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EtymologyEdit

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).

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

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.

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ūniversē (not comparable)

  1. Generally; in general.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French univers, from Latin ūniversus.

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universe

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

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