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Meaning of universe by Wiktionary Dictionary


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    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” ) .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈjuːnɪˌvɜːs/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈjuːnəˌvɝs/
    • Rhymes: -ɜː( ɹ )s


    universe ( plural: universes )

    1. The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself; same as the Universe .
    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. Intense form of world in the sense of perspective or social setting .
      That didn’t just rock my world, it rocked my universe .

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Explanation of universe by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. everything stated or assumed in a given discussion

    2. the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn

    3. everything that exists anywhere

    4. they study the evolution of the universe

    Definition of universe by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. 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.