Definition of ulterior :
1. Further; remoter; more distant; succeeding; as, ulterior demands or propositions; ulterior views; what ulterior measures will be adopted is uncertain.
2. side or part.
3. Situated beyond, or on the farther side; thither; - correlative with hither.
future (part of speech: noun)
- From all the evidence in the premises I am fully convinced that the motives of the French Court in aiding our country during the revolutionary struggle, were not based on patriotism but had ulterior objects in view. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
- Now that an ulterior object rendered them attractive, he turned his attention to the classics with genuine earnestness; and, on a cloudy day in the end of October, found himself on the box- seat of the Royal Mail, with his trunk on the roof behind him, bound for a certain city whose advantages are not confined to the possession of a university. - "Alec Forbes of Howglen", George MacDonald.
- I seem to find some ulterior motive in whatever people say or do. - "Man and Maid", Elinor Glyn.