What does Universe mean?

Definitions for Universe
ˈyu nəˌvɜrsUni·verse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosmnoun

    everything that exists anywhere

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

  2. population, universenoun

    (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 discoursenoun

    everything stated or assumed in a given discussion


  1. universenoun

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

  2. universenoun

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

  3. universenoun

    Everything under consideration.

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

  4. universenoun

    An imaginary collection of worlds.

    The universe in this comic book series is richly imagined.

  5. universenoun

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

    That didn't just rock my world, it rocked my universe.

  6. Universenoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Universenoun

    The general system of things.

    Etymology: univers, Fr. universum, Lat.

    Creeping murmur, and the poring dark,
    Fills the wide vessel of the universe. William Shakespeare.

    God here sums up all into man; the whole into a part; the universe into an individual. Robert South, Sermons.

    Father of heav’n!
    Whose word call’d out this universe to birth. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Universenoun

    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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Universe

    ū′ni-vėrs, n. the whole system of created things: all created things viewed as one whole: the world.—adj. Universolog′ical.—ns. Universol′ogist; Universol′ogy, the science of the universe, or of all forms of human activity. [L. universum, neut. sing. of universus, whole, unus, one, versus, vertĕre, to turn.]

Editors Contribution

  1. universe

    A space in the multiverse like a computer composed of animals, beings, structures, systems, conscience, consciousness, hearts, mind, spirit, souls, memory, skills, software, solutions, tools, love, light, expression, data, information, emotion, frequency, intelligence, color, inspiration, knowledge, knowing, learning, wisdom, understanding, weather, climate, facts, joy, love, balance, justness, fairness, truth, harmony and energy cocreating as a collective and intelligent being justly and fairly.

    The universe is amazing and we all know within our soul we are infinite beings here to evolve and change and improve.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Universe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Universe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Universe in a Sentence

  1. Banani Ray:

    No one and nothing outside of you can give you salvation, or free you from the misery. You have to light your own lamp. You have to know the miniature universe that you yourself are.

  2. Dan Buckley:

    Audio is the next natural step to bring the Marvel Universe to fans around the world.

  3. Kim Kardashian:

    Really the reason why they imprisoned him was because he started doing positive for the community, he started showing that he had power, that he wasn't one of a monolithic voice, that he could wrap people around, it's very important for me to get Larry Hoover out because in an alternate universe I am Kim Kardashian West and I have to go and get Larry Hoover free because Larry Hoover was doing positive inside of Chicago, just like how I'm moving back to Chicago(.).

  4. Pat Keon:

    Unlike the rest of the fixed-income universe, it is a negative for loan funds when the Fed holds rates static - or decreases rates, this is because loans have floating rates that benefit from interest rate hikes.

  5. Angela Keith:

    When I'm loved I'm the universe, If I'm not I'm merely a dying star.

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take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
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