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Utes \Utes\, n. pl.; sing. Ute. (Ethnol.) An extensive tribe of North American Indians of the Shoshone stock, inhabiting Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and adjacent regions. They are subdivided into several subordinate tribes, some of which are among the most degraded of North American Indians.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1826; see Utah.


n. (context Australia New Zealand English) A small vehicle based on the same platform as a family car but with a unibody construction and a built-in open tray area for carrying goods; similar but not identical to a pick-up truck.

Ute, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 378
Housing Units (2000): 201
Land area (2000): 0.395093 sq. miles (1.023285 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.395093 sq. miles (1.023285 sq. km)
FIPS code: 79995
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 42.049711 N, 95.705879 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 51060
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Ute, IA

The National Administration of Power Plants and Electrical Transmissions , better known as UTE, is Uruguay's government-owned power company. It was established in 1912, following approval of Law 4273 establishing it as a monopoly.

In 1931 the monopoly on communications was also granted to UTE, until the founding of ANTEL in 1974.

In 1980 an organic law was passed.

Ute (vehicle)

A ute – an abbreviation for "utility" or " coupé utility" – is a term used originally in Australia and New Zealand to describe usually two-wheel-drive, traditionally passenger vehicles with a cargo tray in the rear integrated with the passenger body; as opposed to a pickup whose cargo tray is not integrated with the passenger body. In South Africa the term "bakkie" is generally used, although General Motors in that country now sells the Australian Holden in small numbers there and calls it a ute, while a small front-wheel drive Chevrolet pickup sourced from Brazil and sold in South Africa is called a utility. However, only General Motors uses this terminology.

Ute (sponge)

Ute (sponge) is a genus of calcareous sponges belonging to the family Grantiidae.

Usage examples of "ute".

So far as he knew, no other white man had ever taken a Ute woman for his wife simply because the Utes either drove off or killed any whites they found in their territory.

Concentrating on the Ute, he fired, then jumped to safety as the warrior crashed to the ground.

In seconds there was no sign of a single Ute, they were so well hidden.

Winona and gone into the remote country to the northwest of their cabin, not to the southwest into Ute land.

Gulping down his mouthful of meat, he opened his eyes and swiveled around to find a lone Ute stalking toward him with an arrow already trained on his back.

Hawken propped against the nearby tree, perhaps five feet away, so near, yet not near enough to grab before the Ute let the arrow fly.

He started to rise, his left hand falling to the pistol, when the Ute barked a single word.

Evidently the Ute intended to take him alive, which might buy him time to turn the tables.

Using two fingers and exaggerated, slow movements so the Ute could see he was not about to do anything rash, Nate pulled the pistol out and gently placed it on the ground.

He did likewise with his butcher knife and the tomahawk, then stepped back when the Ute indicated he should do so, and kept on stepping until the Ute signified he should stop.

He expected the warrior to either give a yell to attract the rest of the band or else force him to turn and kneel so the Ute could bind him, although what the man would use he had no idea since the only other article the warrior had was a knife.

He was recalling how Two Owls had helped him save Shakespeare McNair and another man from a war party of Blackfeet that had penetrated deep into Ute territory.

He picked up the stick he had dropped when the Ute appeared and brushed bits of grass off the pieces of rabbit, then heated them again.

Hawken tucked under his left arm, he followed the Ute to where the sturdy roan waited.

He looked at Flying Hawk, expecting the warrior to begin climbing at any moment, and was startled when he saw the Ute give a barely perceptible shudder.