universe

universe

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English

Alternative forms

  • Universe

Etymology

From Middle English universe, from Old French univers, from Latin universum (all things, as a whole, the universe), neuter of universus (all together, whole, entire, collective, general, literally turned or combined into one), from uni-, combining form of unus (one) + versus (turned), perfect passive participle of vertō (to turn).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈjuːnɪˌvɜːs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈjuːnəˌvɝs/

Noun

universe (plural universes)

  1. The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself.
    I think that the universe was created by a life force rather than a deity.
  2. An entity similar to our universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse.
  3. Everything under consideration.
    In all this universe of possibilities, there is only one feasible option.
  4. An imaginary collection of worlds.
    The universe in this comic book series is richly imagined.
  5. A whole world, in the sense of perspective or social setting.
    That didn’t just rock my world, it rocked my universe.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • universal
  • universal set
  • university

Translations

See also

  • om
  • universe on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • universe (economics) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • universe (mathematics) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /uː.niˈwer.seː/, [uː.nɪˈwɛr.seː]

Adverb

ūniversē (not comparable)

  1. Generally; in general.

References

  • universe in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • universe in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • universe in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Middle English

Etymology

From Old French univers, from Latin ūniversus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈiu̯nivɛrs/

Noun

universe

  1. (Late ME, rare) The universe; the stars.

Related terms

  • universite
  • universal

Descendants

  • English: universe
  • Scots: universe

References

  • “ūniverse (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-31.

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