Informal. a utility vehicle.
Other definitions for Ute (2 of 2)
a member of an American Indian people of Utah and W Colorado.
a dialect or group of dialects of the Uto-Aztecan language shared by the Utes and Southern Paiutes.
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How to use ute in a sentence
The ute Mountain ute Tribal Park allows guests to explore infrequently visited canyons in southwestern Colorado, so long as they are accompanied by a ute guide.What You Missed: How Increased Outdoor Rec on Tribal Lands Creates Problems | Fred Dreier | December 1, 2021 | Outside Online
If people don’t know who the ute people are, for example, or that they’re still around, I always say it’s kind of in one ear and out the other.
Land acknowledgment—stating the names of the Indigenous people who were the traditional stewards of a section of land—might look something like, “I’m calling from Moab, Utah, traditional homelands of the ute people.”
Ancestors of the ute people had cherished the spring for its physical and spiritual healing.Navigating the shifting protocols of a not-quite-post-pandemic world | Tom Haines | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
Soon after, while journeying on over an open plain, he once more heard the ute on his trail.The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony | Washington Matthews
Nu is riht enne we demen us seolf eauer unmihtie to werien to witen us oer ei god to halden wi ute godes helpe.
The post gets its water from the ute Creek and water from this stream flows in a ditch completely around the parade.Old Fort Garland | James T. Forrest
A ute who could speak Spanish accompanied it with the word blanco, as if recognizing that it required explanation.
They and their captain (Payne) you have heard more of in the ute campaign.Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life | Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for ute (1 of 2)
Australian and NZ informal short for utility (def. 6)
British Dictionary definitions for Ute (2 of 2)
plural Utes or Ute a member of a North American Indian people of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, related to the Aztecs
the language of this people, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family
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