- ( UK ) IPA: /ˈjuːnɪˌvɜːs/
- ( US ) IPA: /ˈjuːnəˌvɝs/
- Rhymes: -ɜː( ɹ )s
- The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself; same as the Universe .
- An entity similar to our Universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse .
- Everything under consideration .
- An imaginary collection of worlds .
- Intense form of world in the sense of perspective or social setting .
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 verto ( “I turn” ) .
Explanation of universe by Wordnet Dictionary
- Universe n. [L. universum, from universus universal; unus one + vertere, versum, to turn, that is, turned into one, combined into one whole; cf. F. univers. See One, and Verse.] All created things viewed as constituting one system or whole; the whole body of things, or of phenomena; the τὸ πᾶν of the Greeks, the mundus of the Latins; the world; creation.
How may I
Adore thee, Author of this universe
And all this good to man! Milton.
Definition of universe by GCIDE Dictionary