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Meaning of NE PLUS ULTRA

Pronunciation:  `nee`plus'ultru

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the state of being without a flaw or defect
 
 Synonyms: flawlessness, perfection
 
 Antonyms: imperfection, imperfectness
 
 See Also: cultivation, culture, dream, fare-thee-well, finish, intactness, polish, refinement, state

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.]

 
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