What does universe mean?

Definitions for universe
ˈyu nəˌvɜrsuni·verse

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word universe.

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

Wiktionary

  1. universe(Noun)

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

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

  2. universe(Noun)

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

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

  3. universe(Noun)

    Everything under consideration.

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

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

  4. universe(Noun)

    An imaginary collection of worlds.

    The universe in this comic book series is richly imagined.

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

  5. universe(Noun)

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

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

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

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

How to pronounce universe?

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How to say universe in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The universe does not have a purpose, but we do have! Our purpose is to re-shape this purposeless universe in a way that it will not be able to kill us!

  2. Steven Weinberg:

    The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.

  3. Remy de Gourmont:

    The human mind is so complex and things are so tangled up with each other that, to explain a blade of straw, one would have to take to pieces an entire universe. A definition is a sack of flour compressed into a thimble.

  4. Aldous Huxley:

    There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterwards, when you have worked on your own corner.

  5. Samuel Grafton:

    A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.

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