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ul·tra·ma·rine

 (ŭl′trə-mə-rēn′)
n.
1.
a. A blue pigment made from powdered lapis lazuli.
b. A similar pigment made synthetically by heating clay, sodium carbonate, and sulfur together.
2. A vivid or strong blue to purplish blue.
adj.
1. Of the color ultramarine.
2. Of or from a place beyond the sea.

[From Medieval Latin ultrāmarīnus, from beyond the sea : Latin ultrā, ultra- + Latin marīnus, of the sea (from mare, sea; see mori- in Indo-European roots).]

ultramarine

(ˌʌltrəməˈriːn)
n
1. (Dyeing) a blue pigment consisting of sodium and aluminium silicates and some sodium sulphide, obtained by powdering natural lapis lazuli or made synthetically: used in paints, printing ink, plastics, etc
2. (Colours) a vivid blue colour
adj
3. (Colours) of the colour ultramarine
4. (Physical Geography) from across the seas
[C17: from Medieval Latin ultramarinus, from ultrā beyond (see ultra-) + mare sea; so called because the lapis lazuli from which the pigment was made was imported from Asia]

ul•tra•ma•rine

(ˌʌl trə məˈrin)

adj.
1. of a deep blue color.
2. beyond the sea.
n.
3. a blue pigment consisting of powdered lapis lazuli.
4. a similar artificial blue pigment.
5. any of various related pigments.
6. a deep blue color.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin ultrāmarīnus= Latin ultrā ultra- + marīnus marine]

ultramarine

- First a blue pigment made from lapis lazuli, imported from Asia by sea, so, in Latin, it was ultramarinus, "beyond the seas."
See also related terms for lapis lazuli.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ultramarine - blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuliultramarine - blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
French blue, French ultramarine, French ultramarine blue - ultramarine pigment prepared artificially
2.ultramarine - a vivid blue to purple-blue colorultramarine - a vivid blue to purple-blue color  
blue, blueness - blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
Adj.1.ultramarine - of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue colorultramarine - of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue color
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
ultramariinsinine
ultramariini

ultramarine

[ˌʌltrəməˈriːn]
A. ADJultramarino
B. Nazul m ultramarino or de ultramar

ultramarine

[ˌʌltrəməˈriːn]
noutremer m
adjoutremer inv

ultramarine

[ˌʌltrəməˈriːn]
1. adjoltremarino/a
2. noltremarino
References in classic literature ?
Beyond that the tints darkened into fine gradations of ultramarine, and faded into vague obscurity.
The atmosphere beneath is languorous, and is so tinged with azure that what artists call the middle distance partakes also of that hue, while the horizon beyond is of the deepest ultramarine.
A breeze from the north drove little puffs of white cloud across an ultramarine sky, with a bright sea running under it.
Lawson painted very low in tone, and they both saw the emerald of the grass like dark velvet, while the brilliance of the sky turned in their hands to a brooding ultramarine.
Contract notice: Channel satellite exchange between stations ultramarines atlantic basin, indian ocean and the metropolis, known as "the reversible".