Definitions for universeˈyu nəˌvɜrs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

u•ni•verseˈyu nəˌvɜrs(n.)

  1. the totality of known or supposed objects and phenomena throughout space; the cosmos; macrocosm.

  2. the whole world, esp. with reference to humanity.

  3. a world or sphere in which something exists or prevails.

  4. Also called u′niverse of dis′course.Logic. the aggregate of all the objects, attributes, and relations assumed or implied in a given discussion.

    Category: Philosphy

Origin of universe:

1325–75; ME < OF < L ūniversus entire, all, lit., turned into one =ūni-ūni-+versus, ptp. of vertere to turn

Princeton's WordNet

  1. universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm(noun)

    everything that exists anywhere

    "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"

  2. population, universe(noun)

    (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn

    "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"

  3. universe, universe of discourse(noun)

    everything stated or assumed in a given discussion

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. universe(noun)ˈyu nəˌvɜrs

    all the galaxies, stars, and planets

    the mysteries of the universe

Wiktionary

  1. universe(Noun)

    The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself; same as the Universe.

  2. universe(Noun)

    An entity similar to our Universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse.

  3. universe(Noun)

    Everything under consideration.

    In all this universe of possibilities, there is only one feasible option.

  4. universe(Noun)

    An imaginary collection of worlds.

    The universe in this comic book series is richly imagined.

  5. universe(Noun)

    Intense form of world in the sense of perspective or social setting.

    That didnu2019t just rock my world, it rocked my universe.

  6. Universe(ProperNoun)

    The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself.

    Powerful telescopes look far back into the distant reaches of the Universe.

  7. Origin: From univers, from universum, neuter of universus, from uni-, combining form of unus + versus, perfect passive participle of verto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Universe(noun)

    all created things viewed as constituting one system or whole; the whole body of things, or of phenomena; the / / of the Greeks, the mundus of the Latins; the world; creation

Freebase

  1. Universe

    The Universe is commonly defined as the totality of existence, including planets, stars, galaxies, the contents of intergalactic space, and all matter and energy. Similar terms include the cosmos, the world and nature. Scientific observation of the Universe, the observable part of which is about 93 billion light years in diameter, has led to inferences of its earlier stages. These observations suggest that the Universe has been governed by the same physical laws and constants throughout most of its extent and history. The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model that describes the early development of the Universe, which in physical cosmology is calculated to have occurred 13.798 ± 0.037 billion years ago. There are various multiverse hypotheses, in which physicists have suggested that the Universe might be one among many universes that likewise exist. The farthest distance that it is theoretically possible for humans to see is described as the observable Universe. Observations have shown that the Universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating rate. There are many competing theories about the ultimate fate of the Universe. Physicists remain unsure about what, if anything, preceded the Big Bang. Many refuse to speculate, doubting that any information from any such prior state could ever be accessible.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'universe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3632

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'universe' in Nouns Frequency: #1482


Translations for universe

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

universe(noun)

everything– earth, planets, sun, stars etc – that exists anywhere

Somewhere in the universe there must be another world like ours.

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