Definitions for versusˈvɜr səs, -səz

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Wiktionary

  1. versus(Conjunction)

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  2. versus(Preposition)

    against, in opposition to.

    It is the Packers versus the Steelers in the Super Bowl.

  3. versus(Preposition)

    compared with, as opposed to.

  4. versus(Preposition)

    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.

  5. Origin: From versus, past participle of verto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Versus

    against; as, John Doe versus Richard Roe; -- chiefly used in legal language, and abbreviated to v. or vs

  2. Origin: [L., toward, turned in the direction of, from vertere, versum, to turn. See Verse.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jason Sudeikis:

    In this movie, it's about the 1 percent versus 99 percent.

  2. Mandy Xu:

    It's the difference between known unknowns versus unknown unknowns.

  3. Campbell Harvey:

    It is a trade-off of the optics versus doing the best thing for their retirees.

  4. Aaron Wolfson:

    This person should recognize when you have rogue employees versus a systemic issue.

  5. Josh McGee:

    The defined benefit plan versus defined contribution plan debate is beside the point.

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