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Meaning of ULTERIOR

Pronunciation:  ult'ireeur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  coming at a subsequent time or stage; "the future president entered college at the age of 16"; "awaiting future actions on the bill"; "later developments"; "without ulterior argument"
  2. [adj]  beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote; "a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion"; "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw
  3. [adj]  lying beneath what is revealed or avowed, especially being deliberately concealed; "subterranean motives for murder"; "looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell

ULTERIOR is a 8 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: covert, distant, future(a), later(a), subsequent, subterranean



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Ul*te"ri*or\, n.
    Ulterior side or part. [R.] --Coleridge.