against, in opposition to.
It is the Packers versus the Steelers in the Super Bowl.
compared with, as opposed to.
Bringing a legal action against, as used in the title of a court case in which the first party indicates the plaintiff (or appellant or the like), and the second indicates the defendant (or respondent or the like).
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans.
Origin: From versus, past participle of verto.
against; as, John Doe versus Richard Roe; -- chiefly used in legal language, and abbreviated to v. or vs
Origin: [L., toward, turned in the direction of, from vertere, versum, to turn. See Verse.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ver′sus, prep. against, in legal phraseology—abbreviated v. and vs. [L.]
The numerical value of versus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of versus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The education needs in Silicon Valley versus rural Iowa versus Tennessee are very different.
I hope to change things for the better, For 30 years this country has been about left versus right. Now we want to change things on the inside: national service, education, housing, a middle class that cannot finish the month.
There's a big difference between us -- speeches versus solutions, talk versus action, speeches don't put food on the table. Speeches don't fill up your tank or fill your prescriptions or do anything about that stack of bills that keeps you up at night.
This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind and the "unconscious." There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal-intellect suggests one course, and our "heart" or intuition, another.
The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity and until they do (and find the cure) all ideal plans will fall into quicksand.
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