completeness, completion, integration, entirety, perfection, solidity, solidarity, unity, all, ne plus ultra , ideal, limit, complement, supplement, filling, up, saturation, high water, high tide, flood tide, spring tide, fill, load, bumper, sufficiency.

[N] (Limit): limit, boundary, bounds, border, confine, enclave, term, verge, but, pale, termination, terminus, frontier, Rubicon, turning point, ne plus ultra .

[N] (Perfection): perfection, impeccability, paragon, ideal, ne plus ultra , summit, model, standard, pinnacle, epitome, pattern, masterpiece, transcendence, superiority.

Ne plus ultra at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ne plus ultra \Ne plus ul"tra\ [L., no further; ne no, not +
plus more + ultra beyond.]
1. The uttermost point to which one can go or attain; hence,
the summit of achievement; the highest point or degree;
the acme.

2. A prohibition against proceeding further; an insuperable
obstacle or limiting condition. [Obs. or R.]

ne plus ultra at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

ne plus ultra
n : the state of being without a flaw or defect [syn: {perfection},
{flawlessness}] [ant: {imperfection}]

ne plus ultra at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » ne|nē|lang=la|not Inter: term » plus|plūs|lang=la|more Inter: term » ultra|ultrā|lang=la|beyond

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » /nē' plŭs ŭl'trə/

Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=ne plus ultra
  • the highest, ultimate point of achievement which can be reached; perfection
    1. : The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the ne plus ultra of art. - Julia Kavanagh
    2. the highest possible state, degree, or condition of quality; nothing better


    Translation: et » ne plus ultra